Monday, November 23, 2009

DIY Dollar Store Designer Print

I've found some really cute removable decal/wall sticker at the dollar store. I used the one below in a family photo display I created in the living room. They are great, since we rent we can't do anything permanent, so this is a great way for us to personalize our home without it being an issue when we move. Below is a partial picture of the "family wall".The other day I found another really cute decal that I wanted to use. However I didn't want to stick this one directly on the wall, but figure out a way to frame it. The size was oblong, I didn't want to buy a frame since it would probably be more than I wanted to spend. So I was looking around the house and found this picture. It was hanging on the wall, but I decided to kidnap it for my project and replace it with something else.
I had some grass cloth wallpaper already, so I cut it to fit inside the frame of the picture. I didn't remove the old picture, just cut the wallpaper to fit over the glass on the frame. Then pulled out my handy dandy glue gun and glued the wallpaper directly to the glass. Then I centered my decal. All there is to it, new picture for $1! I think it turned out pretty cute, and I love the fact that I didn't have to buy anything additional.
Here it is hanging in the living room. There is a torchier lamp behind the screen, when it's turned on at night it looks really pretty and makes the picture really pop.

I'm linking up to Kimba's DIY Day!


  1. LOL! We have the same background on our blogs! I am jealous of your family wall! LOVE IT!

  2. Those are great. I keep checking my dollar store and can't find these decals. Did you get them at The Dollar Tree?

  3. Shannon, I did get them at the Dollar Tree. I've had the family one for awhile now, just recently got the other one. It's real hit and miss as far as what you can find there, hope you can find them. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I love this! How pretty, and what a great deal too. It turned out lovely!

  5. cool idea! thanks for sharing
    Happy Thanksgiving!


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