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Dollar Tree Picture Frame Candle Holder

I am getting excited about all of the fall and Halloween posts. Halloween is my favorite and there is nothing better than a Halloween craft that includes Dollar Tree and StyleTechCraft vinly. Take a look at this Dollar Tree picture frame candle holder and tell me you don’t agree!

If you LOVE Dollar Tree crafts and gifts then you are definitely in the right place.

Finished candle holder made from four Dollar Tree frames with Halloween Vinyl Designs

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Dollar Tree Picture Frame Candle Holder

Finished candle holder made from four Dollar Tree frames with Halloween Vinyl Designs

Using four Dollar Tree picture frames and a base can create an awesome candle/tea light holder for any occasion. I made one for Halloween using silver frames and StyleTechCraft transparent vinyl.

Prep Time 1 hour
Active Time 1 hour
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 3 hours
Difficulty Easy

Tools

Instructions

  1. Measure and cut the size you will need for the base. This will be a piece slightly larger than the width of the frame and you will need to make a square.
  2. Use the black acrylic paint and the foam brush to paint the base. (Mine needed 2 coats)
  3. Open the frames and remove the backing and the metal pieces that hold in the glass. I used small needle nose pliers to do this.
  4. Use a dry chip brush to add small amounts of black paint to the frames.
  5. Cut the vinyl pieces from the transparent vinyl using a Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine.
  6. Add transfer tape to the top of each design.
  7. Apply each design to one of the four glass pieces
  8. Use hot glue in the corners of the frame to adhere the glass pieces back into the frames.
  9. Use hot glue on the bottom of each frame to adhere them to the sides of the base. Then use some hot glue at the top corners to keep the frames together.
  10. Once all four sides are together add your votive candle holder, a tea light and some other Halloween embellishments.

Step 1: Measure, cut and paint the base

Get the base piece ready by measuring the width of your picture frames and cutting a square piece of the PVC tile just slightly larger….slightly.

Jeff cuts this with a saw but if you don’t have a saw you can use a razor blade to score the material. (Go over it a few times) then snap it apart.

Sand it a little bit if needed after you cut it. Then just run it under the water to clean it up and get it ready to paint.

The pvc tile white base that will be painted black

Paint it using the foam brush and the black paint. I put on two coats.

Black acrylic paint for the base and the frames.
Wet paint on the base of the Dollar Tree picture frame candle holder

Step 2: Paint the frames

First prep the frames by removing the backs and the small metal pieces that are holding in the glass. I use small needle nose pliers to do this.

Then use some of the black paint and a chip brush to add some black streaks of black paint onto the frames.

Adding black paint to the silver frames

Step 3: Cut and prepare the vinyl

Use your Cricut or Silhouette cutting machine to cut out the designs.

These designs are free in my resource library.

Free Download cut file box

Cut the designs using the different colors that you want. Weed them and add the transfer tape to the top of the designs.

StyleTechCraft has some great transparent and transparent glitter colors. It is perfect for glass like this Dollar Tree picture frame candle holder.

Transparent glitter pieces cut out and ready to apply to the glass.

Step 4: Add designs to glass

Place each of the four designs onto a piece of glass from the picture frames. I added some toward the bottom of the glass and some toward the top to give it some interest. The bats pretty much took up the entire piece. They all look so cute.

Adding the purple transparent bats to one side of the candle holder
Adding the layered moon and witch with transparent vinyl.

Step 5: Adhere the glass pieces into the frames

Use the hot glue gun and add some glue in the corner and about a half inch from the corner out. This is the small area on the back of the frame where the glass fits in.

Then place the glass back into the frame and hold it in place for a few seconds until the glue cools.

Using hot glue to attach the glass into the picture frames

Step 6: Add the frames to the base

This is the step that brings it all together. Start by adding a bead of hot glue across the bottom of one of the frames.

Place the frame onto one of the sides of the base and hold it until it cools and will stand up on its own.

Adding the first frame to the base to create the sides of the candle holder.

Keep adding sides to the base in this manner.

Three sides have been added to the base to create the candle holder.

Use some hot glue to the top inside corners as you go to help hold the top part together.

Three sides have been added to the base to create the candle holder.

Adhere the last frame the same way making sure the final two top corners are secure with more hot glue.

Looking down to the finished candle holder with the glass votive inside.

Add the votive candle/tea light holder. Mine had enough room to add some Dollar Tree black Halloween flowers. These come with some spiders and eyeballs too.

Look how cute the sides are. This is how great the transparent vinyl is.

Finished candle holder made from four Dollar Tree frames with Halloween Vinyl Designs
Finished candle holder made from four Dollar Tree frames with Halloween Vinyl Designs
Finished candle holder made from four Dollar Tree frames with Halloween Vinyl Designs
Finished candle holder made from four Dollar Tree frames with Halloween Vinyl Designs

I just love the way it turned out. What do you think?

Finished candle holder made from four Dollar Tree frames with Halloween Vinyl Designs
Finished candle holder made from four Dollar Tree frames with Halloween Vinyl Designs

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Finished candle holder made from four Dollar Tree frames with Halloween Vinyl Designs

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Michelle

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