13 Days of Halloween: Spooky Picture Frame

By Anonymous

before and after picture frame

Looking for an easy and cheap way to spook your friends and family members this Halloween? Try creating a spooky picture frame!


supplies needed for spooky picture frame

  • Picture
  • Picture Frame
  • Scissors/ Exacto Knife
  • Card stock
  • Tape or glue
  • Glow sticks
  • Ink or Paint

Step One: Choose A Picture

Choose a picture you want to make creepy. We went with a vintage picture we found using Google. Of course you can use your own image of family, friends, or anything you want!

Step Two: Cut the Picture Out


Image of portrait

Simply cut the picture out to fit your picture frame. You'll also want to tape or glue the picture to a piece of card stock the same size as your picture, for extra support.

Step Three: Darken the Image

Darkened image

We used a combination of left over coffee grinds, water, and ink to age our picture. Lightly brushed it across the picture. Be careful not to saturate the picture too much. This enhanced the vintage look of the image.

Step Four: Cut the Eyes Out

eyes cut out of image

Simply cut the eyes out of the person (or persons) in the picture you want to be lit up. Ideally, you want the holes to be about 1/4 of an inch.

Step Five: Light It Up!

frame with glow stick on back

Crack the glow sticks and use them to cover the holes. Tape them down and then put the image into the picture frame.

From here, just enjoy creeping out your friends and family! We want to see what you came up with. Send us your spooky picture frame ideas on Facebook and Twitter!