$2 DIY Hanging Layered Love Frames

I’m not one to decorate for all the “little” holidays, but when I saw a picture on Pinterest recently with a bunch of different sized frames layered together at the same height on the wall I loved it and knew I wanted to create something similar for our living room.

overlapping frames


I showed it to Mike and we came up with a plan to make our own spin on this. You can sort of categorize it as a rustic Valentine’s Day art piece or really artwork for everyday. After a quick trip to Home Depot and about an hour of our time, we had this:
$2 DIY Hanging Frames Tutorial

Isn’t it pretty? I love how the twine the frames are hanging from add a geometric element.


  • 6 1″x2″x8′ pieces of wood {$.75 each!}
  • stain-we used Minwax Dark Walnut
  • wood letters and heart from the craft store
  • 2 1/2 yards of fabric {I used muslin}
  • glitter paint
  • twine
  • staple gun
  • nail gun
  • wood glue
  • chop saw

We laid out our wood to measure.

love frame boardsMike measured the first board to use as the basis for the rest of them. Our large frames are 24″x24″ and the smaller ones are 12″x12″.

love frames measuring

He took them out and cut them on the chop saw at a 45 degree angle and we had this lovely pile of wood.

love frame cut woodI stained all the boards and let them dry-don’t forget to wear gloves!

love frame stained woodTo construct the frames, I used a small amount of wood glue on each corner.

love frame wood glueAnd then used our nail gun to nail them together.

love frame nailing cornerI took my stack of frames and flipped them over to attach the fabric to the back.

love frames openI used inexpensive muslin {about $1/yard on sale} and stapled it to the back of each frame.

love frame stapling fabric

The last step was the paint the wood letters and hot glue them to the center of the frames.

love frame painting letters

We hung them with twine that we stapled to the backs of the frames as well.

DIY Hanging Love Frames


DIY Hanging layered frames


DIY Hanging Frames above couch


DIY Hanging Frames twine


DIY hanging love frames with couch

We love how it came out. You could easily just make the frames and put pictures in them or any sort of artwork. The large frames cost around $.75 and the small ones about $.30 so they are definitely budget friendly enough to do a whole wall of frames. Add in the muslin and craft letters and they come out to about $2 a piece. It looks great in our current living room, but I think we may move it to our bedroom at the next house and hang it above our bed. It’s so “us”.

Do you decorate for Valentines’ Day? Do you love the layered frame look as much as we do?


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  1. This turned out so pretty, thanks for the idea and instructions!

  2. I am crazy for the layered look. What a fabulous project!

    Thanks for linking up to Tip Me Tuesday linky party this week. {knuckle bumps}

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