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Footed Photo Frames – Easily Upgrade Dollar Store Frames

If you have seen my recent posts on using photos in party decor, Personalized Floral Photo Hoop and Photo Table Runner, you know how much I like adding a personal touch. While the photo hoop and table runner were big and bold and could only be used for one event, these footed photo frames can be used over and over for photos, place cards, menu labels, etc.

Materials Needed for Footed Photo Frames

  • 4X6 Frames – I used these 4X6 black frames, but you could choose any frame of a similar size.
  • Glass taper candleholders
  • Wooden discs or another small round item to cover hole in candleholder – I could not find small wooden discs, so I used the back part of a covered button set.
  • Hot glue or E6000 adhesive
  • Spray Paint


  1. Spray paint your candleholders, hole covers and frames (if needed).
  2. Adhere the hole covers to the top of the candleholders.
  3. Remove the stands on the back of the frames. On these less expensive frames, you simply have to apply gentle pressure and pull off slowly.
  4. Apply a thin line of hot glue or E6000 across the top of the hole cover, center the frame and apply pressure until it dries. I used hot glue for these, but I would definitely use a stronger adhesive like E6000 next time. I used these outside and several blew over in the breeze and the frames came apart from the stands.
  5. Optional: Adhere a backer if the frames will also be seen from the backside as was the case with these frames on the tables at the graduation party.


I used these in a variety of places at a recent graduation party – on the main table, cake table and eating tables.

Behind the Scenes Belle shows how to make a simple yet meaningful photo table runner perfect for graduations, anniversaries, retirements or engagement parties.


I plan on using these footed photo frames for future parties  – maybe as menu labels next. What if your favorite way to upgrade a Dollar Store photo frame or candleholder? Would love to see your ideas. Until then…

Stay humble, work hard, be kind.

Wendy - Behind the Scenes Belle





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