30th Aug2011

Dollar Bin Picture Frame Collage

by Dinah Wulf
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Dollar Bin Picture Frame Collage

I bought these frames simply because they were cute and cheap (music to my ears) and decided to make a mini family picture frame collage for my daughter’s play area. I purchased these frames at an arts and crafts store like Michaels for one dollar each.  Here is how to make your own mini picture frame collage.

The materials needed are: mini frames, paint (optional), glue gun, ribbon, key rings.

Step One: Arrange the Frames to your liking and take a digital picture so that you can easily refer back to it.

Step Two: Remove the stand on the back of the frame. They can easily be snapped off.

Step Three (Optional): Paint each frame the desired color.

Step Four: Print and add your pictures to your frames. I used both black and white pictures and fabric. You can also use, gift wrap, or wallpaper to add to your desired design.

Step Five: Using a hot glue gun, refer to your digital photo and glue each frame together in the desired arrangement and let it dry completely.

Step Six: To make the picture hangers cut ribbon and loop it thru a key ring. Hot glue the ribbon together and then hot glue the hangers to the back of your collage.  Because the frames are so light weight, hot glue and ribbon are sturdy enough to hold the collage.  I used two key rings for even weight distribution.


Here are some After Photos:



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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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2 Responses to “Dollar Bin Picture Frame Collage”

  • I have purchased these and the paint i tried using will not stick to frame it is like oil and water, could you please tell me what paint you used?

    • Hi Katie!

      Oh my gosh it’s been so long. I’m pretty sure I used acrylic craft paint. Over these months of crafting though, I have found that Martha Stewart’s Satin craft paints are the best. They paint on like butter! Let me know how it goes!

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