I recently made some votive candles using items from Dollar Tree. My sons liked my rocky votive so much that I thought I’d try to make a frame to go with the candle. I really like the end result. It’s rugged and perfect for an outdoor patio or a man cave. Plus, it’s really easy and inexpensive to make, so you could easily make several for all the nature lovers in your life.
- Frame, $1
- Paint, on hand
- Polished rocks, $1
- Super glue, on hand
Step one: Remove the glass and back from the frame. Paint your frame a color that is similar to the stones. If you buy a dark frame you can skip this step!
Step two: Use super glue to adhere the stones to the frame. I started with the outer edge so I could have a straight line, then I worked towards the center.
Step three: Reassemble the frame and add a favorite photo. If you’re punny like me, you can print out a favorite saying or quote instead.
I used a bag of polished rocks that I purchased at Dollar Tree, but you could make this frame even more personal by adding rocks that were collected on a hike or while on vacation. You could also use stones that are all the same color to create a different look. Have fun crafting a creating a one of a kind frame!