Repurposing A Dollar General Family Photo Collage Frame For Flower Garden Photos

April 05, 2021


Photo of tag shaped collage frame
I found this tag shaped photo collage frame at Dollar General.  It was priced at $5.  It's actually a nice frame.  

When I upcycle some dollar store items, I do it because I want the item to be MY style or meet MY needs.  In this case I wanted to use the collage frame for flower garden photos and not family photos.

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Photo of repainted tag shaped collage frame
First, I removed the jute twine and sanded down the raised lettering on the frame with sandpaper.  

Next, I brushed on a couple of coats of Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.  I lightly distressed the edges with 220 grit sandpaper.
Photo Vintage Labels decor transfer sheet

This is one of my favorite kind of decor transfers!  One that I can use on many projects.

Photo of collage frame with Vintage Label Transfer
I cut out three possibilities. (The magnet just keeps the transfer from curling)

This one has French garden words.

Photo of painted collage frame with decor transfer
This one refers to flower and garden seeds.

Photo of decor transfer on painted tag photo frame
And this one is a seed catalog label.

Photo of decor transfer before rubbing onto collage frame
I chose the seed store transfer.  I cut just a bit more off the bottom to make it fit better.

Photo of decor transfer applied to collage tag frame
Here is the frame with the decor transfer applied.

I sealed the transfer and paint with Dixie Belle Easy Peasy Spray Wax.

Photo of flower garden pics in tag shaped frame
I printed four 3" x 3" garden photos (from my flower gardens) on my inkjet printer.

Photo of Picmonkey collage screen print

I wasn't sure how to print 3" x 3" photos, but I was able to add two at a time to a 4" x 6" collage template on Picmonkey, print them on 4" x 6" photo paper, and cut them out.

Photo of finished tag collage frame with flower garden photos
This frame is just my style!

Photo of collage tag frame with flower garden photos and garden design transfer

Photo of tag collage frame with flower garden photos and garden decor transfer

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  1. I just love the frame and what you’ve done with it! You need to have pictures of your garden, it’s a beautiful garden for sure! I love that you are able to put so much time and love into it!


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