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DIY Framed Fall Wreath

Not every wreath needs to be floral or round - in fact, sometimes the most simple of designs can create the most brilliant decorative effects!

I love hunting through my craft cupboard looking for forgotten items and scraps that can be turned into a piece that captures the spirit of the season…like this framed wreath, which cost me less than $10 to create.

Using both new and old items, this decoration will be so simple to make, you can feel comfortable enlisting your little crafters to help you. And the best parts: It can go from concept to hanging in just a few hours - plus it works well both on your door or inside your home!

  • 1 wooden frame
  • 1 can of spray paint or a bottle of craft paint
  • 1 foam brush
  • 1 jar of Mod Podge (I used an antique finish)
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Hot glue gun
  • Wooden craft letters that spell FALL
  • Craft paper




Step 1: Spray paint the wooden frame along the edges to ensure that all the exposed wood is painted, and then do the same for the wooden FALL letters. Allow to dry for one hour.



Step 2: Using a ruler and a craft knife, cut the craft paper to fit along the edges of the frame. Take care to point the edges at the corner, and measure out the background to fit the interior of the frame.



Step 3: Apply the Mod Podge to the back of the craft paper that fits along the edges of the frame; secure it to the edges by pressing it down with your fingers. Then, apply the Mod Podge to the back of your background craft sheet and position it. Use your craft knife to cut away any excess craft paper that does not allow for a tight fit.



Step 4: Now apply the Mod Podge to the top of the craft paper, taking care to cover every inch of the craft paper and the edges of the wood. This will keep the effect consistent.



Step 5: Finish the wreath by using your hot glue gun to secure the letters to the top of the frame. Allow it to dry for an hour before positioning on your door or in your home.

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