Turn Thrift Store Frames and Burlap Into Collage Wall Art #wallcandy

2 Hours
Frame galleries and collage frames seem to be in every decorating magazine and home store. I thought I'd try to make my own for a fraction of the cost. It started with a trip to Goodwill to find wood frames that I could arrange into a collage. I removed the glass and backing from each frame and gave everything a good cleaning. The wood frames were sanded and painted with a fresh coat of black paint before being glued and nailed into a secured collage grouping. I spray glued pieces of burlap on the backing of four of the frames. Then painted the letters LOVE on them. I left two frames empty so that I could add pictures. I reassembled the glass and backing into each frame. Then added sawtooth hangers on the back and my frame collage was complete. I had the burlap and paint on hand already and created the stencils with my printer and an exacto knife, so this project cost me right at $4 for the frames!
Completed collage frame
Goodwill frames
Frames were cleaned, sanded, primed and painted black.
Frames were glued together and secured with tiny nails.
bBurlap glued to backing of 4 frames.
Homemade stencils from manilla folder and printer.
LOVE letters were painted onto the burlap pieces
Everything assembled back together with pictures added.
Adina Johnson @ Simply Country Life
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  • Sassy Sassy on Jan 28, 2016
    What kind of glue did you use to hold the frames together? I didn't see a picture of it or it mentioned in your post. Thanks - love this idea!!!

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  • Wendy Terrill Wendy Terrill on Jul 19, 2020

    Love it. Great idea.

  • Jenny Jenny on Dec 29, 2021

    I love what you did with this,, but your unpainted frames all look different. Yet all the painted ones looked the same - MAGIC! Brilliant job though!