DIY: How to Dress Up a Photo Frame Using Scrapbook Paper

I shared my DIY Western graduation favors with you for Tyler’s Senior table and today, I’m gonna share how I gave a plain photo frame a rustic makeover using scrapbook paper.  A lot of the times, I never can find a western type frame that I like that doesn’t look completely cheesy so I learned to just make my own.  Since I’ve making a scrapbook for Tyler’s graduation, I thought I’d just use some of that scrapbook paper to create a frame for his display table.  Since it’s also in his scrapbook (which will be on the table for all to see), then I think it will bring the whole theme together a bit.

Now I honestly have no idea how to walk you through this so I’m hoping that my photos give you enough information to make it work.  You simply need the following:

  • Photo frame with flat sides (Walmart)
  • Scrapbook paper in your choice of design (Hobby Lobby)
  • Glue (I used a glue stick ’cause it’s all I had but decoupage would be great)
  • Scissors

With a little measuring, I simply cut the sides first and glued them on, then cut the top and bottom, and glued them on.  I made sure that it wrapped around to the back of the frame.  You’ll simply snip at the spots that need to be folded; the inside middle of frame and outside corners.

Have y’all done this before?  Pretty easy and a very budget friendly way to get the frame you want! This is of my son Tyler and his friend Kara — Mr. and Miss Highland  YEEHAW!

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  1. says

    Great idea! It really looks cool!

    • A Cowboy's Wife says

      Thanks Heather!! I have so many cool scrapbook paper designs too that I can’t wait to make more!

  2. Jeccica says

    I have been all over town looking for the same scrapbook paper, been to Michael’s, Joanns, I called the Hobby Lobby that is 20 miles away from my home and they dont have it either… im making a fathers day gift with my kids and thats all i need left, i think im gonna have to think of something else to use instead. bummer!!

    • A Cowboy's Wife says

      Oh no!!! This particular scrapbook paper came from Hobby Lobby!! It’s with all the ‘rustic’ looking paper. I’m sure they have some sort of design that would suit your needs though? They have sooooo many types!

      • Jeccica says

        I ended up going to a hole in the wall scrapbooking store… I found something similar but not exact but over all my husband loved his father’s day gift from the kids and thats all that matters to me. thank you so much tho, gives me more ideas for next year!!

  3. says

    What a great idea! I am working on redoing my family room and this idea will come in very handy!