Dollar Tree Valentine’s Day Project

I love decorating my mantle for each holiday. I’m not big on decorating for holidays, so I committed myself to a make-shift mantle in the living room for seasonal decorations. It’s stress free, worry free, and I don’t have to put too much effort into putting tons of things away. These days, I’m going for easy.

During Christmas, I grabbed a few 11×14 photo frames from my local Dollar Tree. I was going to do a few subway art frames, however, I ran out of time. Needless to say, I was left with a stack of empty frames!

dollar tree frame

Now Valentine’s Day is upon us, and I wanted to make use of one of the frames. Using the Cricut Craft Room, I created a design using the  Home Accents and the Cricut Craft Room Basics cartridges. Once I was happy with the design I cut it out . Next, I removed the backing from the frame as well as the sample photo insert with the fictional family. I did save the piece with the family on it, because it will be used in another step for this project. Then, I placed my die cut image on the frame.

WP_20140112_022 After placement, I used the Martha Stewart fine-tip glue pen on each corner. Before the glue dried, I attached the paper with the family to my paper, turning the family page upside down so that only the white would show through the frame.


Finally, I attached the back onto the frame. Just a word of advice, please be sure the glass is clean on your frame, otherwise, you’ll have to take it back apart and wipe it down like I did! Voila…the finished project, maybe.


Knowing me, I’ll end up going back and adding more. I was thinking of putting a bow on the right hand corner and adding ribbon for hanging. There are so many was I could embellish this. I added my wedding date on bottom of my design to make it  a little more personal. What do you think?

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