Thursday, September 7, 2023

Where to Find Affordable Frames for Your Cross Stitch Projects

Find Affordable Frames for Your Cross Stitch Projects

Decorating your home with your cherished Cross Stitch pieces doesn't have to break the bank. While framing shops offer customization and quality, there are plenty of budget-friendly options available that won't empty your wallet.

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Thrift Stores

Thrift stores are a treasure trove of hidden gems. They can be a fantastic source for affordable picture frames that come in various styles and sizes. You can find vintage, contemporary and even modern style frames. Thrift stores can be a great place to find distinctive designs to add character to your home decor. The best part is that you may only pay a fraction of the original price!

Flea Markets

Flea markets are another excellent resource for affordable picture frames. Since flea markets often have vendors selling a wide array of items, you are likely to find vintage, eclectic, or ornate frames with character or simple, rustic options. You can also negotiate prices with most sellers to get a lower price.

Yard Sales

Yard Sales are a great place to find gently used or even brand-new frames for a fraction of the original price. Since most yard sales are held by individuals looking to declutter their homes and sell their unwanted items, you may be able to negotiate a cheaper price. Arriving early can help you snag great items, but some sellers may be more willing to negotiate towards the end of the day.

Dollar Stores

While some Dollar Store frames may not be the most high-quality, they can definitely serve their purpose and allow you to frame your favorite pieces while saving money. Most dollar store frames come in standard sizes, but they have come a long way and do offer some pretty nice frames.


Amazon offers an extensive range of picture frames at various prices. You can compare prices, read product reviews, and choose frames that suit your style, size, material and budget. If you're a Prime member, you may be eligible for free or expedited shipping on some items.


Walmart has a wide variety of affordable picture frames. Whether you're looking for simple, modern frames or something more decorative, Walmart is definitely worth checking out.  You can find classic to contemporary styles as well as materials such as wood, metal and plastic. Since Walmart has competitive pricing, this means you can often find frames to fit your budget.


eBay is another great place to find a wide variety of frames. When searching for frames on eBay, you can narrow down your results by adding keywords such as the type of material you're looking for, the color, size and style. Be sure to review seller ratings so you can gain insights into the seller's reliability and the quality of frames sold.

Antique Stores

Much like thrift stores, Antique stores are an excellent resource to find unique and often one-of-a-kind frames. You may discover frames with historical significance and unique craftsmanship. Often times, these frames will have character and charm that mass-produced frames don't. You can also ask the store owners and staff any questions about the frames you are interested in to see if they have information on the history of the frame. Antique stores carry frames in various shapes and sizes that aren't usually standard sizes, so this may be a great place to find frames that are larger or have odd measurements.

Retail and Craft Stores

Another option is to check for sales and mark downs at stores such as Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, Michaels, Ross Dress for Less, Marshalls and Burlington.

Finding affordable picture frames doesn't mean you will be sacrificing style or quality. From thrift stores and flea markets to dollar stores, online marketplaces, and antique shops, there are numerous options for affordable frames to showcase your beautiful finished pieces. 

Happy framing!

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