Friday, April 05, 2013

Frame Memory Wreath

Recently a pal at work told me she was trying to think of a thoughtful gift for her mom-who likes  frames.  Little frames.  I remembered a wreath I had seen awhile back at Infarrantly that I wanted to try out-and I got to work.  
I found some colorful little picture frames on sale at Michaels.  They are usually a dollar (though they often have 20 percent off your whole purchase, or teachers get a discount on regularly priced merchandise), but I just so happened to find these in the clearance bin for 20 cents each!  Steal!  I spent 5 bucks on 19 frames (every one they had).  
 I wanted them to be silver, though the colors are fun, and so I just covered up the front with a little painters tape (normally I would have pulled out the glass, but these are more of a plastic film (better for traveling anyway)...
 I sprayed them down with some silver spray.
 I also have a lovely rectangle of silver on my back patio to commemorate the occasion....
I added a burlap ribbon to a 14 inch grapevine wreath.....burlap and I go way back...
 I added a piece of wire to the back of each frame....
...pulled both ends of the wire through the grapevine and twisted...
I started placing them on the wreath, and then piling them up...Gretchen also printed all the pictures for me (special people in her Mom's life)-we went with black and white-just a little more fun....
 Ta da!

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4 comments:

Navy Wifey Peters @ USS Crafty said...

Gorgeous wreath! Great way to display pictures! Love it! I'm pinning this wonderful wreath!

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday
http://usscrafty.blogspot.com/2013/04/submarine-sunday-26.html

Traci Creel said...

This is a great idea and I don't even like wreaths. I have 24 of those frames hanging around from a project that didn't work. Thanks so much for sharing this idea.
Traci

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Beautifully done! I've been planning a wreath like this for awhile and have collected dozens of different mini frames. You totally scored on that sale! Well done.

Alena said...

Bezva nápad. už vím jak ho využiji.