I love using these ornate plastic frames to decorate for parties or holidays. I made a Fourth of July ‘wreath’ with my frame, painting it gold. The summer holidays are beyond us and it was time to re-address my front door for late summer. This is another take on a DIY picture frame wreath.
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I began by spraying my frame white. I am not a fan of my green front door, but until we paint our house, I am living with it, and the white will show up nicely against that door color. Don’t you love my fancy paint booth? Eventually I will tackle a project with these pallets I collected!
Even the plain frame hanging on my front door looks so pretty.
I love the detail of these frames, they look so much more ornate and expensive than they are.
After painting my frame, the next step was to make a base for my arrangement. I used about 2/3 of a block of dry floral foam and then made a little cage for it out of chicken wire. This doesn’t have to be pretty, none of this is going to show after your arrangement is complete.
I attached my little cage of dry floral foam to the bottom of my frame. For convenience I hung my frame on a hook on my pantry door to work on assembly.
Then it was time to dig through my bins of faux flowers and foliage and decide on the shape of my arrangement. I decided this one would flow down toward the bottom of the door, and used these flowers and the ivy to give me an outline of where I would add my flowers. Keep in mind you can attach your foam anywhere on the frame, the top, one side. If you are using a square frame you could just have it fanning out from one of the corners. I knew I wanted to use sunflowers. I always think of sunflowers as the official flower of late summer. It is this time of year when their heads grow so heavy with seeds, they have difficulty holding their faces up to the sun any longer. I came across a couple of green hydrangea that I added in addition to all of the foliage that was already on the artificial sunflowers. I just continued to fill in with various flowers and foliage, and finished off by adding in 3 beautiful faux artichokes to complete the lush look I was going for. If you have an idea of the space you want your arrangement to stay within, like I did with my first floral placements, it is easy to keep your arrangement within that and make a well balanced arrangement. The artichokes are so unexpected tucked in among the flowers, but provide beautiful color and an entirely different texture.
I am so pleased with the final project. This wreath says welcome, come on in, this is a home filled with joy and beautiful things.
Shop this project:
Ornate Plastic Frame – Amazon
White Krylon Paint – Amazon
Kraft Chicken Wire – Amazon
Dry Floral Foam – Amazon
Assorted faux flowers and foliage (I have collected these over the years, you probably have some at home, also.)
Command Hooks – Amazon (I pretty much rely on Command Hooks for all my hanging needs.)