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Christmas Printables With Dollar Tree Frames

Hi there!  Now I am just having fun with my new Christmas decor.  I am excited to show you these super easy Naughty and Nice Christmas Printables with Dollar Tree frames!

If you love Dollar Tree Crafts and gifts for the holidays you are in the right place!

The Grinch theme I started is expanding with each of these and I love it.  There are several more ideas spinning in my head and I hope I have the time to get them done.

What I love about this project is that I can remove the Christmas printables and add my own photos or prints for different holidays.  Which means I can use them all year round.

They are perfect for adding pics of my sweet grand daughter and the black and white buffalo check will go nicely with the rest of my decor.

Grinch Countdown To Christmas

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Finished Dollar Tree frames with Grinch theme printables

Dollar Tree Frames for A Grinch Christmas

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Step 1: Paint Your Frames

Remove the inside from the frames and give them a couple of coats of white paint.  I used flat white spray paint but you could brush on some white chalk paint if you like that better.

Removing the backs from the Dollar Tree frames
Dollar Tree frame painted white.

Set the frames aside to dry.

Step 2: Add Fabric To Cardboard Piece

I wanted to cover the inside piece of the frame with some buffalo check fabric.

First cut a piece of fabric about and inch bigger than the back piece all the way around.

Cutting buffalo check fabric about an inch larger all the way around the cardboard piece.

So I used my “Mod Podge”  (what I am using is a different brand but Mod Podge does the same thing) and brushed it over the top of the piece.

Adding Mod Podge to the cardborad back piece.

Once it is coated with the Mod Podge, lay your piece of fabric over the Mod Podge and smooth it down.

Smoothing down the fabric after placing it on the cardboard piece over the Mod Podge

Cut the fabric at the top from the edge to the clip.

Cut the fabric from the edge up to the clip.

Then cut a little notch or “circle” to allow the base of the clip to be on top of the fabric.  You can tuck the rest of the fabric under the clip.  This allows the clip to rest on top of the fabric.

It looks like it is one piece.

Cutting a notch in the fabric for the base of the clip.

Once the fabric is on, give it another coat with the Mod Podge.  When it is dry it seals the fabric and adheres it better to the cardboard piece.

Adding Mod Podge over the fabric to create a seal.

Set the pieces aside to dry completely.

Step 3: Distress The Painted Dollar Tree Frames

This step is so easy.

Use a sanding block to sand away some of the white paint from the frames to create a distressed look.

The sanding block used to distress the white frames.
Sanding the Dollar Tree frames to create a distressed look.

When you are finished sanding use a cloth to remove the paint dust.  I actually had to wipe off the entire work space.

But I love the distressed look and it was worth it.

Step 4: Put The Frames Back Together

Grab the fabric covered cardboard pieces and trim the extra fabric from the edges.

Cut right up to the cardboard.

Cut extra fabric from around the cardboard pieces.

Once the fabric is cut you can add them back into their frames.

Add the fabric covered card board pieces back into their frames

Step 5: Print and Cut The Grinch Christmas Printables

I have designed these Naughty and Nice Grinch printables for you to use for this project.  Head over to the resource library to download yours.

All of the designs in the resource library are free for you to down and use for your personal use.  You need a password to get in and you get that when you sign up for my email/newsletter.

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Use a paper trimmer or paper cutter to trim to size.  I wanted mine to be approximately 4×6.  The size of a standard photo.

Trimming the printables down to 4x6 to fit in the frames
Using the paper trimmer to cut the printables down to 4x6

Once they are cut, clip them into the frame.

Step 6: Finishing Up!

Once you clip the cute Grinch printables into the frame you are done and ready to display them as part of your Holiday Grinch decor!  Yay you!!!

I just love the way they turned out and I love that I can use them all year long.

Materials List

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Christmas Printables With Dollar Tree Frames

Finished Grinch Printables in Dollar Tree frames

These made over Dollar Tree frames are a great way to add some inexpensive decor to any holiday or just your everyday decor.

Active Time 1 hour
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5




  1. Remove the card board inserts from the frames. Set aside.
  2. Use the white spray paint and spray the black frames. I gave mine a couple of coats.
  3. While the paint is drying, cut a piece of fabric about an inch larger all the way around the card board insert.
  4. Apply Mod Podge to the front of the card board inserts.
  5. Place the fabric onto the front of the inserts. Smooth it down.
  6. Cut from the edge of the fabric to the clip and cut a small notch for the base of the clip.
  7. Tuck the fabric underneath the clip and smooth it out.
  8. Apply more Mod Podge to the top of the fabric.
  9. Set aside and let the Mod Podge dry.
  10. When frames are dry, use a sanding block to distress the paint.
  11. When the Mod Podge is dry trim off the excess fabric and place the inserts back into the white frames
  12. Print out the free Grinch printables and trim to 4x6 size.
  13. Clip them into the frames and enjoy!
What do you think?

Finished Grinch Printables in Dollar Tree frames

I love the buffalo check fabric.  It just goes with anything.  If you like a farmhouse theme in your house then these are perfect for you.

They look so great with my other Grinch items too.  The buffalo check table runner is also from the Dollar Tree.  It is a scarf.

I have found that different Dollar Tree stores carry different items.  I usually make a point to visit stores wherever we visit.  It is fun too.  Who doesn’t love the Dollar Tree?

Finished Grinch Printables in Dollar Tree frames

I hope you like it and will run out to the Dollar Tree to see if you can find some fun frames to try this yourself.

Pinnabale image with two finished Grinch frames.

Happy Christmas crafting!


Nancy Lou

Wednesday 13th of November 2019

Completely adorable, Michelle!


Wednesday 13th of November 2019

Thank you Nancy!

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