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25 Uses for Old Picture Frames

 You don't have to consign old picture frames to the trash - there's a whole myriad of different ways you can give them a new lease of life. They can be used for both form and function if you just apply your imagination. To help you, I've devised no less than 26 different ways you can give your old picture frames a fresh start. Here they are: 
 
1. Build a table. 
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Combine a lamp base with a picture frame to create a neat little side table. 
2. Create a pin cushion. 
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Use a smaller frame to create a cute pin cushion. 
3. Create a menu board. 
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Use a larger frame, then one about half its size, to create a menu board. 
4. Add detail to any home. 
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Frame a hanging piece of art to give it a whole new look. 
5. Use as an earring holder/organizer. 
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This is a great way of organizing and storing your earrings so you never have to lose them again. 
6. Create a unique wreath. 
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You can create this beautiful contraption with just a frame and chicken wire (as well as the seasonal decorations of your choice). 
7. Add a chalkboard to a wall. 
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Fill an empty space on a wall using an old picture frame and a chalkboard. 
8. Frame a light fixture. 
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Accentuate one of your lights with a picture frame. 
9. Create a magnetic notice board. 
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Create a magnetic notice board to organize coupons, to-do lists and upcoming events. 
10. Create a table tray. 
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Use this idea in a decorative capacity to add color to a room, or make other decorative items stand out. 
11. Create a towel rack. 
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Use your old picture frames to create a one-of-a-kind towel rack. 
12. Create a unique flower display. 
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You can actually try hanging your flower vases from frames, then mounting them on a wall for a unique flower arrangement. 
 
13. Give cabinets and shelves a new lease of life. 
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Give an old cabinet a whole new look by placing picture frames on its outer doors. 
14. Create a pretty dessert tray. 
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Impress friends and family by serving your desserts on a home-made picture frame dessert tray. 
15. Create an office organizer. 
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Make the most stylish office organizer you've ever seen using a picture frame and some canvas. 
16. Define extra storage space. 
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If you need more storage space, inset shelving is a great idea. Use a picture frame to define the space. 
17. Create a unique piece of art. 
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Combine multiple frames in an original way to create your very own piece of art. 
18. Create a Polaroid photo display.
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A Polaroid picture display is as easy as a picture frame, some hangers and twine. 
19. Create bathroom moldings.
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Define an empty space using old picture frames to create bathroom moldings. You can even try creating a center insert using patterned vinyl for added effect. 
20. Use as a message board. 
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For this one, you need a pretty picture frame and some covered cork board. Add the cork board to the back of the frame, then fasten ribbons to the back to hold different letters and mail. 
21. Create a key holder. 
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Never misplace your keys again by adding some hooks to a small picture frame and mounting it on a wall. 
22. Create bookshelves. 
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Fasten picture frames to cut-out boxes to create added storage space on your home's walls. 
23. Create a hanging basket stand. 
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Make the front of your home more inviting by placing a picture frame hanging basket stand at its entrance. 
24. Create a beach vibe. 
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Decorate old frames with shells and starfish to give your home a "beach" feel. 
25. Create a dry erase board. 
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Simply swap out a frame's back with a plain background and use as a dry erase board. 

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