Taking a regular picture frame and turning it into something spectacular – and beautiful – is as easy as covering it in faux floral blooms and petals. With a few simple supplies and a bit of creativity, this is a great project that will turn the ordinary into the extraordinary in only a few simple steps.
- Photo frame
- Faux flowers, stems, or leaves
- Hot glue gun and extra sticks
- Craft scissors
Gather up your supplies. Choose a photo frame of any size – one with a wide, flat frame will be best for using larger blooms or petals, but it will also require more flowers to cover the entire area. The selection of flowers is also dependent on the look you’re going for – choose a specific set of colors, or simply pick your favorite type of flower; the choice is yours
Preheat the glue gun, and begin pulling the flowers apart. You want to work with only the petals, so make sure to remove the plastic centers and only use the soft portions of each flower. Once you’ve got a pile of petals to use, choose a corner and begin gluing.
Using a small dot of glue in the center of each set of petals, press them down onto the frame, being sure to secure it completely. Placing the flowers close together will give the blooms a “fluffy” look, making the petals seem to spring forth from the frame itself. Be very careful not to get excess glue onto the petals, as this can weigh them down and interrupt the flow of the flowers.
Work your way around the frame, but do not over think the placement of the flowers. It should look natural – like a flowing field of flowers, and concentrating on exact placement can be frustrating – it could ruin the intended look, especially if this is the first time you’ve attempted a craft of this nature. Another thing to be aware of is that the glue can easily burn fingers, so take care when pressing the centers of the flowers to the frame.
You may want to insert a few of the leaves from the stems into the design, giving it an even more complete look and feel, and adding a bit of greenery into the mix.
After finishing with the flowers, let the piece completely dry and cool for a few hours before use. This is a fun project that can be redone many times – and has many different outcomes. After you’ve gotten the hang of the process, there are many fun alternative designs you can do – shapes, patterns, holiday themed frames with specific plants or flowers… the choices are almost endless.