Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Picture Frame Wreath

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When I saw a wreath like this on Infarrantly Creative, I wanted to make one right away. I loved that it captured so many great moments all in one. I have a love for pictures especially ones of my kids. It is just so amazing to be able to look back and remember some amazing times. It gets me excited for the memories that we will build in the future.

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My Supplies
24 2.5 x 3.5 picture frames (I got some from the dollar tree and some from Michael's the tag said $3.99 but when scanned they came up $1.49
Wire Cutters ($1 dollar at the Dollar Tree)
18” Grapevine Wreath (Michael’s$4.99)
Burlap Ribbon (Wal-Mart $3.97)
Pictures from Costco (Pick out about 30 make sure you pick some horizontal and vertical)
Floral Wire (Wal-mart $0.97)

Choosing my photos was my first step, I love washed out color photos and black and whites. So I thought it would be prefect to combine the two.

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Here is a close look of the frames. As you can see at the bottom of this photo the one has two frames connected together. Don’t let that discourage you from buying ones like this, just examine it to see if you could take it a part.

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While my hubby disconnected some of the frames that  had two frames attached,  I cut my pictures down and separated them into categories to see what I had. Then I separated them by orientation, horizontal in one pile and vertical in the other.
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I then flipped over the frame to the back and gentle wiggled and pulled the easel part on the hinge.  After the easel part was off I place the picture of my choice into the frame.

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Once I had all the arms off the back put the floral wire through the hinge of the frame.  I like to do everything at once so I worked through the whole batch of frames.

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Now the fun part I grabbed one frame and the wreath place the frame on the wreath and wrapped the wire around the wreath. Twisting the wires together to secure where I wanted it.  You can use your pliers to make it easier to twist the wires together.  Some of the frames I poked the wire through the wreath. I continued doing this frame by frame. Once I had attached all my  frames I tied my burlap ribbon on, it gave it the prefect finishing touch.

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I love the way the wreath turned out. It was very simple to make, I’ll be making another one for myself.  This one was a gift for my mother in-law for her birthday. 

My Supplies
24 2.5 x 3.5 picture frames (I got some from the dollar tree and some from Michael's the tag said $3.99 but when scanned they came up $1.49
Wire Cutters ($1 dollar at the Dollar Tree)
18” Grapevine Wreath (Michael’s$4.99)
Burlap Ribbon (Wal-Mart $3.97)
Pictures from Costco (Pick out about 30 make sure you pick some horizontal and vertical)
Floral Wire (Wal-mart $0.97)

Here are the Steps:
1. Compile all your pictures and have them printed or print yourself.
2. Take a part in double frames.
3. Organize your photos into two piles.
3. Take your easel part off the back of the frames and add photos in.
4. String your wire through the hinge.
5. Place your frame on your wreath, wrapping your wrap through or around your wreath and twist to secure the frame into place.
6. Tie you Burlap ribbon on in a bow.

9 comments:

  1. That turned out so amazing. Great job and what a meaningful reminder of those you love.

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  2. I just love this! I'm obsessed with pictures and always love finding new ways to display them! This is perfect! And would make a great gift for grandparents or someone else as well! Thanks!

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    1. I am glad you love it. I also love pictures, so its always nice finding new ways to display them.

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  3. What a great idea!! I love how this turned out! I may make one and hang it on my pantry door so when the kids are driving me nuts I can see their smiling faces and get myself back together :)

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  4. This is a really cute idea! I love how you can get lots of pictures included of the family as I have a really large family on my husband's side.

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