Using a Picture Frame to Create a "Wreath" for Your Door


I wanted to do something a little different for my front door for the Independence Day and came up with this fun Fourth of July DIY Wreath. I am using the term "wreath" loosely here. I spotted this fabric on sale at JoAnn and decided it would go perfect with my Ikea UNG DRILL frame.
using a picture frame to create a wreath for your door, crafts, doors, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
I began with an Ikea Ung Drill frame. This is a plastic frame that comes with glass, but I have taken the glass off of the frame to use it in a number of different ways. My frame came in black, I spray painted it gold.
using a picture frame to create a wreath for your door, crafts, doors, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
I spotted this vintage looking patriotic fabric at JoAnn and knew this would be perfect for the look I was going for.
using a picture frame to create a wreath for your door, crafts, doors, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
I propped my frame up on a chair where I could access both sides of it and began by gathering the fabric into a little pouf and tying it onto the frame. I used a non-descript ribbon that would blend in with the fabric if it was seen.
using a picture frame to create a wreath for your door, crafts, doors, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
I only wanted to use ribbon and wire to attach things to the frame so that the frame could be used again for other uses.
using a picture frame to create a wreath for your door, crafts, doors, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
Repeat the process, tying the fabric in poufs so that it drapes in a way that is attractive to you. I ended up tying mine in just 3 places so the fabric draped down one side of the frame.
using a picture frame to create a wreath for your door, crafts, doors, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
The next step was to add some American flags at the spots where the fabric was gathered. I used wire to attach the flags.
using a picture frame to create a wreath for your door, crafts, doors, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
using a picture frame to create a wreath for your door, crafts, doors, repurposing upcycling, wreaths
There you have it, a vintage looking door decoration for the Fourth of July.

Suggested materials:

  • Fabric 1 and 1/2 Yards  (JoAnn)
  • Frame  (Ikea)
Celebrate & Decorate (Chloe Crabtree)

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  • Megs
    on Jul 13, 2017

    Unique, creative and refreshing take on a front door wreath! THANK YOU!!!

  • Lovesunique
    7 days ago

    Ok, you have given me hope for the antique frame that contained my grandmother's picture. The frame had the kind of glass that "bumps" out and in a terrible accident I broke it. I don't think Grandma B would mind if I made a wreath from her frame and placed her picture elsewhere. Thank you for inspiring me!

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