Elegant orchids & a faux bois frame – is it wall art or a wreath?

Is it wall art? Or a spring wreath? I’m not really sure, but I do know that these Framed Orchids are an easy, elegant home accent made in just five steps. I stopped in at Jo-Ann Stores and Michaels yesterday, and they both have beautiful orchids in various colors, so you can easily change this up. Why not make two — one for you and one for a quick, DIY Mother’s Day gift.

So pretty, and it's a quick, five-step DIY, too. Make it for Mother's Day (or for you!). CraftsnCoffee.com.

Framed Orchids by Diane Flowers.

To make Framed Orchids, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1” x 12” x 18” or 1” x 12” x 36” sheet (the larger sheet will make two frames)
  • Faux bois (wood grain) wrapping paper
  • Orchid stems, two
  • Moss, tiny amount
  • Paper glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; sharp pencil; knippers; serrated knife; old candle or bar of soap; straight pins

To make Framed Orchids:

1. If you’re using a 1” x 12” x 36” foam sheet, cut it in half. You’ll use one 1” x 12” x 18” piece for one frame.

2. Measure and score an 8” x 14” rectangle in the center of the foam sheet. Rub the knife blade with an old candle or bar of soap. Cut the 8” x 14” rectangle from the center of the foam sheet, leaving a 12” x 18” frame with 2” sides.

How to make any size frame from a sheet of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. CraftsnCoffee.com.

Measure and mark an 8″ x 14″ rectangle in the center of your foam rectangle, and cut it out. You should have a 12″ x 18″ frame with 2″ sides.

3. Cut one 16″ x 22″ rectangle and four, 1″ x 6″ strips from wrapping paper.

4. Wrap the frame:

  • Fold each 1″ paper strip in half, and glue to the inside corners of the frame.
  • Using paper glue, attach the wrapping paper to the front of the foam frame.
  • You’ll wrap the outside edges first. Neatly fold the paper at each corner and cut away any excess paper so it lays flat.
  • Wrap the paper around the outside edges and glue to the back of the frame.
  • Use straight pins, if needed, to hold the paper in place while the glue dries.
  • Cut a 4″ x 10″ rectangle from the paper in the center of the frame.
  • Cut on the diagonal to each corner.
  • Wrap the paper to the back of the frame.
  • Let glue dry.

5. Trim the orchid stems to about 2” and insert them at angles into the inside bottom edge of the foam frame. Remove the stems, add a dab of glue to the holes, and place the stems back in the holes. Add a tiny amount of moss around the stems.

So pretty, and it's a quick, five-step DIY, too. Make it for Mother's Day (or for you!). CraftsnCoffee.com.

The faux bois paper and orchids make a very elegant combination.

When I was at Jo-Anns and Michaels earlier this week, I was shopping so that I could make my own variation on this wreath/wall art. I think you could create this project in endless ways, and I hope to share my variation on a theme next week. (Fingers crossed it turns out like what I’ve pictured in my mind – you know how that goes, right?)

So, would you call this a wreath, or wall art, or simply pretty enough to hang just about anywhere?

Happy crafting.

Sharon

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4 Responses to Elegant orchids & a faux bois frame – is it wall art or a wreath?

  1. LisaM6 says:

    I would hang it where ever the mood struck me. It is beautiful. 🙂
    Hope your wreath turns out better than you dream. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      I’m so glad you like it, Lisa. Thank you! I can’t wait to show you my version, I’m really happy with it. Some days the dream and the reality go as planned, you know? Sharon

  2. I would call this quite lovely!! LOVE how easy it is to create! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Barb, Thank you. It is an easy one (as I tested it out, I know this for sure), and can’t you see the endless ways you could make this? It has my mind churning, that’s for sure. Happy spring crafting to you, Barb. Sharon

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