Antique Picture Frames as Easter Egg Decor

Antique Picture Frames as Easter Egg Decor

I can’t quite explain why I love vintage antique picture frames so much…but I just DO! And when I see them in thrift shops, I snap them up, no questions asked. While brainstorming for new project ideas (by tidying up my Craft Room), I realized something: Oval picture frames look a little like Easter eggs. So I decided to upcycle some of my antique frames into Easter decor / Easter egg decor!

Maybe not a *perfect* egg shape…but close enough, right? Either way, it seemed like a fun Easter craft to play around with. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

Antique picture frames or oval picture frames to be upcycled into Easter egg decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Upcycling Antique Frames into Easter Egg Decor

I decided to turn them into vintage-y Pysanky…those gorgeous, painted Ukranian Easter eggs that you’ve probably seen (and didn’t know the word for). How would I do this? With spray paint and floral sheets (or pillowcases) from my endless collection of vintage linens.

Matching spray paint colors with floral sheets or vintage linens to become Easter decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

After removing the hanging hardware and wiping down my set of antique frames, I gave them a couple of coats of spray paint in my most Easter-iest colors- pink, yellow, and green.

After the paint dried, I paired each one with floral sheets from my stash. Using my fabric scissors, I cut a large panel of fabric from the pillowcase and arranged my coordinating frame on top to figure out the design I wanted inside.

Making Easter egg decor with antique picture frames and floral sheets by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Once I had my oval fabric panel in hand, I traced the interior of my frame on a piece of white foam board.

Why not use scrap cardboard? Because the floral fabric is light and a little sheer…and I didn’t want the brown-ness of cardboard showing through and muting/altering the colors! So, white foamboard to the rescue.

Oval picture frames and floral sheets being upcycled into Easter decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Then it was time to assemble the Easter egg decor! With my oval frame upside-down on my craft mat, I layered on my pillowcase fabric and then the oval foamboard.

Making Easter decor by upcycling some antique frames or oval picture frames by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

I checked the even-ness/straightness of fabric, tugging it here and there to smooth out wrinkles, and then secured it my Easter egg panel with finishing nails.

Now the big test – would my antique frames and floral sheets really work as Easter egg decor / Easter decor? There was only one way to find out…

Easter Decor with Oval Picture Frames and Floral Sheets

And there it is – perhaps this should be considered “abstract” Easter egg decor but I think it works just fine! Pairing up antique frames with floral sheets is a fun and unexpected way to decorate for Easter.

Easter egg decor made with antique picture frames or oval picture frames and floral sheets by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Simple, thrifty painted Easter eggs…perfect for either hanging or leaning against a wall. I always like to make little holiday vignettes- so I’m going to use my Easter egg decor as a backdrop for actual Easter eggs, cute little figurines, and Victorian postcards.

Oval picture frames or antique frames upcycled into Easter egg decor with floral sheets by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

The best part is- you could totally do this with the plastic oval picture frames that are more common in thrift stores (and cheaper than wood ones)- so don’t pass those up next time you’re out junkin’! No one will know the difference.

Even Cottonball approves of my antique picture frames upcycled into Easter decor!

Antique picture frames repurposed into Easter decor for a Spring vignette by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

If you loved this project, then you might also enjoy my Easter wreath that I made with an upcycled basket!

Making an Easter wreath with a door basket or wall hanging basket by spray painting wicker to transform into Easter basket decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Also, if you’re looking for more upcycling ideas for vintage picture frames, make sure you check out this amazing collection of ideas here before you go!

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Charming – so cheerful and springy (is that a word??). It’s 27 degrees here at the moment!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      I definitely think Springy is a word!! And YES, winter seems determined to come back for now. 🙁

  2. Love the “eggs”! I just passed up a similar oval frame at the thrift store. Now I’m debating dragging the kids back there to get it! Visiting from Vintage Charm party.

  3. Very cool! Love the soft designs of the fabric. Really goes well with the frame colors. You’re a wealth of inspiration!
    😊
    Cecilia

  4. I love the way your brain works. These are gorgeous!!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you, Michelle! I wasn’t entirely sure if this project would fly- and that perhaps everyone would think I was nuts for seeing them as “eggs”. 😉

  5. you clever, clever, girl!

