Valentine’s Day Picture Frames for Kids to Decorate

by Tonya Staab
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Wood frames from Michael’s are perfect for kids to decorate. They make beautiful Valentine’s Day picture frames to give as gifts to family.

The twins made these earlier in the week to give to their teachers at school. I think they should make more for their grandparents too.

Wood picture frames decorated by kids for Valentine's Day.
Valentine’s Day picture frames decorated by kids.

Valentine’s Day picture frames


  • Michael’s wood picture frames
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Gems or sequins
  • Glue
  • Photo
  • Letters – cardboard, chipboard, or stickers
  • Spray sealer
  • Clear vinyl (optional)

Note: Michael’s craft store currently sells these unfinished wood frames in a couple of different sizes for $1 each. They come with a peg to put into the back so the frames stand up.


Have the kids paint their picture frames, and then set them aside to dry.

kids painting wood picture frames from Michaels craft store for Valentine's Day.
Kids painting wood picture frames from Michael’s craft store for Valentine’s Day.

Use glue to attach sparkly sequins or gems and their initials or a word on the frame.

Spray the frame with a sealer and then set it aside to dry before adding a photo and cutting vinyl to protect the photo.

Wood picture frames from Michael's craft store being painted by kids for Valentine's Day.

Craft tip:  Remove the cardboard heart from the center before decorating commences.  I didn’t and of course, it was decorated too. Which wasn’t a big deal, except I had to cut a new back to put behind the photographs. You can use a cereal box etc for this, I used a Turkish delight container because one side was plain white.

One thing these frames don’t come with is glass or perspex to protect the photos. With this in mind, I headed to Beverly’s fabric store where you can purchase clear vinyl – much more child-friendly and cost-effective than having glass or perspex cut to a heart shape. The vinyl is on a roll in the fabric department so I had a 1/4 yard cut and still have plenty left over for more projects in the future.

More Valentine’s Day crafts for kids

Are you looking for more fun Valentine’s Day crafts for kids to make? Take a look at these:

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Amy January 29, 2010 - 3:15 pm

so adorable! I’ve love kids crafts!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Things have been rough and I’ve been MIA in blog land for a bit… but now i’m back and ready to conquer! 🙂

Erin Pyle (@erinjeany) January 30, 2010 - 2:13 am

aww these are so adorable! Elijah painted for the first time the other day. I helped him make Dave a picture for a valentines present! 🙂 Maybe I will try this with him next!

Bre February 12, 2010 - 1:23 pm

You kiddos are so crafty!

upc April 27, 2012 - 4:06 am

This valentine frame looking so lovely and which you put on photo just amazing. In your article I found very different things.


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