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DIY Decorating Tips for the Holidays with Custom Picture Frames

Nov 10, 2023

The holiday season is all about spreading warmth, joy, and love, and what better way to capture those moments than through creative DIY decorating? Custom picture frames can add a personal and heartwarming touch to your holiday decor. In this blog, we'll explore some imaginative and budget-friendly DIY decorating tips for the holidays using custom picture frames from


1. Custom Photo Ornaments

Transform your treasured memories into ornaments that can adorn your Christmas tree or holiday garlands. Purchase small wooden picture frames at 6” x 6” or metal frames starting at 7” x 7”, and insert wallet-sized photos of your family, friends, and pets. The space will create a beautiful border surrounding your photo adding charm and an artistic touch. Add ribbons or hooks for hanging, and ta-da! You've got personalized photo ornaments to bring a unique and heartwarming touch to your holiday decorations or gifts.

  1. Festive Gallery Wall

Create a holiday-themed gallery wall with a collection of gallery wall picture frames. Arrange frames of different sizes and styles, each showcasing your favorite holiday photos from past or present, or festive artwork. Use a consistent color palette for a cohesive look or mix and match frames for a charmingly eclectic display. Natural wood frames pair well with holiday portraits, and black frames complement most all artwork. This wall of memories will surely become a conversation piece for your holiday guests.


  1. DIY Advent Calendar

An advent calendar is a delightful way to count down the days until the holiday. Make your own with an ornate or rustic frame! Be sure to order your frame with no backing, just ‘Frame Only’. Hang wire or hemp string from the sides of the frame going horizontally, around 5 or 6 rows. Gather small printed out photos of your family and friends from the year. On each photo, put a sticker number from 1-31 on the back side and the photo on the other. Hang them from small wooden clips or paperclips onto the string and flip one over to reveal the photo each day, for the countdown to the New Year!

  1. Holiday-Themed Quotes

Design custom frames with your favorite holiday quotes or sayings. You can print out calligraphy or use vinyl decals for a clean and modern look. These framed quotes can be placed on a mantel, used as clever and unique gifts for the ‘person who has everything’, or hung on walls as decorative accents to spread the holiday cheer.


  1. Kid's Art Display

Let your kids get in on the decorating fun by displaying their holiday-themed artwork in gallery wall frames! Hang a few frames on a dedicated art wall where your children can showcase their drawings and crafts. This will not only add a personal touch to your decor but also make your little artists feel proud!

DIY decorating for the holidays with offers a wonderful opportunity to infuse your home with warmth, love, and personal style. Whether you're highlighting treasured memories, crafting your own artwork, or incorporating frames into creative holiday displays, the possibilities are endless. Let your creativity shine and make your home a festive and heartwarming sanctuary with these imaginative decorating ideas! Spread love and cheer this holiday season!

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