A beautiful picture frame can really change the whole feel of a room. Fill it with a classic family portrait or vacation photos and suddenly the warmth and energy of the room can be entirely flipped. But did you know that are a lot of non-traditional uses for frames that can be even more awesome?

Take a look at these incredible ideas on how to put those old picture frames to better use. You can thank us later!

1. How about making this awesome inspirational mood board?

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2. A reusable calendar is a great way to stay on top of your schedule.

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3. Keep track of those pesky pins with this adorable framed cushion.


4. Use this awesome tiny chalkboard to keep track of your life or to inspire yourself and others.

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5. Or, how’s about super-sizing that idea?

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6. If chalk isn’t your thing, you can make a fancy dry-erase board.

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7. This is one to-do list you will love to do.

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8. Create a stylish jewelry organizer.

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9. A framed peg-board can really make your tools look great.

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10. Have a problem keeping track of your keys? Not anymore.

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11. Use this frame idea to cover up those unsightly items around your house.

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12. Your picture frames can look awesome as refrigerator art.

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13. Your shelves have never been framed so well.

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14. Instead of leaving it on the counter, charge your phone in this stylish framed charging-station.

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15. Hanging bookshelves never looked so good.

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16. A frame can even be used as a vanity tray.

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17. Headboards are expensive – use picture frames!

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18. A framed, cork hot-plate really makes the kitchen pop.


19. And if you have some leftover cork, make these great coasters.

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20. Make an extra chalkboard frame and use it as a fantastic serving tray!

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21. Or use it to serve delicious sweets.

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22. Use them as gorgeous outdoor decorations for a wedding.

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23. They even make great decorations by themselves.

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24. Show you’re a world traveler by using a wooden frame to house a beautiful map.

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That calendar idea might be the best thing to happen to me – I have to get on that. Frames can be expensive, but many antique and second-hand stores will have them for cheap – and that’s when the fun can start!

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