Happy Clippings. So here is my version and how I did it!
Here is the old frame. It no longer had glass in it even!
Here’s the back of the frame. I ripped off the back and ended up with this:
Okay, now I had the frame down to the bare bones. I cut strips out of the fabric I chose. It’s not muslin but it’s similar to that and a little darker.
I ripped the fabric that I bought at Joann’s Fabric and Craft Store into strips about 41/2 inches wide.
Then I folded under the raw edges of the fabric. I don’t like to see raw edges on fabric. Well, sometimes I do but not for this.
Then I glue gunned (is that a new verb?) the beginning of the fabric strips onto the back of the frame.
I just wrapped the fabric around and around the frame. For this part of the craft you can’t get nit-picky or too concerned about every fold of the fabric.
My art teacher (he taught oil painting impressionism) said that it is the whole effect of the picture that counts, not a single element.
I wound this around and around with abandon (because I wanted to make a LOT of these. I could feel the OCD that I don’t have, kicking in. I had a pile of old frames and bunches of fabric ready to go.
The corners are a little difficult but if you don’t get too nuts about getting it just right, it’s fine. I just pulled any puckers in the fabric around to the back of the frame and hot glued it.
DO NOT ENLARGE THIS PHOTO. The glue gun is disgusting. I really need to buy a new one if I’m going to do tutorials like this!
Hot glue the end of the fabric down on the back and trim it off.
Start the next strip of fabric right over the ending of the last one and hot glue it down.
Go all the way around and now you have a fresh canvas in which to put on anything you wish.
Here is the finished wreath with the fabric wrapped all around.
This is the back.
This is the front. Now I know it’s not perfect but that doesn’t bother me one bit.
Now for the fun part. What should I put on this? I started looking around for interesting things to put on here.
I found this really cute sign that said, “Dream”. Yummy.
And a bird nest and a cute bird. Last year Michele (niece) and I made these cute felt birds. Luckily I hadn’t done anything with them yet (and I could locate them).
I found a bird’s nest hanging around. I like bird’s nests. And some eggs left from Easter. No, not real ones. Actually, they are ceramic. I broke one so I know.
I took a picture of it on the chair I reupholstered a while back.
Then a picture of the wreath on the door.
Hope everybody enjoyed this! I’ve made more of the DIY wreaths out of frames, of course. I can’t make just one! Happy Spring.
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