13 Unconventional Ways To Stylishly Fill Empty Frames Around Your Home
Tahlea Jankoski 2/20/2016
Who says only photos and paintings are worthy of wall space? By using simple items from your house, or great outdoors, it is quick and easy to create beautiful, unique framed art for your home.
Everyone loves a beautiful bouquet. Why not keep it on display all year long? Collect some of your favorite flowers and press them for a few days to prepare them for framing. Once they're flattened and dried, arrange them in a frame with plain matting to really make your blooms pop!
Frame Your Fabric
When you’re not wearing them, hanging elaborate, vintage scarves or other decorative fabric is the perfect way to store (and show off!) your colorful collection. Iron them first for a seamless look!
Frame Special Keys
What's more special than the key to your first home? Or perhaps the key to the first home you shared with that special someone? Framing these precious keepsakes is a great way to showcase those happy memories.
Create A Collage Of Tickets
You know that old shoe box of concert tickets, wristbands, movie stubs and receipts from your favorite places? Dig them out and put them on display in a beautiful, colorful collage.
Precious Recipes Become Art
Your mother or grandmother's handwritten recipes shouldn't be filed away. Keep them intact and easily accessible by framing them with neutral matting.
Showcase Your Quilts
A quilt truly is a work of art, so why not treat it like one? Putting your favorite colorful blanket in a large frame (or an old window pane) is a great way to show it off and spice up your decor.
Bring Nature Indoors
The beauty of nature doesn't have to stay outside! Grab some twigs from the yard and cut them down to size. With some creative arranging and glue, you have a quick and easy focal point that's perfect in any room!
Calendar Turned Gallery Wall
With so many gorgeous wall calendars, why would you limit your enjoyment of them to a mere 12 months? Disassemble your favorite calendar into single sheets and frame them individually to creative a cohesive, eye-catching series of art pieces.
Shopping Bag Art
There are few things more enjoyable than a shop-til-you-drop afternoon spent at the mall or boutiques. Frame your favorite bags to create a fun collage that's uniquely you.
Arrange A Collection Into Art
Do you love to collect shells and sea glass at the beach? How about buttons or vintage coins? No matter what you love to collect, arranging your items in frames is the perfect way to showcase all your favorite things.
Frame Your Favorite Paint Palette
Collect paint samples in your favorite shades and line them up within a frame. With a dry-erase marker, you can transform each colored square into a day of the week. Voila! You have a completely customizable new calendar.
Spray Painted Silverware
Vintage spoons, knives and forks can have beautiful, intricate designs. When you add a coat of matte paint and arrange them in frames, old silverware is elevated from tableware to decorative showpieces.
Anything is Frame-Worthy!
Whether you're displaying an important collection you've been building for years, your grandparents' priceless, handwritten recipes, natural flowers and greenery, or anything in between, there is no limit to all of the creative possibilities of framed art! A little inspiration can go a long way in transforming your interior decor.