I decorate a lot with photos- so I am always on the lookout for unique photo frames. Recently I saw some chunky frames on pedestals that I fell in love with- but the boutique store price was a little too high for me. I did what any other semi-crafty person would do, and made some myself! I was able to customize the photo orientation and frame size, and created a DIY picture frame trio – three pedestal frames for less than the price of one of the frames I saw at the boutique!
- 8×10 Photo Frame (If black frames can’t be found in all sizes-paint it to match).
- 5×7 Black Photo Frame
- 4×6 Black Photo Frame
- 9″ Wooden Candlestick
- 6.75″ Wooden Candlestick
- 1.78″ Wooden Candlestick
- Wooden Doll Pin Heads
- Gorilla Glue (or other strong adhesive)
- Black Paint
- 3 Foam Brushes (with wooden handles) or 1/2″ Wooden Dowel, trimmed to 4″ sizes.
The first thing I did was create my wooden dowels for the DIY picture frame support. I am a huge fan of using what I have lying around the house. I used three wooden foam brush handles for my dowels. They are the perfect size, already cut. You could always trim a 1/2″ dowel for this step.
Using clamps to hold the frame in place, allow the glue to dry fully.
Adhere the wooden doll pin head to the top of the DIY picture frame as a decorative finial.
That’s it! A custom pedestal DIY picture frame trio for a fraction of the boutique price!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).