Custom Picture Frame Gift Ideas

Posted on: 16 May 2018

If you're not sure what to give a friend or loved one as a gift, you can't go wrong with a custom picture frame. There are so many different types of frames available that you can easily customize it to the recipient's personality, home decor style, or even hobbies and interests. 

A custom picture frame will make a thoughtful gift for any special occasion, including birthdays, holidays such as Christmas and Easter, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, baby and wedding showers, and housewarming parties. 

If you're crafty, you can personalize the frame yourself using art supplies and a little creativity. You can also have frames specially designed for you online by a personalization website. To create your own custom-made frame, simply enter your specifications and have the gift mailed directly to the recipient.

The first thing you'll need to decide when customizing your gift is what type of frame you'd like. Options include rustic wood, modern polished silver, glamorous gold, and sophisticated bronze, among others. If you're decorating the frame yourself, it's best to start with a plain frame with a flat surface.

Here are some customized picture frame gift ideas to get you started:

1. Engraved Frames

An easy way to let a loved one know how you feel about them is by having a metal or wood frame engraved with a special message, such as "I love you", "#1 sister", or a favorite inspirational quote. You can also have a frame etched with a first name or monogram, which would make a charming addition to a baby's nursery or child's bedroom.

If the frame is a wedding gift, you can have it personalized with the couple's name and nuptial date. Frames with engraved date details are also ideal for commemorating graduations and anniversaries. 

2. Handcrafted Frames

As another idea, paint a simple wood frame the recipient's favorite color using acrylic craft paint and use stencils to add designs such as hearts, cats, or dogs. You can also use a hot glue gun to attach small decorative items, including seashells and sparkling rhinestones, to the painted picture frame.

3. Collage Frames

If you have a lot of pictures to share with a special person, consider arranging them in a collage-style frame. You can buy them to accommodate as little as two or as many as 10 or more photos, depending on how many you have. 

As a personalized touch, you can also display mementos, such as cards, notes, and poems, along with the pictures.