These picture frame bookends are so easy to make with just a few supplies and some creativity!
Summer is my favorite time for little makeovers on my kids’ rooms, and it’s an even better time to pick some projects that they can help out with! The project I’m going to share with you today covered both of those goals and was SO easy and fast! Aside from paint-drying time, I probably spent about 10-15 minutes total on this project! Go me!!
Photo Frame Bookends
Supplies Needed (affiliate links):
4 pieces of scrap wood
8 finishing nails
3 colors of acrylic paint
3 pencils with unused eraser
- Build your bookend supports out of your scrap wood. The pieces need to be large enough to keep the piece stable, but small enough that they are hidden behind the frame. My pieces for my 8×10 trim frame were about 7.5″ x 5″ each. Then just use 2 finishing nails to make a simple “L” shape.
- Place your frame flush on the “L” shape so it rests on the table top surface, then use 2 more finishing nails to attach it.
- Spray paint the entire thing.
- Then add confetti dots using your 3 acrylic paints. I use the pencil erasers for quick and easy dots! In fact, this is so easy that this is where I let my daughter get involved. She did all of the confetti dots herself!
There are lots of different frames on Amazon that you could choose from, but the trim frames are great for this purpose because they don’t have a bulky back on them. This lets them sit flush against your bookend bracket and creates a nice seamless finish!
That’s it!! SO simple and they look adorable sitting on her desk! These could be personalized in so many different ways!
And you might have noticed from the lamp, the books and the hat my daughter’s wearing in the pictures, that YES!!! She is a huge fan of Michael Jackson!
I actually made her that lamp in the top picture from a thrift store find! Come see how easy it was and you can use this same technique to transfer any image. It doesn’t have to be MJ! Click HERE for the tutorial!
We also threw her a Michael Jackson birthday a few years ago! I had SO much making the cake, ABC favors, glove craft, this Beat It Pinata and SO much more!! Check out all the little details HERE!
And if you want to try your hand at making some photo frame bookends (or let your kids do it for a summer craft), here are some of my favorite products that you’ll need! These are affiliate links.