1. Use your router to make parallel grooves along a block of wood.
  2. Paint a stain on the wood.
  3. Laminate photos or attach them to Plexiglass and set them in the grooves.

If you’re not a woodworker:

Purchase a wooden quilting ruler rack (which quilters use to store their rulers). They come in a variety of sizes and can be found at quilt shops and online for less than $20.

Bright Ideas for your DIY Photo Frame

  • Black and white images have a nostalgic, timeless feel and a classy, professional look.
  • Framing and photo shops can scan prints, which means that you are not limited to using only digital photos. Get a quote beforehand. Prices can vary greatly.
  • Select high-resolution images and crop them to focus in on your subject.
  • With today’s digital cameras, taking and storing images has become easier. But rapidly changing technology may soon make your current storage method obsolete. The best way to preserve your photos is to print them on archival paper. This eliminates the danger of accidentally deleting them or the need to constantly upgrade your storage method.

DIY Photo Frame craft project designed by Natasha Dickens. Photography by Sue Ferris.