Antique Frame Fall Wreath

I love the colours of Falls in Canada!  What a gorgeous time of year and the perfect time to bring those beautiful colours inside.

I have had this antique, wooden frame kicking around for a while just waiting for its turn to be used.  It’s time finally rolled around last week when I wanted to make a Fall wreath as it was exactly what I needed for the background of the foliage.  antique_frame_being_made_into_wreathTo get the frame ready, I painted it in a beautiful, deep, red Annie Sloan Chalk Paint called Emperor’s Silk.   antqiue_frame_painted_emperors_silkOnce the frame was painted with one coat of Chalk paint, I lightly distressed it to show the gorgeous details and then gave it a coat of Annie Sloan Dark Wax to enhance the colour.  annie_sloan_dark_wax_emperors_silkTo make the wreath look perfect for Fall, I added some foliage in lovely Fall hues along with some berries and a pine cone.fall_foliage_for_wreathAll of the foliage and berries were held together with floral tape and then the end of the arrangement was wrapped with burlap ribbon.wrapping_foliage_burlap_ribbonIn order to be able to hang the wreath, I attached a wider piece of burlap ribbon.   A slit was cut in the ribbon near the frame top to attach the arrangement of foliage. attaching_foliage_through_burlap_ribbonThe foliage was then slipped through the slit.  I used a few dabs of hot glue to hold it in place. attaching_foliage_to_frameThe antique frame fall wreath turned out even better than I could have hoped!  I am completely in love with the abnormal shape that the beautiful frame adds to it.  antique_frame_fall_wreathHappy Fall!antique_frame_wreath

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  1. Gorgeous Wreath!! I love how you used the frame! Super clever idea and sure makes has all of the beautiful tones of Autumn!

    Thank you so much for sharing your sweet project over at Waste Not Wednesday Lisa!

    Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week 🙂

  2. Cute and creative idea to use the frame! Stepping out of the box a little. 🙂 Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  3. Lisa this is such a pretty wreath and very unique. I never would have thought to use a frame. Now I’ll have to go looking around for frames. And it is also very versitile, just change the middle and you have something for another season.

    1. Thanks Katherine! I am completely in love with this wreath and love the look of the old frame 🙂 Thanks for having the round up and I’m looking forward to the Christmas magazine one!

  4. What a great face-lift for an old, antique frame, Lisa. You chose a lovely color and wonderful embellishments. Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm–hope to “party” with you again soon!

  5. What a creative idea for Fall, Lisa! This is really pretty and such a great way to upcycle a frame. I too have lots of frames lying around! Hugs, CoCo

    1. Thanks Coco! I have so many frames around it’s a bit crazy 🙂 I love how this turned out and that I was able to make something a little different 🙂

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