  6. Great Easter display with those frames. I’d love for you to join our link up To Grandmas House We Go.
    http://abbottsathome.com/2017/03/14/to-grandmas-house-we-go-link-party-27/

  7. You never cease to amaze me with your creative talent, Sarah. These are so stink’n cute! Pinned

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you, Marie! I wasn’t 100% sure that it worked…like, maybe no one else will “see” them as egg-shaped!! Oh, the life of a blogger who is also a worrier. 😉

  8. So cute! Never thought they looked like eggs, but now it’s all I see.

    They look fresh and happy. I could also see them with a bunny in, at a nursery. (Why don’t I ever find such pretty frames at thrift stores?)

  9. I have a few of these frames around my house. 🙂 And some vintage sheets, too! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow afternoon that features your tutorial: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=92097 –Anne

  10. I always have loved oval frames. Maybe they look old-fashioned to us. Absolutely love how you painted yours then added gorgeous Springy fabric.
    When I finally get sewing room cleaned out will go thru my fabric stash to see what I might be able to use. Smart idea using foam board for backing, much better all around than using cardboard.
    Sure glad I was able to grab oval frames when I saw them, they don’t last long here.
    Love look of different shape with square and rectangular frames on gallery wall.
    In last year or so since had right shoulder replaced/12/15 then our 22 yr. old grandson died of recurring cancer in June last year, just seemed to lose ambition ..sewing room and studio became absolute cluttered messes, couldn’t seem to snap out of doldrums.
    Finally couldn’t stand how house was so got butt in gear. Been working on cleaning up, organizing and purging, what a job, but it feels good to walk in studio. Almost done, am finding don’t have energy to keep going day after day as I used to. Getting old is not for sissies, will be 77 in July, lol.
    Always enjoy and am inspired by your posts. Have wonderful weekend

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you so much! I’m so sorry to hear that you’ve been through so much- and I’m wonderfully happy to hear that you’re bringing your studio back to life. Hugs!

  11. I like those! I’ve got so many pretty vintage sheets that I can’t bring myself to cut into. This might tip me over the edge…if I can find some frames for the right price.

  12. Your eye for items to “transform” continues to amaze me.

  13. I love the colors! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY Party

  14. WOW! These turned out really cute. Never thought of using the oval shaped frames but I will be watching now! Thanks sharing!

  15. These are adorable! And I love anything that involves recycling/repurposing 🙂 I’d be honored if you visited my blog and linked up to my new linky party, Support Your Fellow Crafters! http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2017/03/support-your-fellow-crafter-linky-party_20.html

  16. these are very cool thanks for sharing I believe we may look into checking this out
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  17. Thank you so much for sharing on Support Your Fellow Crafter Monday 🙂 I hope to see you again soon!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Many thanks, Ginger- let me know what day, time, and time zone your party goes live so I can add it to my calendar. 🙂

  18. I love the colors you chose for your frames!

  19. Love the bright colors and the pretty fabric choice!! Pinning. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle!

  20. Cute as can be and easy enough to really be fun! Thank you for sharing!

  21. Sarah, I love those vintage oval frames as well, there’s something about them, isn’t there? Well these Easter egg frames are just lovely and what a very clever idea!

  22. Your Easter egg frames are so cute. I love that you used vintage pillow cases. Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Charm.

  23. This is adorable and I love those fun colors and fabric. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  24. Oh my gosh you are so crafty! These are beautiful and those colors really pop.

  25. Wow. it looks so cheerful Sadie! I’m ready to follow your idea this weekend. But I can’t find the fabric as lovely as yours. 🙁

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thanks, Jennifer!! I’ve been collecting vintage pillowcases from thrift stores for a while- but keep your eyes peeled!

  26. Thirty years ago when I worked in a psych hospital with elderly patients, we had miles of hallway to brighten up. We made Easter eggs to decorate the walls using old wallpaper books. The striped pages were great. The floral borders were great. The grasscloth pages became baskets and the nursery page animals were used as cutouts to help fill the basketes! Today, scrapbook pages would work, too if you didn’t have the heart to cut up still-good linens!

  27. SHARRON PERKEY FREEMAN says

    Sadie, I think your projects are consistently cute, easy and creative! I love the way you “think”, we are definitely on the same wave link!
    From your best fan!

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