Posts tagged ‘frame wreath’

May 29, 2013

summer stripes

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Step 1:  rescue boring, sad, lonely, $1 oak frame from thrift store

Step 2:  paint it with Martha Stewart’s Multi-Surface High Gloss “POND” 32087

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Step 3:  choose a stripe plan & tape off (my plan = random).  It might look like a hot mess…

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Step 4:  paint selected stripes “SURF” 32088

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Step 5:  remove tape & touch-up

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“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”  ~ James Dent

December 1, 2012

ornament wreath

Classy!

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Thrift store frame $1 & mini glass ornaments $2:

ornament wreath

  • paint frame with metallic paint (Folk Art 580 Taupe & 675 Champagne)
  • arrange & decide ornament placement – use 3M super strength adhesive (follow package directions) to glue in place one by one

(side note:  hot glue works….however, if the wreath is in between a south-facing front door & storm door….the heat generated may re-melt the glue…& leave the cute ornaments in a big, broken, gluey heap on the floor)

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  • attach wide velvet loop with thumb tacks on backside, hang on wreath holder
  • make a pretty bow & tape or pin in place

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Let the Christmas Season begin!

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“My precept to all who build is, that the owner should be an ornament to the house, & not the house to the owner”  ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

November 5, 2012

corn door

A cute candy corn freath:

The $3 thrift store frame before:

  • paint one coat primer
  • paint upper white & lower yellow colors
  • use painter’s tape for orange color boundaries
  • remove tape & touch-up

“People always ask me, ‘Were you funny as a child?’  Well, no, I was an accountant.”  ~ Ellen DeGeneres

May 25, 2012

flag freath

Looking for a simple, easy, red-white-&-blue wreath?

  • wreath form – foam circle or a frame
  • crepe paper
  • tape

Secure the crepe paper to the back of the frame with tape & wrap around as desired.  Turning at the corners required a couple separate pieces.

A simple painted cookie cutter star, hung with elastic jewelry thread, finishes the piece.

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.  It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.”  ~ Arthur Ashe

April 16, 2012

message wreath

A little welcome greeting…

$3 thrift shop frame, originally stained wood color.  Below, primed with Gliddon’s Gripper:

Next, two coats of Behr’s glossy Cottage White, followed by distressing on some edges.

Thanks to hubbie for cutting 2 1/2 inch chalkboard squares (material left-over from previous projects).  Originally, 5 squares were planned to be used…but they took more space than predicted…  so much for “hello”…

Less is more, right?  Loose leaf rings hold the squares in a dangly row:

A narrow ribbon secures the message within the frame.

Maybe we’ll go with “BOO” in October…”love” in February…or use text lingo any time of year…

February 14, 2012

valentine freath

I think I’m in love.

With a glossy enamel paint.

Let’s give it up for the DAV Thrift Store where I found the $1.98 frame:

Prime first, then coat with 3-4 layers of glossy enamel.  Easy fun!  Until today, nothing had been in the center of the frame.  Today, the center holds an off white vinyl heart hung with a paper clip.  The simple frame alone works, too, for a contemporary, minimal look.  With Razzle Berry gloss, who needs anything else?

 

“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.”  ~ Thomas Carlyle

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