Tutorial + How-to How To: Eco-Friendly Picture Frame Wreath

Published on July 6th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

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How To: Eco-Friendly Picture Frame Wreath

How To: Eco-Friendly Picture Frame Wreath

Have you come across the adorable picture frame wreaths on Pinterest like this one from A Glimpse Inside? I think they are so creative and colorful compared to the average wreath! I decided to make my own eco-friendly version of a picture frame wreath using recycled materials. Grab an empty picture frame and some recycled paper to make your own!

What You Will Need:

1. An empty picture frame. Thrift stores and garage sales always have empty picture frames at reasonable prices. I got mine from a garage sale.

How To: Eco-Friendly Picture Frame Wreath

2. Sheet music or other recycled paper

3. A recycled envelope

How To: Eco-Friendly Picture Frame Wreath

4. Scissors

5. Pencil and pen

6. Hot glue/hot glue gun

7. Buttons

8. A scrap piece of paper for a pattern for your petals. I used paint chips that I had from my Paint Chip Magnets project.

9. Tape

10. Twine. If you can, use hemp twine– it’s more eco-friendly.

How To Do It:

1. Make your paper flowers by following the Recycled Paper Mother’s Day Brooch tutorial. The only difference is that you won’t add the brooch pin. In order to make the smaller flower, make your petals smaller.

How To: Eco-Friendly Picture Frame Wreath

2. Hot glue your paper flowers to your picture frame. I hot glued them in the bottom right corner of my frame.

How To: Eco-Friendly Picture Frame Wreath

3. For the “welcome” part, you are going to make a small version of a pennant bunting. Take your recycled envelope and draw out 7 triangles like this:

How To: Eco-Friendly Picture Frame Wreath

Then, cut them out.

4. With a marker, write a letter on each triangle to form the word “welcome.”

5. Then, attach your triangles to the twine by folding down the top flap and taping/gluing it to the back of the triangle. If you get confused on this part, please refer to the Happy New Year Banner tutorial (it has pictures).

6. Hot glue or tape your twine to the back of the frame.

Once everything dries, you can hang your adorable picture frame wreath on your door or wall!

How To: Eco-Friendly Picture Frame Wreath

How To: Eco-Friendly Picture Frame Wreath

I love this project because it’s easy to change for each season. For Christmas, you could use red and green colors and change the greeting to “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” For Easter, you can use pastels and add cute egg shapes– so many possibilities!

What would you put on your picture frame wreath? Share your ideas on our facebook wall or in the comment section below!


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About the Author

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



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