Bring the natural look of spring to your decor with this easy DIY framed cottage style wreath! Let me show you how to make this wreath in just a few minutes. It’s sweet, simple, and totally easy! With a DIY frame found at my local thrift store and floral items picked at my craft store, I put this “wild” framed cottage style wreath together in about 20 minutes–and you can too!
What you will need:
- Frame (glass removed). Mine is 10″ x 12″
- Scrapbook paper
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Small grapevine wreath or sticks
- Floral sticks and greenery
- Spring candle ring (3 1/2 – 4 in)
- Twine or ribbon
Getting things ready; frame first
I used a vintage frame I had, it had no backing and no glass. My frame had been painted earlier: check out my chalk painted tutorial to find out my process. You can choose a vintage frame or something newer depending on the look you want for your decor. It helps if it is a thicker style, as it frames out the wreath better.
This frame had no backing so I made my own using foam board cut to size. I found mine at my local Dollar Tree 😊. I simply measured the back frame opening and added 1/8 in on all sides to slide under the lip of the frame.
Next, the pretty backing! Choose pretty paper, burlap or fabric. I chose a french cottage style paper that was neutral as it works as a nice backdrop for your “wild” wreath and decor.
First, cut the paper to the size of your backing. Either use photo tape or Spray Stick to apply the paper to your backing. Then slide both under the lip, using a few drops of glue, and you have your frame all set for your wreath.
Pulling it together
To start, I used a four-inch spring candle ring that I found at Joann’s Fabric Store. It had a spring look with small berries that would work for this project.
Find a candle ring that is pretty simple because its easier to build on. Using the candle ring as my base, it gave me a simple shape to follow with texture.
First, break off sticks from your grapevine wreath or use some found sticks. Using a glue gun, begin tucking the sticks under and onto the ring, gluing them in a random (wild) circular pattern. I like the 3D effect of having them stick out from the frame, giving the wreath texture and dimension.
Then add your floral stems, tucking them in so their ends don’t show. I kept my sticks and floral pieces a bit wild, adjusting it as I went to get the look I wanted.
Once you like the look of your mini wreath, attach a short ribbon or twine to your wreath and tie.
Then, attach to your backing using a glue gun.
You’re done! Hang and enjoy a little spring cottage style!