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How To Make A Minifigure Lego Picture Frame

Inside: A tutorial to make an upcycled Lego picture frame with Lego Minifigures the perfect Father’s Day gift.

My kids (and husband) all played with Legos. We had tons of the stuff, Star Wars, Batman, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones collections, to name a few.

Even though the Lego has long gone (except for the odd Architecture set), a few Lego Minifigures are still lying around. That’s where I got the idea for this Lego Minifigure frame.

One of the wonderful things about Lego Minifigures is that their hands can grip things. I’ve used the Lego Minifigures to make push pins to hold the LED wire into a cool wall decoration for my son’s room.

DIY Leg Picture Frame

I thought I would utilize this unique feature by making a fun changeable Minifigure DIY Lego picture frame.

The idea is that the Lego Minifigures hold up a chalkboard sign in front of a photo. The writing on the sign can then easily be changed depending on the occasion. From Father’s Day to Mother’s Day or just Birthdays.

As the mini signs are easily altered, you could make fun captions for the Lego picture frames.

These fun Lego photo frames will make a lovely gift, especially for Father’s Day. My husband would be thrilled to receive one, especially if I put a special family photo.

changeable lego minifigure photo frame

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What You Need To Make A Leg Minifigure Frame

what you need to make lego minifigure frame

How To Make The Lego Photo Frame

Step 1: First, remove the glass and backing of the photo frame. Then spray the frame and Lego Minifigures in any colour you like. I sprayed my Lego Minifigures and the frames the same colour.

If the frame is a gift for someone, it might be an idea to choose their favourite colour or one that will fit their decor. It is best to spray paint outside or in a well-ventilated room.

Spray painting frame and Lego blue

Step 2: Once the paint on the frame and the Lego have dried, decide whether you want the finished Lego Minifigure frame in portrait or landscape mode. This will, of course, depend on what photo you intend to use.

Next, glue two Lego Minifigures to the front of the frame at the bottom using Super Glue Precise Gel. Prepare the glue by puncture sealing the tube of glue with the white nozzle. Then apply a small amount of the glue to the back of one of the Lego Minifigures. Then press the figure firmly to the photo frame. Hold in place for about 10-45 seconds.

Gorilla Super Glue precise gel on lego

Repeat with the other Lego Minifigure. Stick this second Lego Minifigure approximately 11cm away from the first Lego figure.

Gluing the second figure
Lego Minifigures glued to frame

Step 3: Next, paint the jumbo craft stick with blackboard paint. Paint both sides of the wooden sticks.

Painting the jumbo sticks with chalkboard paint

Step 4: Write on the jumbo sticks using a chalk marker once the chalkboard paint has dried. I wrote “Happy Father’s Day” on one side and “Happy Birthday” on the other.

Using chalk marker

Step 5: To finish off, put the photo inside the Lego Minifigure frame and place the chalkboard sign in the Lego figure’s hands.

Placing the sign in the lego minifigures hands

You can turn the chalkboard stick sign over when you feel like a change or simply write another one.

Minifigure lego frame
Upcycled Lego minifigure frame with interchangeable chalkboard signs. #legocraft #photframe
Landscape mode

Other Craft Ideas To Check Out

You can use many other things to make a DIY picture frame, including a shoebox lid to make an upcycled picture frame.

Another good thing to make with leftover toy figures is a fun Christmas cloche. There is also a Lego pen pot idea here.

If you liked this craft, don’t forget to check out these handmade gifts for men too.

For more DIY Father’s Day ideas, visit

Jackie Wallace

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019

I love that photo of Mormor and Morfar!

Claire Armstrong

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019

It is a lovely photo.

Julie Briones

Sunday 9th of June 2019

You are so imaginative, Claire! This would have never crossed my mind! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About!

Claire Armstrong

Monday 10th of June 2019

Thank you so much Julie.


Sunday 9th of June 2019

Such a cute project! Although I don't think my son or husband would ever let me paint the minifigures- LOL! Would love for you to share at our new link up; Handmade & Otherwise.

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 9th of June 2019

Thank you. I had to make sure the mini figures weren't special ones before painting them.

Dee | Grammy's Grid

Friday 7th of June 2019

Thanks so much for linking up at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 38! Shared ♥

Claire Armstrong

Sunday 9th of June 2019

Thank you.


Thursday 6th of June 2019

Brilliant Claire! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

Claire Armstrong

Friday 7th of June 2019

Thank you so much and thanks for hosting.