There are really no rules for displaying a wreath. Although Christmas is one time when you see many door wreaths you’ll also notice that some people display wreaths all year long: straw wreaths, garland wreaths, even wreaths made from fabric. One thing you’ll notice about most wreaths, though, is that they’re almost always round. They can be decorated for the Fourth of July, there can be a huge bow on the wreath to celebrate a holiday, but the wreath is usually round. Break tradition and create a wreath that’s unusual and gorgeous. Use a picture frame and you’ll do just that!
A square picture frame is the perfect way to make a unique wreath for any season. Turn the frame to make a diamond shape, hang it on the door, and enjoy it. With a square picture frame you can make any number of wreaths for all sorts of occasions.
With other wreaths a wire ring is used to hold the material and embellishments. With a picture frame wreath no garland, fabric or other material is needed. The picture frame itself becomes the wreath. Although it’s an unusual arrangement you’ll see just how fabulous it is once you make one.
It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to create the picture frame wreath. Remove the backing and glass and use just the bare frame. Attach the hanging hardware to one corner, on the back of the picture frame, then hang it so that it makes a diamond shape. Now you can tie a bow and affix it to the top corner of the frame – or the bottom corner.
Although you can hang a wooden, square picture frame you can create many more wreath designs if you first paint the frame. Paint the frame a solid color then use a different color to make stripes, dots or other designs. You can even wrap colored tape around the frame for a different look.
Although the painted frame, hanging with a simple bow, is a beautiful thing the wreath can be made in other ways, too. Glue on seashells, tiny ornaments or other embellishments to create just the design you want.
The picture frame wreath takes only a couple of minutes to create but you can spend a little more time and money to make something a little different. Since they’re so beautiful and easy you’ll enjoy making several so that you can change the wreath any time you want!