Create a beautiful Spring picture frame wreath for less than $10. Add a little color to your front door to celebrate the return of Spring time!
Spring is finally here! Warm weather, flowers blooming, and bright colors every where you look. I don’t know about you, but this warm weather and sunshine is putting a pep in my step. I feel like we have been stuck inside for ages, and really we have. Not being able to get out because of Covid-19 and the cold snowy weather was getting pretty depressing. I love winter, don’t get me wrong. But add Covid in the mix, and being restricted from doing pretty much anything was a huge let down. I went weeks where I literally only left my house once or twice to go to work, and it got very lonely. So I have been so ecstatic to finally be able to soak up some Vitamin D!
Sunshine makes me so much happier. Sometimes, just being able to step outside and get some fresh air can cure a bad mood. It makes me motivated and ready to get things done. I have been wanting to clean my house from top to bottom, but with the Easter holiday, there hasn’t been much time. However, I was able to create this super cute picture frame wreath to add some Spring decor to our home.
Decorating for the holidays and seasons is one of my favorite things, but it can get pretty expensive. I spent way too much on Christmas decorations this past year, so I am determined to cut out that unnecessary spending where I can. So when I went looking for my old Spring decor, I came up short. What I had on our door last year, was so faded from the sun, that it did not bring as much color as I was hoping for.
It just so happened, that my husband was going through the garage one of the first pretty days we had, and found this old picture frame. He asked me if I wanted it and my first instinct was to toss it in the trash. And then my mind started working and I thought, hmmmm what can I do with this? So after searching on pinterest for 10 minutes, I was off to the dollar tree to make a picture frame wreath for our front door.
How to make a DIY Spring picture frame wreath
To make this easy DIY Spring picture frame wreath, you just need a few things and some time. I found my flowers at the dollar tree and the “home” sign at Walmart. I spent less that $10 dollars total because I had most everything in my craft box, except the flowers and decorative “home sign”.
What do you need?
- Descent sized picture frame (take the glass out)
- A few bundles of flowers (I got these for $1 a piece at the dollar tree)
- Paint and brush, if you want to paint your frame like I did
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Decorative piece if you choose, I thought this “home” sign was super cute
- Wire cutters
- Yarn, string or ribbon for hanging
First step: Paint the frame
I chose to paint my frame white, because I was not in love with this wood color. Our front door is a navy color, so I thought white would stand out better. To do this, I took a piece of sandpaper and sanded down the frame just a bit. This makes it easier for the paint to stick to the wood. I had this can of white paint and paint brush in our garage from a past project, so I did not have to spend any money for this. I think my flowers and “home” sign go much better with this white frame.
Second step: Cut flowers
When picking out the types of flowers I wanted to use, I chose a few that were longer and more filling. And then I chose some that had bigger flowers on them. I wanted to be able to take up one half of the frame, without covering it completely in flowers. I used these long grassy ones with butterflies and these small white flowers to go on the sides. Using my small wire cutters, I cut them at the base of the bundle to separate them.
Third step: Bind flowers and glue to frame
I had some floral wire in my craft box, so I used a bit to bind these stems together. But you do not have to buy any to do this. You can easily just hot glue these individually to the frame. Just arrange them so that they go up the sides of the frame, and then using a hot glue gun, glue the stems to the frame.
I did this for the left side of the frame and for the bottom. Feel free to change it up it you would prefer it differently.
This is what it looks like up to this point. I used my wire cutters to trim the long stems that were hanging too far past the frame.
Fourth step: Arrange larger flowers at the bottom left corner of the frame and glue
Cut the larger flowers just below the flower and bend the wire so that you can fit these into the other stems and glue them down. Arrange the flowers and glue them down. You don’t have to be too particular here. I just started placing my flowers and filling in where I thought it was necessary.
Continue this process until you are pleased with it. I added in some extra leaves that would stick out from the frame to give it more depth. Just keep adding more until you have a nice arrangement.
This is what you should have. Now we just need to add a few finishing touches if you choose. I think it would be cute just like this, if you do not have a decorative piece.
Fifth step: Add decorative piece
You could add anything you like here. I found this cute little “home” sign at my local Walmart. You could also do something like the initial of your last name or even just a cute wooden symbol of a butterfly or something springy. Make it your own!
To attach this piece, I just used a good amount of hot glue. I placed it on the right side of the frame, towards the top. Feel free to position it wherever you want. Just add some glue to the back of the piece and hold it on your frame until the glue has dried.
Final step: Add your hanging material of choice and hang on the door!
I had this twine in my craft box, so I cut off a piece, tied it into a bow and hung that from the screw in our door.
Finished DIY Spring picture frame wreath
I love the way this DIY Spring picture frame wreath turned out! The fact that it cost me less than $10 dollars to make is even better. I hope this sunshine and warm weather brings you joy and motivation like it has me. Lets hope it sticks around to help us all get out of the winter blues! We definitely need a pick me up in these crazy times.
Let me know in the comments if you got some inspiration from this post. I would love to see your DIY picture frame wreaths!