How to Build Easy Picture Frames (free building plans)

DIY easy picture frame

I love giving homemade gifts, and I’m always looking for good handmade gift ideas. I feel like making a handmade gift is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give. Every Christmas, my kids make handmade gifts for each other, and I often make something for my parents or family members as well.

In the past, we’ve made all sorts of fun handmade gifts, like this finger hockey game, a charcuterie cutting board, we’ve made cornhole boards, we made a baseball display shelf for my son, a golf ball display for my husband, and we have made a few cute farmhouse benches as gifts too.

easy picture frames

But this year, I made myself a a handmade gift. I’ve wanted some pictures of my kids to hang in my hallway for years, so I finally built a couple of handmade frames, and you guys!!!! Why did I wait so long? These DIY picture frames are so simple, they literally just took one board and a couple of hours to build. I love this handmade gift idea!

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Hallway pictures

I am obsessed with the natural wood look, and how well they fit into my decor. And having my babies’ faces on my wall is the best! Every parent would love a picture of their family to hang on their wall- such a great homemade gift idea for anyone on your list.

I envision changing these photos as the kids grow, updating them each year. Someday these frames will be filled with graduation, wedding, and family photos for each of my kids. But for now, they are still little and I’m going to love looking at these sweet faces every day.

diy picture frames

And I’m excited to share the free building plans too. I partnered with Kreg Jig to bring these building plans to you absolutely free. I loved using my Kreg pocket hole jig 720 pro to build these frames, and if you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know that I use my pocket hole jig on pretty much every project I work on.

picture frames in hallway

If you are wondering how to build easy picture frames, you really don’t need any fancy tools. Just a saw, drill, and my favorite Kreg pocket hole jig 720 pro. You just need one board per frame (these frames are 11×14), and I’ve shared all of the measurements and the instructions in my building plans.

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I almost always share my building plans on because they have the best selection of free building plans. It’s a great place to find inspiration for any project you want to tackle.

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This post was sponsored by Kreg. But all of the ideas, opinions, photos, and those cute children belong to me. As always, I never share anything I don’t absolutely love and use all of the time.

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