I’ve decided to have our St. Patrick’s Day party in a room where the sideboard has six framed illustrations hanging above it. Since I didn’t want to take those all down, and needed an easy, quick and cheap way to create a backdrop, I decided to “recover” the illustrations in the frames. You could do this for any holiday to transform your everyday decor into seasonal decor.

Frames into backdrop 2 by Double the Fun Parties

Here’s how the wall looks normally. (So I have to pause here and tell you that I scored these illustrations of my college for a buck each at our last reunion. They are matted with toile that I found on clearance. And to pay for the framing, we traded in a print of my husband’s, so these six custom frames and art cost less than $15. OK, I’m done tooting my own horn now.)

Sitting room frames - The Party Teacher


  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Paper trimmer
  • Removable double sided tape
  • Embellishment (I used St. Patrick’s Day window clings)


1. Decide how much of your frame you want to cover. I decided to cover just beyond the filet. That meant I could use an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of scrapbooking paper. Just hold your paper against your frame and mark where you need to trim it vertically and horizontally.

Transform everyday decor into seasonal decor - The Party Teacher

2. Trim your paper along your marks.

Transform decor - trim background paper - The Party Teacher

3. Use the first paper you trim to mark and trim the next pieces so they will all be uniform.

Transform decor - cut background paper equally - The Party Teacher

4. I bought window clings at Party City to decorate my background papers. This gave me pre-cut images in a variety of colors and sizes.

Transform decor - window clings - The Party Teacher

5. Decide how you want to arrange the papers and the images.

Transform decor - arrange background papers - The Party Teacher

6. Use scrapbooking adhesive or double sided tape to attach the image to your papers.

Transform decor - attach clings - The Party Teacher

7. Use removable double-stick tape to attach the papers to the glass on your frames. Do make sure the tape is the removable type and not the permanent tape.

Transform decor - attach seasonal decor to glass - The Party Teacher

Transform everyday decor to seasonal decor 2 - The Party Teacher


When your party is over, simply peel the tape off your frames.

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