I love decorating my new home, but as most of you know it can get really expensive pretty quickly. Shoot, most matting and framing can cost at least $60 depending on the size and the frame you choose.
I recently went to a conference, and found this amazing fairy picture that I just had to have! The artist was selling the prints for $3 each or you could get one with a frame for $75. Way to frugal for that kind of price tag, so I paid my $3 and took my print home!
Cheap Photo Framing
Before I get too far, I have to share with you that Goodwill is your best friend. Ok, repeat after me “Goodwill is my best friend.” Think I am nuts, you won’t when I am done showing what awesome goodies I have found at my local thrift store.
Goodwill, or your local thrift store, is a mecca for home decor items. Lots of them can be reused and/or repurposed to fit right into your style and design in your home. It is especially a honey hole for picture frames.
I love pictures! Any kinds, but frames are so darned expensive. That’s why I head to Goodwill a few times a month to see what they have. This week, I was able to pick up a large frame with matting for only $6! Plus, I am going to share with you just how I turned this old yucky frame and photo into a great framed piece of unique artwork. Just check out how to make your very own in this great instructographic!
You might also enjoy this Upcycled Photo Frame idea!
Have you done any of your own cheap photo framing at home?
Still Blonde after all these YEARS says
Great job, great idea, nice instructographic!
I have a TON of pictures that I’ve done that way! There’s a frame shop near my college, and I go there and have the owner cut mats for me, usually for about $2/each. I can get them in any color I want, and she cuts them to fit the frame and the picture for me.
Crunchy Frugalista says
I love that idea about the mats! I am going to have to see if I can find someone locally to do that for me. Thanks for sharing!