Fall Photo Frame That Can Be Made In Minutes

This fall photo frame DIY is a perfect way to start decorating your home for  fall. It has a rustic vibe that can be made in 10 minutes or less. 

Easy to make fall decor

I made a photo frame for my fall mantel using birch logs and a dollar store frame.

How to Make a Rustic Fall Photo Frame

easy to make fall photo frame

supplies needed:

  • Acrylic frame, the flat kind that you hang on refrigerators
  • Thin birch logs – If you don’t have a birch tree in your backyard, Michaels sells them. You can also use the wood from any tree branch. 
  • Saw
  • Rapid drying glue
  • Sepia tone photo
  • Plastic wrap or parchment paper to use as small drop cloth
DIT easy to make fall photo frame
  1. Lay the logs together and find the straightest sections. Use a saw to cut the logs as long as the width of the frame.
  2. My frame had a magnet on the back, I peeled it off. If it leaves a glue residue, it can be removed with Lemon Essential oil, Goo Gone or a similar product.
Fall decorating ideas from the dollar store

3. Place logs and frame on a non-stick surface in case any excess glue runs out while drying,

4. Run a line of glue along the inside of one side of each cut log and then place one log in the back and the other in the front of the frame. Press firmly with your hands to help the glue set.

Easy fall decorating to DIY

5. Let sit a few minutes until glue is dry. If you don’t use rapid-drying glue, it may take a little longer to dry.

10 minute diy fall photo frame to make

6. Use your printer and photo editing software to print out a photograph using a Sepia filter. Cut to size and place in frame.

Easy to make fall photo frame with birch logs on a mantel decorated for the fall season.
fall-photo-frame DIY using tree branches

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15 Comments

  1. I love your ideas for simple projects . It adds a touch of warmth to our homes .

  2. Love this! Silly question, Diane, how easy is it to part the acrylic frame to insert the photo? Does yours open at both ends, or did you have to be super careful like I would, to remember to glue the right end? lol

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Sue – Not a silly question at all. If your are viewing the frame from the side it is shaped like a U. Each side and the top is open and easy to part open. To change the photo is easy since these sides are still open. I part the top and slide the photos in and out on an angle. The glued section just runs on the front and back sides of the frame where it is attached to the branches. I hope my description makes sense? :-)

      1. Ah ha! Got it. Thanks Diane x

  3. Jennifer Lifford says:

    So cute! Beautiful photo too! :)

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Jennifer – Thanks – Since my daughters are all grown up and live far away I like to place them in photos all around the house. Makes me smile when I pass the frames. :-)

  4. This is so pretty, love the simplicity of it and the birch!

  5. Terri/Houston Lady says:

    Hi Diane,

    So cute and easy to do! Love these fun and quick craft projects : )

    Have a great day!

  6. That is such a simple idea and I really love it. I also like the idea that it’s so inexpensive. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Oh my goodness! This is such a cute idea! LOVE it!

  8. This is such a cute idea Diane!!

  9. This frame is adorable!! Will be making a few with the granddaughters!!……mine will go on a side table next to the pumpkin on the front porch! Thanks Diane (again)!!

  10. Super cute and super simple!

  11. Great craft! I love the look of birch logs.

  12. Fabulous idea Diane! Love birch branches! HAppy Fall!