Summer Frame Wreath Tutorial

Guess what?!
I FINALLY made something!!

You want to see it?!
Here ya go…

I’ve been seeing so many fun projects out there using frames so I thought why not jump on the bandwagon. I needed something for our front door since all my wreaths went into storage so I thought this would be a good chance to make something with a frame.

So I went off to Goodwill and found this frame.
I liked that the frame had a little shape to it. Had to laugh at the photo- an outhouse! lol
Who would have had this in their house?!

But I bought it and then decided I wanted it yellow.
So yellow it become.

I spray painted it Hubbell House Golden Maize from Valspar.

And then it sat… for 2 1/2 weeks.
I just wasn’t sure how I wanted it decorated.
I thought about flowers like this.
I thought about pinwheels like this one.

But thought I’d do something new.

So I went off to Michael’s and bought some fun summery ribbon.
Then came home and made some ribbon medallions.
To learn how to make them check out my Medallion Wreath Tutorial.

Once those were complete, I decided I wanted a little bunting banner.
So out came the scrapbook paper, sticky adhesive, string, and alphabet stickers to create a no sew banner.

Here’s how I created it.
Decide how large you want each pennant.
I wanted them to 1 1/2 inches wide.
Draw a line the length of the width.

Then, mark the center point.

From the center point, measure 1 1/2 inches in each direction .

Connect all points.
It will look like a kite.

Cut out and fold along the center line.

Then trim the edges so they are even.

To create the banner, add adhesive to one flap of the pennant. Keep pennant open and place the string in the crease of the pennant. Fold over the flaps so they stick together. Continue until all the pennants are attached to the string.

I then used scrapbook stickers to spell out Welcome.

And just tied the string around the frame.

Back to the Medallions.
I played around with placement of the medallions and when I was happy, I just hot glued them onto the frame.
I placed two in the upper left corner.

Then glued the rest along the bottom.

For the one that is in the corner of the frame, I just place a small piece of cardboard on the back of the frame and hot glued the medallion to it.

Tied a ribbon on the top to use for hanging and its done!
I love how it came out!

I tried to match the colors of the ribbon to our welcome mat.

And here it is on our front door.

Since we are on the ground floor of our apartment complex and the rear apartment, our door is out of the elements so I don’t have to worry about the paper bunting getting messed up.

I think it looks pretty good with our welcome mat!

Hope you like it because I love it! 🙂

I’ll be linking up to some of these parties.

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  • Suzy @ Joy Is At Home
    July 7, 2011 at 1:02 am

    so cute! I love it!! I have a frame painted right now waiting to be turned into a door hanging, but now after seeing yours I kind of want to repaint it yellow!! love it! and the yellow color is perf!

  • Kristin
    July 7, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Very cute! Do you have a tutorial on making the ribbon rosettes?

  • Jennifer
    July 7, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Super cute! Love the colors!

  • Haven
    July 7, 2011 at 1:20 am

    What a cute idea! I love all the bright and cheery colors!

  • southernscraps
    July 7, 2011 at 1:28 am

    I love the bright colors and it matches the mat so well!

  • Katie
    July 7, 2011 at 1:30 am

    That is so cute Allison!! I bet your neighbors are envious of your glamorous door! 😉 I love the yellow frame!

  • Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked
    July 7, 2011 at 1:35 am

    I love everything about this! Gorgeous colors and I'm obsessed with the bunting and medallions! You did a fabulous job!!!!

  • Christy
    July 7, 2011 at 1:52 am

    What a fantastic project! I love it!

  • Jenn
    July 7, 2011 at 2:01 am

    What fabulous colors! It looks amazing on your front door! 🙂

  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    July 7, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Allison! MAJOR comeback with the crafting! Seriously, this is stunning. Great find with the frame! (Maybe it hung *in* an outhouse? lol!) And thanks for the link to your flower tute. I missed it before! Pinning! 🙂

  • Em {Emerging Em}
    July 7, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Very cute! 🙂

  • Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things
    July 7, 2011 at 2:14 am

    It looks fabulous! I love the colors your choose. I am pinning this on Pinterest because I need to make me one of these some day.

  • Candice
    July 7, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Very cute! I love how the wreath matches your rug! I need a new wreath and you have inspired me to make one from a frame!

  • Tina
    July 7, 2011 at 2:19 am

    This is so awesome!

  • Jen @ Bungalov
    July 7, 2011 at 2:55 am

    Such a cute idea. Love the bright colors and it looks lovely on your door. Very inviting for guests!

  • Megan
    July 7, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Hi Allison!

    I'm your newest follower from over @ coffeyhouse-

    I've been bloghopping all night and trying to find inspiration for a crafting 'party' with a friend of mine tomorrow- your welcome frame definitely inspired me! Thank you!

    Look forward to following you. 🙂


  • La-Dee-da crafter
    July 7, 2011 at 3:13 am

    This is perfect! And the welcome mat is so cheerful. I love everything about this.

