DIY Wreath–I finally joined the Square Wreath Revolution

Yes, I’ve been seeing these great square wreaths made from old frames all over the blogs. One example is from Happy Clippings. So here is my version and how I did it!
DIY Wreath
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.
Fabric frame
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.
Fabric glue
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.
fabric wreath
Here is the finished wreath with the fabric wrapped all around.
This is the back.
fabric back
This is the front. Now I know it’s not perfect but that doesn’t bother me one bit.
fabric front
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).
Bird wreath

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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.
DIY fun
I took a picture of it on the chair I reupholstered a while back.
DIY-Wreath (2)
Then a picture of the wreath on the door.
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DIY fun
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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  1. I love this. Thanks for sharing the how to.

  2. Looks great. Now I know what to do with the frame I have
    that doesn't have glass. I had another idea but this one is better!


  3. This is darling! I totally have like 4 frames with no glass that I could use this technique for. Thanks! I can't wait to get started :)

    Also, this is my first visit to your blog and it is adorable! I also blog with my sister, and I can't imagine a better way :)

  4. I love this and pinned for future use. I have a frame that was chipped that this will work great! Thanks for the idea. Saw you on Friday Fun Party. :)

  5. I have never seen a square wreath... I think it looks fabulous.. and of course, now I want one! lol
    big hugs,

  6. What a great idea to wrap a frame and turn it into a wreath! Love it!

  7. Very nice! I may be making one of those!!! Thanks!

  8. Love this idea and you are using my glue gun...seriously: looks just like that. I have two though so would use the prettier one for pics...sneaky; I know.

  9. What a great idea. Its certainly a variation on a theme something to think about at Christmas

  10. This is SO fun and whimsical! I love your spin on the frame wreath. Too cute, and perfect for spring!

  11. I'd love to hang this and have spring appear!! OK..I am DREAMing!

  12. Very cute wreath! I am pinning it to my Pinterest wreath board. :)

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos


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