DIY 4x4 Scrap Wood Picture Frame

Sometimes the amount of scrap wood I accumulate can seem a bit excessive. I have a hard time letting go of all those little pieces because I know they have potential to become something more. I have big plans for some scraps, but little projects can be fun too.  A 4×4 picture frame is a great way to use up some left over 4x4s.

This is such a quick and easy craft. Don’t blink or you may miss it.

Materials:

  • 4×4 Scraps at least 1″ thick
  • Glue for a matte finish or Glossy Mod Podge for a shiny finish
  • Small Paint Brush
  • Picture – make a duplicate at your local photo counter to keep the original intact
  • Dark Furniture Wax or Stain

Instructions:

Pick your scraps. They should be big enough to stand on their own (at least an inch thick.)

DIY 4x4 Scrap Wood Picture Frame

Stain or wax your wood (leave the face unstained where you will display the picture.)  For small projects, dark wax can be easier than stain because you can wipe it on with a rag. Throw it away when you are done and there is no cleanup.

DIY 4x4 Scrap Wood Picture Frame

Next, cut your picture to match the 4×4 and cover the face of the 4×4 with glue.

DIY 4x4 Scrap Wood Picture Frame

Place the photo and smooth with a towel.

DIY 4x4 Scrap Wood Picture Frame

Cover the photo with glue and let dry.

DIY 4x4 Scrap Wood Picture Frame

Find the perfect place to display your new 4×4 picture frame.

DIY 4x4 Scrap Wood Picture Frame

These would be fun to put up in a workshop. If I ever get mine neat enough for a decoration, these are definitely going to find their way in there.

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5 replies
  1. Julie K
    Julie K says:

    These are wonderful! My husband’s workshop/garage is nowhere near the place where I would EVER decorate! I chuckled at that thought. They’ll do very nicely inside! Thanks!

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    • Jillian
      Jillian says:

      Thanks, Julie! My workshop is nowhere near ready for any decorations, but I reallllllly hope some it is. I hope you enjoy them, no matter where you put them.

      Reply
  2. Helen Culwell
    Helen Culwell says:

    Jillian, I must say I love your comment about loving the smell of sawdust and coffee first thing in the morning! I don’t know how I missed it each time but felt I had to comment about it. People feel I’m a bit strange because I love puppy breath at any time of the day! LOL

    I love your blog so much!

    Helen

    Reply
    • Jillian
      Jillian says:

      Hi Helen, Thank you for your sweet comment. While I do love the smell of sawdust and coffee in the morning, and I do have a blog, Pretty Handy Girl belongs to Brittany and I share one project a month here.

      Jillian

      PS-I totally get the puppy breath, all things puppy are great in my book.

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