personalized photo frame wreath

Time Required :
Over an hour
Difficulty Level :
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

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Step 1
Project Note:
Three of each frame are needed for this project, with the exception of the Black Clip Frame. Only one is needed. 
Step 2
Paint the craft ring using Wedding Cake craft paint. Let dry. 
Step 3
Attach the sawtooth hanger to the back of the top center of the craft ring. 
Step 4
Carefully remove the easel piece from the back of each frame. Use the pliers and, if possible, wear gloves to protect your hands from getting cut on the metal hinges as you are prying them off. Try to maintain the backing of the frame that the easels are hinged onto because you will still need these to secure the photos into the frame. 
Step 5
Lay the frames out around the wreath until you have a desired arrangement. You will need to overlap some of the frames to get them to fit around the craft ring.
 
Tip: Be sure to alternate the patterns as well as the angles so they aren't all angled in the same direction. 
 
Note: The small black clip frame should go at the top center and can hold a special note, a graduation announcement or a special photo. There are 12 frames in addition to the clip frame making it ideal to frame Kindergarten -11th grade photos and clipping on the senior photo. 
Step 6
Working one frame at a time to maintain the layout you arranged in Step 3, remove the glass from the frame and lay it on top of your photo. This is an easy way to know how to crop the photo. You can either draw a line all the way around the glass, then cut along the lines with a scissors, or you can run your craft knife around the edge of the glass to cut out the photo. Clean the glass on both sides before inserting the photo and re-assembling frame. Repeat for each frame and photo. 
Step 7
Hot glue each frame into place, one by one, leaving your layout intact as much as possible. If you feel you need to add a little extra space under a frame, you can cut up small squares of cardboard and glue them together until they are the height you need. Then glue the frame in place. 
Step 8
Cut a 12" length of jute and tie a knot in one end. Turn the wood letter over and add a bit of hot glue into the hanging hole, then carefully push the knot into it to secure it. Holding the frame upright, thread the other end of the jute through the sawtooth hanger on the back of the frame and position the letter at the length desired. Knot the jute onto the hanger. 
Step 9
Cut the white cardstock to 2"x3" and write the graduate's name and graduation year. Clip this to the black clip frame at the top of the wreath. 

Tip: Wear protective gloves when prying the easels off the back of the frames to prevent cutting yourself on the metal hinges. 
 
Step 10
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels 
 

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  • Sharpie® Ultra Fine Point Marker (sku 10338092)
  • OOK® Sawtooth Picture Hangers, Lightweight (sku 10198688)
  • Celebrate It™ Jute Twine (sku 10398003)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint, 2oz. (sku 10198273)
  • Ready To Decorate® Floral & Craft Ring (sku 10336453)
  • Vintage Wood Letter – R (sku 10410213)
  • Mini Frame, 2"x3" – White Distressed (sku 10286956)
  • Mini Frame, 2"x3" – Black Clip (sku 10393726)
  • Work Gloves (Recommended)
  • Pliers
  • Glass Cleaner
  • All Purpose Glue Sticks
  • Hammer
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Craft Knife
  • Scissors
  • Paper Towel
  • Photos
  • White/Charcoal Swirl Frame (sku 10393766)
  • Frame - Quatrefoil Black/White (sku 10393768)
  • Recollections® Smooth Cardstock, 8½"x11" – White (sku 10268544)
 
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Instructions

Step 1
Project Note:
Three of each frame are needed for this project, with the exception of the Black Clip Frame. Only one is needed. 
Step 2
Paint the craft ring using Wedding Cake craft paint. Let dry. 
Step 3
Attach the sawtooth hanger to the back of the top center of the craft ring. 
Step 4
Carefully remove the easel piece from the back of each frame. Use the pliers and, if possible, wear gloves to protect your hands from getting cut on the metal hinges as you are prying them off. Try to maintain the backing of the frame that the easels are hinged onto because you will still need these to secure the photos into the frame. 
Step 5
Lay the frames out around the wreath until you have a desired arrangement. You will need to overlap some of the frames to get them to fit around the craft ring.
 
Tip: Be sure to alternate the patterns as well as the angles so they aren't all angled in the same direction. 
 
Note: The small black clip frame should go at the top center and can hold a special note, a graduation announcement or a special photo. There are 12 frames in addition to the clip frame making it ideal to frame Kindergarten -11th grade photos and clipping on the senior photo. 
Step 6
Working one frame at a time to maintain the layout you arranged in Step 3, remove the glass from the frame and lay it on top of your photo. This is an easy way to know how to crop the photo. You can either draw a line all the way around the glass, then cut along the lines with a scissors, or you can run your craft knife around the edge of the glass to cut out the photo. Clean the glass on both sides before inserting the photo and re-assembling frame. Repeat for each frame and photo. 
Step 7
Hot glue each frame into place, one by one, leaving your layout intact as much as possible. If you feel you need to add a little extra space under a frame, you can cut up small squares of cardboard and glue them together until they are the height you need. Then glue the frame in place. 
Step 8
Cut a 12" length of jute and tie a knot in one end. Turn the wood letter over and add a bit of hot glue into the hanging hole, then carefully push the knot into it to secure it. Holding the frame upright, thread the other end of the jute through the sawtooth hanger on the back of the frame and position the letter at the length desired. Knot the jute onto the hanger. 
Step 9
Cut the white cardstock to 2"x3" and write the graduate's name and graduation year. Clip this to the black clip frame at the top of the wreath. 

Tip: Wear protective gloves when prying the easels off the back of the frames to prevent cutting yourself on the metal hinges. 
 
Step 10
Share your project photos with #MakeItWithMichaels