  • Alison@Oopsey Daisy
    July 7, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Okay, you are seriously amazing!! Love this frame and the little pennants! Great idea!

  • RMC
    July 7, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Oh I love this! The colors are so bright and happy…and I love that you left the frame open. Gorgeous!

    Found you from the Crafty Soiree!

  • Creative Raisins
    July 7, 2011 at 5:28 am

    This is fantastic, I love the fun bright colors you used.

  • andie jaye
    July 7, 2011 at 5:54 am

    this is so fun and summery! love love love the colors!

    i would love it if you linked this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party (open until friday)

  • Leslie
    July 7, 2011 at 6:28 am

    OK so I am seriously in LOVE with this!!!! It is so so CUTE!!!! I have been trying to figure out how I wanted to decorate my frame for my door and know my problem is solved! I am so copying this FABULOUS idea! Thanks for linking up to Hoo are you and I will definitely be featuring this next week.

  • Laina @ Vibrant Serenity
    July 7, 2011 at 7:26 am

    This is awesome! I must make one! I was blog hopping looking for decor ideas, and found you. I'm your newest follower from Vibrant Serenity.

  • Life-n-Reflection
    July 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    This is so cute, I love your ribbon flowers!

  • Rachel @ Pleased as Punch
    July 7, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I love it, love it, love it!!! I have a TON of frames sitting in my basement. I may just get ambitious enough to make one of these for myself! I'm totally pinning this, btw. 🙂

  • Michelle @ Dream Home DIY
    July 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    BEAUFITUL. Like Im 100% in love with this….and it matches your door and mat perfectly.

    PS- Im pretty certain I trifted that frames twin a few weeks back.

  • btanders
    July 7, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Very cute! I LOVE the colors!

  • Mel the Crafty Scientist
    July 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I'm crazy impressed you're already back to making things and I wanted you to know I clicked on the thumbnail from a linky party (can't remember which one – oops!) before I even knew it was yours because I liked it so much! Love that it's a frame and the colors look awesome together – LOVE the red door! So cute! : )

  • Jenn @ Frugal Upstate
    July 7, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    The colors are so fun, and it goes so well with your doormat. I just love it!

  • Ashley
    July 7, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    aw so darling!!! i love it:) the colors are perfect!!

  • Tonii
    July 7, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous!! I can't wait to check out your tutorial and make some of those adorable medallions for myself! I am your newest follower, feel free to stop by Blue Skies Ahead anytime! 🙂

  • WeKnowStuff
    July 7, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I can't believe it's the same frame. The yellow you picked really makes it pop off your red door. Love it!! Thanks for the cardboard behind the frame trick. It really adds a nice depth to the flowers!

  • Patrice
    July 8, 2011 at 12:26 am

    I love, love this! How bright and colorful, and WHAT a transformation with that frame. I'll be featuring your frame on Lemon Tree Creations, thanks for linking up!

  • Jen-CraftOManiac
    July 8, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Love it Allison so Summery and cute, WELL DONE!! winks-jen

  • Jennifer Dawn
    July 8, 2011 at 3:04 am

    This is SO cute! I love how great it looks with your bright, cheery red door. Great job!

  • Meg
    July 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Perfect for summer! I love the bright and happy colors you picked. The cardboard behind the flowers-duh-is genius! I never would have thought of that. Where did you get your welcome mat?? Love it! Great job. And THANK YOU for linking up again! You're a great participant!

  • Leanne
    July 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I love this wreath. The colors are so fun! Thanks for linking to the Home Decor & Organizing Link Party. I'm featuring this on my FB fan page.

  • Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper
    July 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    This looks awesome! I love taking an old frame and making such a great wreath.

  • Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage
    July 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm


    This is amazing!! I love frames turned wreaths! And yours is gorg!!


  • Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants
    July 9, 2011 at 4:00 am

    Adorable, love love the colors!!!

  • Molly
    July 9, 2011 at 4:13 am

    I love the color coordination! Way to go 🙂

  • Laura@Corner House
    July 9, 2011 at 5:26 am

    I love it. I featured it on my blog tonight.

  • Lauren {whimsy lane}
    July 9, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Adorable! And I love your red door too! Fabulous!

  • The Answer Is Chocolate
    July 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Oh Allison this is so pretty! It goes perfectly with your mat and is so bright and welcoming! Thanks for linking up to this week's BFF Open House!

  • Kim-A Creative Spirit
    July 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Found you over on Tatertots and Jello and now a follower. LOVE THIS IDEA…. I have several frames that I took the prints out of (none NEAR as bad as an outhouse) and have primed them and wasn't sure WHERE I was going to put all of them, but I now know… thanks for the GREAT idea.

  • Christina
    July 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I love it!!

  • Katie
    July 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    I love this! Thanks for the inspiration! I used the pennant idea on my wreath this morning!

  • Amanda @ Serenity Now
    July 9, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    A lovely project, Allison. 🙂 I Featured it today in my Highlighted Links post. Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party (and for linking back!). 🙂

  • Simply Domestic
    July 9, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    What a great project! Super cute! I'm new to your blog. So glad I found you!

