Fall Faux Window Design Using Picture Frames From Dollar Tree

10 Materials
35 Minutes

Hello everyone! I'm so excited for Fall next month. I'm honestly over the heat. We have had a few rainy days in between. I was recently inspired to create my latest craft on a rainy day. It rained most of the day, and I had time to go through and clear out a few things in my craft room. I came across four wood picture frames I had recently purchased at my local Dollar Tree. I decided I would create a faux fall window design. I hope you enjoy this craft just as much as I did!

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Four picture frames--I'm using picture frames I purchased from Dollar Tree. Size-3½ inches by 5 inches.

Hot glue- You will also need a heavy duty adhesive like E6000 or gorilla glue.

Fall leaf stickers--I purchased my pack at Dollar Tree

Paint- I'm using a color called Milk jug for my frames, red for my wood letter sign, and brown to add a few streaks on the frame

One wood fall letter sign--Purchased a pack at Dollar Tree

Paint brush



Optional--Fall craft leaves

Screw driver--You will only need this if you purchased this particular picture frame with the metal design on the bottom

Start by removing any decorations on your four frames. I used my screw driver to remove the screws, and metal design. Skip this step if your frames are plain and without the decorations.

Next, remove the backing from all four frames. Once you have removed the backing and glass. Set your glass aside.

Once the backing and glass have been removed, take your paint brush and begin to apply your paint. I applied around two coats of paint and in between coats I used my blow dryer to dry my paint.

After you have applied paint to the front of each frame, take each frame and begin to paint all areas that will be visible once the frames are glued together.

Take your brown paint and use a paint brush to gently add on a few streaks. I wanted to give my frames a little bit of a distressed look. I used my paint brush and randomly added a few streaks of my brown paint. I used my finger to gently spread in the paint.

Next, begin to add your frames together. I used hot glue to connect my frames, but shortly after I noticed that it would take more than just hot glue to attach my frames. I grabbed my E6000 glue, and added that along with my hot glue. This will help to keep your frames together, and prevent them from coming apart. I definitely recommend using a second adhesive along with your hot glue.

After, take your wood sign and begin to add paint to it. I decided to go with a red paint color.

Next, take your wood sign and glue it onto the middle of your four frames.

After, turn your glued frames over and begin to add only your glass back into each frame. I found that it helps to add hot glue into the four corners of each frame before adding in your glass. By doing this, it helps to keep your glass in place and prevent it from shifting.

Take your fall stickers, and begin to add them to your glass. I decided to add my stickers to the front of my glass. You can always add your stickers behind your glass. Keep in mind that by adding your stickers behind the glass you would need to add adhesive in order to keep them on your glass. This is why I decided to stick with adding my stickers to the front of my glass.

You are now ready to add your twine onto the back of your frame design. Flip your frame over, and cut a medium length section. Next, bend back the flexible points on your frames. I added hot glue, and then tied a knot around each point. The flexible points are the tabs that hold in the glass.

I went ahead and also added the remaining twine down onto my frame using my hot glue. You can also add an extra adhesive when attaching your twine.

This last step is completely optional, but I decided to take a few fall craft leaves, and add them to my frame. I thought it was a simple addition and it turned out so cute!

Your Fall faux window design is now complete! I love how this turned out, and it was pretty simple to create using a few materials from Dollar Tree. I hope that you will create one this Fall season. I love hearing from all of you. Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below. I'll see you soon.


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  • Leslee Leslee on Aug 24, 2022

    Very cute! Christmas gifts! Kids pictures on them? 🤗

    • Stephanie Stephanie on Aug 24, 2022

      Leslee, I think that would be so cute! I may create another one for Christmas time. 😊

  • L_p67961994 L_p67961994 on Aug 24, 2022

    OMGoodness Thank you it is so cute and yes you can use it for many different holidays and occasions so thanks for the ideas

    • Stephanie Stephanie on Aug 24, 2022

      You're very welcome! I'm so happy to see you enjoyed it. I am thinking of creating another one soon. Thank you for stopping by. 😊