Day 1 – square evergreen wreath on a picture frame

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This window setup was meant to be temporary. But one day my son stopped in his tracks, pointed and exclaimed, “I LOVE THAT!” Well, my boy doesn’t generally give a HOOT about any staging I do, so this stunned me. And made me leave it. :)

12 Days of Christmas 2013 Day 1 via Funky Junk Interiors

But I wanted a touch of Christmas attached. So here is my revised bedroom window, tweaked for Christmas. Make a square evergreen wreath on a picture frame and you’ll have this look instantly too!

I was inspired by Shanty 2 Chic’s own version of a rectangle wreath made from garland. Check it out, it’s beautiful!

How to make a square evergreen wreath

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You will need:

strong string

an empty picture frame

scissors

evergreen branches

 

1. Start off with a frame of choice. Black was just a bonus, so the wood didn’t peek through.

2. Collect evergreen branches of your choice.

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3. Lay the evergreen branches against the frame, with additional branches covering the front, then the sides so the frame totally disappears.

4. Wrap string tightly around the evergreen branches and frame as you work around the entire frame.

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Trimming evergreen branches / How to make a square evergreen wreath on a picture frame. So easy!  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

5. Trim evergreen branches with scissors to suit. Work the branches a little as well to cover the string.

Trimming evergreen branches square / How to make a square evergreen wreath on a picture frame. So easy!  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

 Using green or transparent string would have had it disappearing moreso. 

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You may need to tweak a few branches and do a little more trimming once hung. But… it worked!

Creating an evergreen spray / How to make a square evergreen wreath on a picture frame. So easy!  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/
Being that I desired to dress up another frame a little differently on the same window sill, a small evergreen and pinecone spray was created by wiring them together with floral wire.

Evergreen spray with floral wire / How to make a square evergreen wreath on a picture frame. So easy!  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Brown string was used to attach the spray to the top of the frame. (I got smarter as I went along…)

Evergreen spray with pinecone / How to make a square evergreen wreath on a picture frame. So easy!  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Square evergreen wreath / How to make a square evergreen wreath on a picture frame. So easy!  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/
grapevine twig and pinecone garland / How to make a square evergreen wreath on a picture frame. So easy!  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

How to make the grapevine / pinecone twig garland is HERE.

Windowsill decor with empty frames and garland / How to make a square evergreen wreath on a picture frame. So easy!  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

The bedroom window before…

Evergreen square wreath / How to make a square evergreen wreath on a picture frame. So easy!  via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

And after! Naturally, you can choose to dress up the evergreen frame wreath any way you wish. But with all the frames in the window and twig garland going on, simple made it just enough. She’s so cute!

And the frame isn’t half bad either…

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 Remodelaholic’s Garland

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Songbird’s Advent Wreath

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Shanty 2 Chic’s Blanket Ladder

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Thistlewood Farms’ Chalkboard Advent Calendar

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 Inspired by Charm’s DIY Scallop Ornaments 

Official 12 Days of Christmas Pinterest board of everyone

See you tomorrow for Day 2!

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    • Not a dumb question at all! I did my mantel last year and it lasted nearly a month! The greens turned slightly darker and wilted a little so I just added some fresh to top it up and used snow spray. Guess we’ll see what happens with the frame… I have no idea! haha

      Such is the life of an inventor, huh? :)