Put A Jewel On It: DIY Your Own Picture Frames

23rd Mar 2013 / By Guest Contributor
JustFab DIY- Jewel Picture Frames

This week’s National Craft Month DIY was inspired by my love of snapping photos and tendency to buy overpriced embellished picture frames. I can’t resist pretty frames, they make for great gifts and instantly update your office space and home. It’s incredibly easy to take a basic frame and make it fab, read on for a few tips.


JustFab DIY- Jewel Picture Frames


  • New/old frames
  • Embellishments of your choice (pearls, gems, glitter, flowers, beads etc.)
  • E6000 glue

Step 1: Before your begin gluing your embellishments, arrange them on your frame(s) to figure out a pattern and/or design. I knew I wanted jeweled flowers so I glued gems onto my flowers before gluing them on my frames.

Step 2: Once your pattern and/or design is set, begin gluing your beads, flowers, gems, glitter, pearls, studs, or any other appliques to your frames.

Step 3: Let the glue dry for a few hours. Once your frame(s) are dry, simply place a photo inside.



What other embellishments would you use for your DIY?



-Deb M.

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Somerset Frames

Fantastic custom picture frames, absolutely love the vibrant colours! Really like to see people doing there own diy homewares, great work.


Try using Swarovski crystals it works very well on picture frames!

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