Framed! 8 Easy Ways to Capture Memories

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They say a picture speaks a thousand words. So why not spruce up those awesome family photos that took a whole day (and plenty of bribes!) to capture with a creative and unique frame? From easy ideas the kids can tackle to incredible DIYs that look like Martha herself had a hand in the action, read on for eight of the most awesome ways to get framed.

framenoframe_britandco_photos_redtricyclephoto: courtesy Brit + Co

The No-Frame Frame
Add this idea to the list of why washi tape is the coolest stuff around. No frames are needed to give your photos the facelift they deserve. Best part? Your kids can get in on the fun. Simply give them their own wall space, a few pieces of tape and their own pics to display. Find out more about this genius idea over at Brit & Co.

popsiclestickframe_momtastic_photos_redtricyclephoto: Brittni Mehlhoff via Momtastic

A Perfect Popsicle Frame
Popsicle sticks are the perfect craft material, and these cool 3D picture frames are no exception. We love the bright colors, the easy assembly, and the fact that almost no materials are needed. Find out how to make your own version by hopping over to Momtastic.

strungoutframe_kellimurray_photos_redtricyclephoto: Kelli Murray via Kelli Murray

Strung Out
This naturally-modern hanging frame idea from
Kelli Murray is easier than it looks. The hardest part might be deciding which pictures to include! Find out what you’ll need, and why it’s important to have extra string hanging out over at Kelli Murray.

easyframesforkids_jackiecurrie_happyhooligans_photos_redtricyclephoto: Jackie Currie via Happy Hooligans

Cute Cardboard
Simple and sweet, this cardboard frame spotted over at Happy Hooligans is easy for your little crafting kiddos. We love that you probably have everything you need to make a few— perfect for family gifts this holiday season. Grab a few of your favorite pics and get to work! Get the how-to over at
Happy Hooligans.

magneticframes_leahhill_photos_redtricyclephoto: Leah Hill via The Way We Are

Make Them Magnetic
If you need a new place to hang your stuff, look no further than the fridge. Big, ornate frames make a chic way to keep all your images, artwork and other items in one place— with style. We like how Leah of The Way We Are fixed magnets on the back of her Goodwill finds to make a perfect display. Find out more over at The Way We Are.

shadowboxframe_mericherry_photos_redtricyclephoto: Meri Cherry via Meri Cherry

Sweet Shadows
How sweet are these shadow boxes from Meri Cherry? Using gift boxes, markers, and a lot of imagination, you can create mini frames and use them as ornaments, like Meri did, hang them on the walls, or give away as gifts. Get the complete list of what you’ll need over at Meri Cherry.

yarnframes_jessicaames_diyframes_photos_redtricyclephoto: Jessica Ames via Let’s Do Something Crafty

Spin a Yarn
This idea from Jessica of Let’s Do Something Crafty will make you look at cardboard in a totally different way, and the bright strands of yarn will add serious pop to your pictures. She even includes a fun version for your little assistants! Get the low-down over at Let’s Do Something Crafty.

photojarluminaries_jenwalshaw_diyframes_photos_redtricyclephoto: Jen Walshaw via Mum in the Madhouse

Good Glow!
Shine a light on your Littles and create an easy photo luminary with a little help from Jen over at Mum in the Madhouse. Perfect for your own abode, or for holiday gift giving, the hardest part about this project will be deciding which images to use. Upcycle a few glass jars and get to it! Get the whole tutorial over at Mum in the Madhouse.

Which one of these frames is your favorite? Share with us in a Comment below!

—Gabby Cullen

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