DIY Easy Barnwood Frame and Free Printables

DIY Barnwood Frames from Ana White Plan + free inspirational printables by @savedbyloves


 I have always wanted to make my own frames.  It was time for some new printables so I finally gave it a go, using this Barnwood Frame plan from Ana White as my starting point.  You can read on to see how I tweaked Ana’s plan to get 11×17 inch frames and to download your free Wayne Dyer and fruit of the spirit printables.

Free Printable Wayne Dyer Quote


This project is fantastic because the frames look awesome, and are super cheap.  I found 1×2 in 8′ strips for $0.75 at Lowes.

Follow Ana’s Plan linked above, but change your cut list as follows to get 11×17 frame openings:

2– 1x2s @ 14, 1 1/2″ flat side mitered so the shortest length is 11″

2– 1x2s @ 20, 1 1/2″ flat side mitered so the shortest length is 17″

2 – 1x2s @ 15 1/2″, edge side mitered so the shortest length is 14″

2 – 1x2s @ 21 1/2″, edge side mitered so the shortest length is 20″


Corner clamps are super helpful!


Here is an Albert Einstein Printable in a different color scheme that you can also download below…


I made a smaller frame for print in 8×10.  I finished with homemade chalk finish paint I made from this chalk finish paint DIY.

Download and print:

Wayne Dyer Heaven Quote

Fruit of the Spirit Printable

Wayne Dyer Change Quote

Albert Einstein Quote

I printed my 11×17 prints on regular copy paper and mounted them to white foam board with spray mount.  I cut the foam to fit the frame opening and secured the mounted image to the frame with thumbtacks.

I hope you enjoy the printables, and give making your own frames a go.  It is super rewarding!


  1. These are wonderful! I don’t have any way to make my own frames but I can certainly find a sale. :) Thanks so much for sharing!


  2. Marion Bohn says:

    Did you put any glass or acrylic in the frame? I can’t tell from the pic. I’ve been wanting to make these frames from for a long time, but just haven’t decided if they’ll need the glass, which can be expensive from an arts & crafts store. They look great, by the way!!

  3. Thanks!

  4. These are really cute. Is there anyway to get any of the quotes in different colors? I want to use the “Fruit of the Spirit” and “Change”, but orange will not work in any of the rooms in my house. Thanks.


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