Easy Framing Ideas

Looking for easy framing ideas? I have some simple DIY solutions for framing prints, photos and artwork for any room that you’re going to want to try. 

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Floating glass frames with a hanging chain are my latest crush. I can change art work seasonally with all the cute printables I enjoy downloading or create a lasting keepsake.

Recently when I was browsing through a high-end decor shop, I almost bought a gorgeous pressed flower collage in a frame just like these. Then I looked at the tag and discovered it was way out of my price range. Guess I’ll be adding pressed flowers to my list of future DIY projects.


Easy framing ideas with pressed glass.


Easy framing ideas for watercolors.

Floating Glass Frames

Floating glass in wood frames are another favorite of mine and just as easy to work with. The wall color showing through creates a mat for the subject being framed making this another inexpensive solution.


Easy framing ideas for postcards.


Laundry Room Refresh And A Free Printable


Do you have memorabilia tucked away in boxes or drawers that would be interesting to display? Here are some suggestions to get you started.

  • Concert ticket
  • Theater program
  • Postcards
  • Photographs
  • Letters
  • Seasonal printable
  • Kids art
  • Watercolor
  • Recipe cards
  • Foreign currency


Laundry Room Refresh

Oversized Mats

For art with a big impact, I go for the large gallery frame with an oversized mat. It’s a fun way to give emphasis to a small photo or little piece of artwork. Think of creating a focal point with a large frame or anchor a gallery wall so everything is not the same size.

These frames have easy to remove backs, so updating new prints or photos is simple. Plus the mat comes with the frame which is a money saver.


Easy framing ideas with oversized mats and frames.


Easy framing ideas for photos.

Clip Boards

One of the easiest solutions for displaying temporary art is on a clip board. If you’ve been following me for a while you may have noticed I love using them.

This is a spot where I enjoy rotating artwork that I’m interested in painting at the time. I also like creating vignettes on the kitchen counter using a clipboard with fruit, flowers or cutting boards.


Easy framing ideas to display art.

Shadow Boxes

Shadow boxes are for creating three-dimensional art, such as the seashell collection from an awesome Florida vacation. It’s a great reminder to enjoy the little things in life and the options are endless.


Easy framing ideas with shadow boxes


Are you thinking about all the things you can frame now? Art comes in many forms and should speak from the heart. If something has meaning to you, then find a way to display and enjoy it.



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23 thoughts on “Easy Framing Ideas

  1. Stacey says:

    These are all great ideas for framing! We have one shadow box with a family picture in it. That shadow box just makes the picture seem more important. I love it. I also love floating glass frames. They’ve always caught my attention.

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you for pinning Jeanie! The floating glass frames have been so easy to update with new artwork. I may have to get a few more.

  2. Mary-The Boondocks Blog says:

    Oh my so many great ways to display your precious photos and memorabilia. I really like the floating frames because they look light and airy.

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Hi Julie, yes I did paint the cherries. One of the reasons why I love the frames, is that it’s so easy to pop in new artwork whenever the creative urge strikes.

  3. Paula says:

    I love these great ideas! They would be great for bachelors who might not have a clue and / or want a nice way to display something a little odd. 🙂

  4. French Ethereal says:

    You know, I love simple framed art but didn’t do it much in my old house for some reason. Here in our Prairie Home {our 41′ fifth wheel} our walls aren’t sturdy enough to hang much except with Scotch tape. Saved your ideas to my Decorating and Enchanting Laundry Rooms boards for later and for others to find. Great ideas, Paula!!!

    Barb 🙂

  5. Pam says:

    I love love love these ideas! I have always been a fan of the floating glass frames and kind of forgot about them. I have a bunch of things I’ve been wanting to frame without a lot of hassle or money, so YES, thanks for the reminder about those! Also, the clipboards — They have those at the dollar store, so another great option!! Came by from Katherine’s Corner.

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Hi Pam, I’m so happy you stopped by and that you like the framing ideas from the post. Yes frames can be expensive, so glad I could offer a few options!

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