I'm of the Alton Brown school of thought – no “unitaskers” in my life! That means everything has to have more than just one use or purpose. The shape of this wood frame from Michael's Stores really spoke to me but I could not justify buying more than one. With that decision, I set out to create a two sided wreath that I can use for at least 4 months (August & November display the FALL side and September and October diplsay the Halloween side).

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This wreath also incorporates leftover beads from other projects — creating your own beaded sprays is a great way to use 5 or 6 beads that aren't enough to create a new jewelry piece.

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Supplies:

  • Crystal Beads – Orange Black Grey
  • Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil by Clearsnap
  • Rollagraph Stamp Wheel by Clearsnap
  • ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Blackbird and Dark Brown by Clearsnap
  • Scissors by Westcott
  • Paper by My Mind's Eye and Carta Bella
  • Masking Tape by Scotch
  • Foam Paint Brush by Tulip
  • Large Bottlecap by Maya Road
  • Dies and Diecutting Machine by Sizzix
  • Felt Flowers
  • Paper Flowers
  • Wood Clothespins
  • Diecut Skulls
  • Diecut Stickers
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Wood Frame
  • Pliers
  • Silver Doily
  • Ribbon
  • Trim
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Dried Leaves
  • Jute Twine
  • Wire
  • Paper Towels

Instructions:

  1. Spray the body of the frame and several clothespins with Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil.
  2. Dry brush the back of the frame with orange acrylic paint.
  3. Apply strips of masking tape diagonally to the frame. Then paint exposed areas with white acrylic paint. Remove masking tape.
  4. Wipe any acrylic paint from the orange side of the frame with a damp paper towel.
  5. Cut pennants from burlap and create a banner — adhere across the middle of the frame, at an angle. Add clothespins to the ends of the banner.
  6. Cut a piece of 12″ x 12″ paper into three 4″ x 12″ strips.
  7. Fold at 1″ intervals, accordion style.
  8. Attach the strips together with Xyron High Tack Tape to make one long strip. Adhere the ends together to create a tube and then flatten to form a rosette.
  9. Add diecut shapes to the rosette and apply to the frame.
  10. Thread Crystal Beads in Orange, Black, and Grey onto wire. Wrap one end of the wire around a paint brush to create a coil. Slide a bead next to the coil and then repeat the process on the next seciotn of the wire, sliding 1-2 beads between each coil.
  11. Cut the wire strip into 3 pieces to make “beaded sprays”. Adhere the sprays between the flowers.
  12. On the “Fall” side of the wreath, add a large bottle cap. Then add dried leaves and twigs.
  13. Add the tangled length of jute twine to the focal area. Add a bow from trim and a ribbon bow on top.
  14. Use the Rollagraph Stamp Wheel to stamp a script design all over the frame to add texture.

I hope you enjoyed today's post! Please visit me over at http://hydrangeahippo.com/blog soon!

Jennifer Priest Jan 2012 Signature Blog NEWSLETTER

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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2 thoughts on “Double-Sided Frame Turned Wreath for Fall and Halloween

  1. Cute ideas, Jennifer! Love it! ( I always wonder what to do with these….)

    Posted on October 1, 2013 at 7:53 am