Rosette Picture Frame

March Madness: 31 Days of Thrifty Makeovers

Hi friends! It’s day 13 here in my March Madness series and today I’m sharing a super sweet way to update a plain picture frame. Frames are one thing I look out for when I’m thrifting because they can be transformed so many different ways. It’s funny that I rarely use them as actual picture frames though.

This time is different. I found this swanky (eh not so much) oak picture frame at a yard sale:


It was in a box of frames very similar but in varying sizes. The whole box was $2! That probably made this somewhere around 25 ¢.

And here’s how I sweetened this little frame right up!

Dress up a plain frame with sweet drop cloth rosettes! Video tutorial included!

I mean besides adding a picture of my cutie patootie to it, of course!

It’s cute though, right? You may have seen this on Facebook a while back because I shared it at The NY Melrose Family blog where I contribute every couple of months.

Of course I got the idea after redoing this mirror very similarly.

Rosette-Framed MIrror {Drop cloth is perfect for shabby rosettes!)

Rosette-Framed Mirror

I painted the frame first in Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White, followed by a little sanding and a coat of clear soft wax. The rosettes are made from drop cloth I picked up at Lowes.

Rosettes made form drop cloth make this frame adorable!

I used hot glue to attach the rosettes to the frame.

A boring frame is updated with DIY rag rosettes

This looks perfect on the dressing table I recently sold.

A boring frame is updated with DIY rag rosettes

The rosettes are really simple to make. You can see my full how-to VIDEO here:

In the video I was making the rosettes for the mirror so they were a bit larger using 16″ long strips of drop cloth. For these smaller rosettes, my strips were 2″ wide X 12″ long.

DIY Rag rosettes made from dropcloth.

You might also like how I used mini rosettes to update this stool:


Mini Drop Cloth Rosette Stool Makeover

These rosettes could be used to embellish so many things.

It didn’t take long at all to make enough to cover this frame! (Much quicker than the mirror!)

A boring frame is updated with DIY rag rosettes


A boring frame is updated with DIY rag rosettes


Update an old frame with these sweet rosettes. Rosette tutorial included.


Hope you enjoyed this little makeover!

I’ll be back tomorrow, you should come back too… you wouldn’t want to miss seeing what I did with this do you:

Apple-Caddy-Before (2)

Ha ha! See ya tomorrow!

UPDATE: No need to wait! See what on earth I did with this box HERE now!



Don’t Miss a Thing!

If you like what you see, there are several ways to follow along!

Email * Facebook * Pinterest * Twitter * InstagramMy-Project-Gallery-2

Never miss a thrifty makeover! Receive my new posts right to your inbox!

* indicates required


  1. Thank you for sharing on how to make the drop cloth rosette too cute too easy and really makes an impact on a picture frame! A little jewel too what bring a cute bling to it. Thanks again.

  2. The frame is very cute, but my internet was loading the pictures v e r y s l o w l y and I was only seeing the top of the picture. It looked like maybe what turned out to be your backdrop window was IN the frame, and all I could think was: GORGEOUS! So now I want to “copy” your window as framed artwork, haha! Maybe in a rosette frame? : ) You’ve got my brain spinning.

  3. That completely transormed the frame. I love it. I’ve been faithfully stalking the Goodwill picture frame aisle for weeks….now I know what I’m going to do with at least one of them;) lol Beautiful work as always!

  4. Kudos to you for having the patience to make more drop cloth rosettes – love the frame! I didn’t realize you had a YouTube channel.

  5. Okay Christy I have looked at your rosettes long enough and now it’s time to get off my butt and make some. LOL They are so darling! Thanks for the inspiration! Jo

  6. Thanks Christy…your video tutorial was so helpful!! I’ve tried to make these but they just didn’t turn out right now I know……I was twisting too tight and using too much glue! The frame is so beautiful as is the mirror you did recently. Thanks again and have a great weekend!

    • I’m glad you figured out what went wrong, June. Either way, kudos to you for giving it a try! Give it a try again and I’m so glad you like the mirror and frame! I hope you have a great weekend also. 🙂

  7. Love these! Thanks for linking up to the DIY Sunday Showcase:)