How To Make A Photo Frame Out Of Cardboard

How To Make A Photo Frame Out Of Cardboard | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Colorful Crafts via YouTube


This photo frame is an upcycled craft by Colorful Crafts on YouTube that is made out of cardboard. It’s a budget-friendly craft that is easy to make without having to buy any new supplies. Most of the supplies needed for the craft can be found at your house too. Plus, you can personalize your photo frame by adding cute small decorations or write a cute message around the borders. Also, if you want to be more creative, you can paint the whole entire photo frame to add a color pop. It’s a great way to put the cardboard to use without wasting it.



  • cardboard
  • box cutter
  • white glue
  • small decorations to add to the photo frame
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • glue stick


First, cut out the cardboard to the desired size for your photo. Once you get the outline of the frame, glue on the border on the outside. Continue to watch Colorful Crafts tutorial on YouTube for full instructions and details.

Photo Frame out of Waste Cardboard - How to Make Easy Photo Frame - Easy Picture Frame
Image by Colorful Crafts via YouTube


Next, glue the front frame on the backing of the frame. Once the picture frame is finished with the photo inside, decorate the outside so it looks pretty. Make sure to make the backing of the photo frame so that it is able to be propped up on a table stand.

Upcycled and Repurpose Projects - Cardboard Projects and Crafts
Image by Colorful Crafts via YouTube

Overall, I think this would be a fun craft to work on, and you can make them any size you’d like. I know photo frames can be expensive, but you can make your own at home. I’d be interested in making a big one, and it would be sturdy too. I don’t think many people will recognize that it is made out of cardboard if you decorate it enough. Also, it’s a kid-friendly craft that you and your children can design and make.

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