How would you make this DIY spring wreath or wall art?

When I shared the Framed Orchids last week, I couldn’t wait to make this DIY wall art/spring wreath my own. Here’s how I made my Framed Flowers, along with tips to make your own Framed Flowers. First, pick a bouquet of your favorite faux flowers – violets, pansies, daffodils, gerbera daisies, whatever you like.  Then, cut out a custom frame that’s just the right size for your bouquet. I thought I’d make mine smaller, but then decided to use the same size frame as the original. I also debated between covering my frame with moss cloth or a birch bark wrapping paper, and opted for the paper. Here’s how to DIY Framed Flowers Your Way — in two hours or less!

So pretty for spring! Hang it as a wreath or as wall art.

How would you change up this design?

Once you cover your frame, you arrange your bouquet right in the frame of Styrofoam brand foam. Love this look!

I made a sweet, spring bouquet from several stems of silk flowers.

To make Framed Flowers Your Way, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 1” x 12” x 18” or 1” x 12” x 36” sheet (the larger sheet will make at least two frames)
  • Wrapping paper (I also thought about using moss cloth, so take a look at that, too. Or, how about fabric?)
  • Silk flowers, 2 – 3 stems
  • Moss & lichens, small amount
  • Faux butterfly
  • Paper glue
  • Low-temp glue gun
  • Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; sharp pencil; knippers; serrated knife; old candle or bar of soap; straight pins
Materials needed to make a beautiful, custom frame with flowers.

I chose a purple bouquet and birch bark wrapping paper for my Framed Flowers.

To make Framed Flowers Your Way:

1. Determine the size frame you’d like to use. I used a 1” x 12” x 18” size, but you can go smaller or larger, depending on the flowers you’re using. You can even make it square, if you prefer. Measure and mark your frame on the foam sheet, and cut out with the serrated knife. Rub the serrated knife blade with an old candle or bar of soap for easier cutting.

2. Measure and score 2” sides all around the inside of your foam rectangle or square, and cut out the center.

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

Once you cut out your foam square or rectangle, draw another square or rectangle inside, leaving 2″ sides all around. Cut out the inside of the frame.

3. Cut from the wrapping paper:

  • A rectangle or square the size of your foam frame, plus 2” on each side.
  • Four, 1″ x 6″ strips.
DIY your own custom, foam frame.

Add 1″ strips to each inside corner to cover any gaps that might occur when you wrap the frame.

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. If needed, use straight pins to hold the paper in place while the glue dries. (I skipped the pins and used low-temp glue on the back of the frame for a faster hold).
  • Cut a 4″ x 10″ rectangle from the paper in the center of the frame (or a size that works for your frame, leaving a good 2” to wrap to the back).
  • Cut on the diagonal to each corner.
  • Wrap the paper to the back of the frame.
  • Let glue dry.
Creating a custom picture frame. Easy tutorial.

Wrap the outside edges first, gluing the paper to the back of the frame. Then, cut on the diagonal to each corner, and wrap the inside edges.

5. Determine how you want to arrange your flower stems, and trim to about 2”. Insert the stems 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. Arrange moss and small pieces of lichen around the stems and along the edge of the frame.

6. Glue lichens and the butterfly to a corner of the frame.

Sweet details on a spring wreath.

I added a small piece of dried lichen and a butterfly in the corner.

Pretty wreath or wall art can you DIY in an evening!

From start to finish, this project took me less than two hours. Love that!

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

The faux bois paper and orchids made the original design very elegant. combination.

These are both so pretty, and it's such an easy idea. Easy to customize and make your own, too. i

One idea — two different styles. How would you make your Framed Flowers?

And there you have it, one tutorial and two different interpretations. Diane’s Framed Orchids are classic and more formal. I think they could even grace the doors of a church for a wedding, or maybe hang from the chairs for the bride and groom. My Framed Flowers have a more casual, woodland theme.

Now, how would you make your own version of the Framed Flowers Your Way?

P.S. The day after I published this post, I saw the very same inspiration flowers on my walk! Sweet coincidence. They were so pretty, so I decided to add them here. I hope your spring is blooming, too.

Spring is in bloom!

The inspiration flowers in real life.

Happy crafting.


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8 Responses to How would you make this DIY spring wreath or wall art?

  1. CraftyB says:

    Love both vignettes! I might give it a try with red flowers and a white frame!

  2. Angie Dyer says:

    Spring flowers are beautiful! Thank you for sharing a new art design!

    • Sharon says:

      I found flowers in the woods that matched these perfectly when I took my walk yesterday, Angie. I love watching the forest floor come to life, one little green shoot at a time. I snapped a photo and I wish I’d had it when I wrote the post — maybe I’ll go back and add it. Thanks so much for stopping in. Sharon

  3. You did an amazing job! This is simply stunning!! I am going to have to dig around in my Craft Room and find some flowers so I can make one of these! I have some Birch Bark that hubby found in the woods last year that I think I will use on the frame and not sure what kind of flowers I will use. I love so many different kinds that I might have to make a few to use as a grouping! TFS!

    • Sharon says:

      Aww, thank you, Barb. It was really easy to do, and don’t you just love a project that delivers so much in so little time? A grouping of these would be beautiful! You could cut your frames all different sizes to match your various bouquets and have a wall of flowers. Wouldn’t that make you smile? Happy crafting! Sharon

  4. LisaM6 says:

    Wow! love how the frame turned out. I think scrapbook paper would work too. Really like the country feel of it. 🙂

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Lisa. I was happy with it, too. Love your idea of using scrapbook papers — that offers so many different options. Endless, really. Here’s to spring! Sharon

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