If you follow us on Instagram, you may remember the vintage window frame we found on the side of the road about a month ago. I wanted to share with you what I did with my frame, and the wreath I made to go with it.
I took one removed the glass and cleaned it up. I applied a coat of gesso as a primer, then I applied two coats of FolkArt Chalk paint. I mixed the colors Sheepskin and White Adirondack to get the color I liked best.
Next came the wreath. I bought a styrofoam wreath, three different ribbons in neutral colors and flowers all from Michaels Arts and Crafts. I cut the ribbons into 4″ lengths. I cut the three hydrangea flowers leaving about a two inch stem. I did the same with the three roses. I added all flowers by poking a hole in the wreath frame with the flower stem. Then I put hot glue into the hole and placed the flower into the hole allowing the glue to secure the flower to the frame.
In placing the flowers, first I added the three hydrangeas spacing them in a triangle on the form. Next I added the roses in the same manor, basically filling in the open space between the hydrangeas. I then added the ribbons the same way by poking a hole with an extra part of a flower stem, adding glue to the hole then poking the ribbon in.
I continued to add ribbon making sure to get the sides of the wreath also. This way when I hang the whole thing on the wall you won’t be able to see any of the white styrofoam form. I added a length of ribbon as a hanger, attached it to the window frame with a small screw and that’s it. I will add a picture hanger on the back of the frame and place in my entryway.
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