  • Janet
    July 10, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I love your wreath, especially the fun summer colors and the shape! Very cute!

  • Michelle {Daydream Believers}
    July 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Oh how I love this! SO adorable! 🙂 Perfect for summer!

  • Jenn
    July 10, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    This is soooo cute, I have to try it! I found you over at Sisters of the Wild West, now I'm your newest follower! I love that you're a military family, I'm Army sister! 🙂

  • mustangkayla
    July 10, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    This is fantastic! Love it!

  • Modern Frills
    July 10, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    LOVE what you did with this frame … so colorful!

  • Jill
    July 10, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    YOur frame wreath looks fabulous! and how well it matches your welcome mat! Great job!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  • Kristol Faucheux
    July 10, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Allison, I LOVE this wreath!! Love, Love, Love the colors!! Hope you've been doing well.

  • Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    July 11, 2011 at 1:28 am

    What an adorable wreath!

  • Allison Shops
    July 11, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Too cute! I love the shape of the frame. DD2 used one just like it in the nursery I linked to Met Monday today. Hope you'll come see!


  • Leslie
    July 11, 2011 at 3:47 am

    To quote my daughter….So pretty!

  • Carissa
    July 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    What a great wreath. I love the bright colors and the airy feel. I've pinned you to my awesome ideas for Wreaths pinboard.

    I found you through the Naptime Crafters link party and am your newest follower. Come check me out, too, if you're interested @ Carissa's Creativity Space

  • Sabrina
    July 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I love the colors you used to make this. It is so bright and cheery and I will be trying your flowers soon with some of my new fabric. I would love for you to check out my new blog:

  • The Answer Is Chocolate
    July 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my BFF Open House Wrap Up! Feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like!

  • Beth
    July 12, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Oh, so cute! What a great idea and very summery. Thanks for sharing.

  • PattieJ
    July 12, 2011 at 3:22 am

    That is ADORABLE!!!

  • The Full Circle Gardener
    July 12, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Very bright and summery! 🙂

  • Kirsten @ Mushki Loves
    July 12, 2011 at 4:44 am

    Happy Colors! I LOVE this! I am a follower! I would love it if you would stop by and follow back!

    Thanks! Kirsten

  • Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust
    July 12, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Wow, this is so adorable. Love your color choices too!

    Warmly, Michelle

  • Anonymous
    July 12, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I am so in love with that cute frame and the yellow you picked! So cute!

  • SweetSugarBelle
    July 12, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Found you via skip to my lou! GORGEOUS!!!

  • Carolyn
    July 12, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I love your ribbon medallions, they look so good. Thanks for the post.

  • Georgina xxx
    July 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Hey, I thought this was so lovely that I would post it on ,y blog:

  • The Tootsie Wootsie
    July 13, 2011 at 8:51 am

    now THIS is freaking cute!!!

  • Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts
    July 13, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – I featured you today!! – – Mandy,

  • cookieandclaire
    July 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Congrats on being featured at Night Owl Crafting. I love this frame idea. Wouldn't a Christmas one be cute too?! You've got my wheels turning! I am a new follower and would love a "follow back" if you have a chance!
    Have a great day!
    Cookie and Claire

  • Auburn
    July 13, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I love this–it's happiness in a frame!
    I've been looking for a color for a lamp that I'm planning to redo, and I think that beautiful yellow is just what I need!
    Love it all!

    Found you via Sugar and Dots What I Whipped Up Wednesday.

  • Auburn
    July 13, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I love this–it's happiness in a frame!
    I've been looking for a color for a lamp that I'm planning to redo, and I think that beautiful yellow is just what I need!
    Love it all!

    Found you via Sugar and Dots What I Whipped Up Wednesday.

  • Johnnie
    July 14, 2011 at 10:51 am

    This is so cool! Stopping by to invite you to link up to Thrifty Thursdays. Blessings!


  • Anonymous
    July 14, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Really cute! I love it!
    Visiting from TCB

  • Anonymous
    July 15, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    What a cute, fresh, summery greeting! Matches your welcome mat perfectly! Thanks for showing and sharing!

    Am visiting via one of the hops – nice to meet you!

    Am your NEWEST Follower, too! :o)

    Happy Weekend

  • Beverly @
    July 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Allison – I just loved your frame wreath!!! I featured it today in my Crush of the Week post!

  • Maysem
    July 17, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Super cute! Love the colors!

  • Vixen
    July 29, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    This is truly gorgeous! I'm in LOVE with the colors and brightness of it! Wonderful job. I posted this on my blog today:

  • Kitty
    July 31, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Just featured you today!!!
    Check it out!
    Love this project!!

  • milliemorganmedia
    December 31, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Wow, this is so cute! I love the color choice! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower and I think your blog is cute. I would appreciate it if you came to my blog and followed me too!

  • Claire
    January 5, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Love the pop of color-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!!

  • Papercutz
    June 22, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration! I linked up your pages & created a frame on my blog! Check it out!