So I had an extra, cheap-o frame from the Dollar Tree and decided I wanted to use it for something in my new office, but didn’t want to put a bunch of holes in our freshly painted walls πŸ™‚

I decided to turn the frame into a little tray that now is the perfect place to hold a few Dollar Tree pillar candles πŸ™‚

It’s the easiest thing ever! All you need is a frame, some spray paint, some fabric you like, and some candles πŸ™‚

I spray painted my frame with Rust-oleum Heirloom White. It was a silver, plastic frame and the paint didn’t go on the smoothest….but I like how it turned out anyway, with some of the silver showing through.

Then I covered the frame’s cardboard backing with a piece of burlap–just hot-glued her right on.

Stuck the burlap back into the frame and topped her with a few $1 candles. Just to add a little color, I found some old ribbon, and glued it around 2 of the candles.

The whole thing took about 5 minutes (plus letting the paint dry), and cost only $4 for the frame and 3 candles from Dollar Tree (I already had the burlap, paint, and ribbon) πŸ™‚

I’m gettin my link party on with the following parties:

Do it Yourself Day at A Soft Place to Land

Get Your Craft On at Todays Creative Blog

Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden

Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design

Penny Pinching Party at The Thrifty Home

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage

Get Your Craft On at Life as Lori

The 2nd Annual $5 Challenge at Living with Lindsay


12 Responses to “Super easy $4 frame-to-tray transformation”

  1. Staci said

    I have NEVER seen this idea! So cute & clever & EASY! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Molly said

    That turned out so cute! The perfect thing for some of those frames I’ve got around here that haven’t got any glass…or backs…or hangers…I collect junk what can I say? πŸ˜‰

  3. What a great project! You are a clever and crafty girl. Happy Spring!

    • Meg R. said

      why thank you! i normally consider myself lucky when something actually turns out decent! haha but i’ll take the compliment! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ Happy Spring to you too!

  4. Lori said

    This is totally cute!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don’t forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at next weeks party!

  5. I love your take on how to use the dollar store frames that are everywhere! Really, cool.

    • Meg R. said

      thanks! when they’re only $1, it’s easy to buy up a million of those frames–haha then you’re stuck with more than you know what to do with!

  6. carolyn said

    Cute idea! What a great little tray!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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