DIY: Picture Perfect Wreath

This wreath cost me about $2.65 to make, and required practically NO time or particular skill.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, too! (Though wish I had something cooler to hang in the middle of it. Oh well. Maybe you do.)

DIY Picture Perfect Wreath

What you need:

  1. Empty picture frame - 65 cents at Goodwill
  2. A garland - $1 at the DollarTree
  3. A pack of paper pumpkin doilies (or substitute something cooler) - $1 at the DollarTree 
  4. Some wire, twine or string - you probably have some laying around
  5. I also dismantled a wreath I had made last year and used the garlands and accent picks (the gourds in the lower left corner) off of it. -- Free! (well, I think it all cost about $3 last year.)
Do it!
  1. Wind the garland around the picture frame. I started with the center of the garland in the lower left corner and wound up and right because I wanted to leave some of the wood exposed in the other corner. If you have multiple garlands, start with the fullest, and layer the others over the top.
  2. Secure the garlands with string, wire, or twine. Fluff the leaves.
  3. Use your twine, wire, or string to hang a paper doily in the center of the frame. I drew a jack-o-lantern face on it with a Sharpie, but you could leave yours plain or write, "Welcome," or something.
  4. Or you could hang something cooler in the middle of it. Or leave it empty!

It took about ten minutes, all told. And that includes dismantling last year's wreath and all of the crazy overkill wire I had on it!

I'll admit, the paper doily is a little cheesy. If you make this and find a better idea, please share a picture at Finely Ground's Facebook page! I look forward to seeing what you come up with. :)

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Mariel said…
Nice and simple. I love it! I would love to have you stop by 'Or so she says...' today and share some of your great ideas with my readers! The 'Your Great Idea' link party runs every Sat through Tuesday. Hope to see you there!
Marissa Deen said…
Thanks so much Mariel. :) I've subscribed to your charming blog and linked up at this week's party. Hope you're having a great weekend!
Surabhi said…
So simple and exactly what I had in mind for my bunch of fall leaves from dollar store..which I got 5 years back...Thanks for the inspiration..Found you at great idea linky party...your newest follower now..

Surabhi @
Marissa Deen said…
Thanks so much, Surabhi! :) I'll be sure to check out your blog, too.
Monica said…
I LOVE this wreath! I tried to come up with a 'picture frame wreath' for Halloween but my mind wandered in a different direction. After seeing how cute this is, I am now thinking of how to make one for Christmas! Going to start following your blog :)
What a cute wreath! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Six Sisters' Stuff. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Marissa Deen said…
Thanks, Kathryn! :) I'll check it out!
Marissa Deen said…
Thanks so much, Monica. :) I'll check out your blog, too!
Jill said…
Very cool - and I love your budget for this project!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
Katie Drane said…
I'm so glad that I'm following you! Love your wreath!

Marissa Deen said…
Hey, thanks Katie! :) I've followed your blog as well.
Six Sisters said…
We are so glad that you linked up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday with this darling wreath!! Absolutely adorable. We hope you'll be back to share more great ideas! Thanks again for coming! -The Six Sisters
Marissa Deen said…
Thanks for visiting! :)
Mariel said…
Thanks for sharing this on 'Or so she says...' at last week's link party! I would love to have you add the party to your list and stop back to share more of your great ideas. There's actually a party going on right now (it's every Saturday through Tuesday.) Thanks a bunch! ~ Mariel