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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Glued Frames

I wasn't really sure if I should post this one since it's so similar to a couple of our posts.  If you haven't already, check out these fun ideas that inspired this...

We love working with Dollar Tree picture frames.  I'm not sure what it is about them but my girls love using them.  For a buck you can't go wrong!  They make wonderful gifts and there is so much you can do with them.  

Since my girls enjoy doing the glue catchers so much, I wanted to give them something a little more permanent.  They just like to pour the glue on, but this is a great activity to do with an older child as well.  They can really get creative!  

The invitation

All you have to do is pop on the backing of the frame and leave the glass in.  Make sure you get the frames that have the little tabs to hold the glass in place.

I put a piece of white paper behind the frame so they could see a little better. 

The frames from Dollar Tree we used.  The one of left is ready to go.  

After you take the backing off, use a hot glue gun to seal the frame (I sealed the backside).  You may want to do two layers so it doesn't leak.  

Turn the frame around and start gluing!  

For the glue I used condiment bottles from Walmart (99 cents each).  Fill them with white glue and either food coloring or liquid water colors and shake shake shake.  

My 3 year old adding her glue.

Here is my 4 year old.

"I'm going to make a rainbow!"  

Squeezing the glue on.

Ready to dry. 

Ready to dry.

Up in the window!

These took about 3 days to dry completely.  
To hang them we used super glue to attach a couple suction cups... Also from Dollar Tree. 



  1. How long for a project of this size to dry? Need to back the time out to take some as gifts when we travel for Easter. Thanks.

  2. wow - my mind is buzzing with so many fun ways to put this to use!

  3. Awesome!! Def doing this one - love it!

  4. Wow. They look amazing and so much fun to make!


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