February 21, 2020

Turn Eyeglass Frames Into Picture Frames

Before I had Lasik surgery, I used to buy new glasses every year and save all my old pairs “just in case.” Rather than having them clutter up my drawers, I would use them for art projects. Once I created a series of abstract self-portraits using the glasses as the basis for my face. It was very mod. 

Another way I like to repurpose old eyeglasses is to turn them into picture frames. It’s a stylish way to showcase photos in an unexpected way. Rather than just gluing photos onto the eyeglass lenses, I create a pocket on the back of the frames that photos slide into. This project really is picture perfect.

What you’ll need:
Eyeglass frames


1. Trace the frames on a piece of cardstock with a pen. Cut out the shapes with a pair of scissors. 


2. Glue the bottom and sides of the cardstock pieces to the back of the frames. Don’t glue the top edge.


3. Cut your photos in the shape of the lenses. 


4. Slide the photos into the pockets you created on the frames.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself projects at jonathanfongstyle.com.