This quick and simple DIY Dollarama Frame will give you all the feels! Do you have an empty wall or space in your house that you just can’t think of how to fill? Or you don’t want to spend a fortune to “decorate” because you have other plans and don’t want to commit? For me, that space was the kid’s bathroom…
The wall over the toilet remained a blank space because I didn’t want to over-decorate or give them something they’d hate in a few months. Kids can be finicky, am I right? I debated putting up a shelf but was fairly certain it would end up on one of their heads 😂
That’s when I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and got the idea to create my own framed lettering. Since going to the Dollarama is something I do fairly often (my pandemic happy-place), I perused the aisles until inspiration hit me. In the end, here’s what we came up with:
The lettering took the longest because it did require some precision and a little trial-and-error. But it was worth it in the end because the kids think they’re hysterical, making me the cool mom for the time being. If you’re not into handwriting, you could just as easily add a favourite print or even a family photo. The choice is yours!
How to Make a DIY Dollarama Frame
The frames themselves were a piece of cake. Here’s what you need:
- A flat-front frame in a dark colour. Wood would be awesome but this DIY works just as well with other materials.
- 80-grit sandpaper or less. Using a higher grit could cause damage to the frame, especially if you’re not using a wood frame.
- A little windex to clean the glass.
That’s it! Simply dis-assemble the frame, sand the edges to your desired distress level, clean the glass, insert your image and ta-da! You’re done. That literally took me one sentence to explain, which may make this the simplest DIY ever.
In fact, this DIY Dollarama Frame was SO easy to do – and the result looks SO good – that some people found it hard to believe so here’s a little video to show you how it’s done.
I choose to place them on the wall symmetrically but you can stagger them as well. I just like that clean, linear look. Here’s the finished project:
So, what do you think? Will you try out this super, simple and totally cute project? Let me know in the comments below or check out DIY Gnomes That Are Fun (and Cheap!) To Make for more inspiration.