Hey girl, hey! This craft is made with almost all Dollar Tree supplies, and it looks so cheerful! The blue, yellow and green together are just so pretty! And can you believe this window was made with picture frames?
Here are the supplies I used:
Dollar Tree: craft sticks, lime floral bundles, 5 X 3 1/2 picture frames, metal wreath ring
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: Hey Soldier, Liquid Sunshine
Amazon: Sanding Sponge (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Walmart: Apple Barrel Pale Daffodil paint
Let’s make it!
Y’all! Be sure to paint your frames FIRST! I realized (too late!) that I should have removed the glass and painted those frames. Ugh!
I like to make all the mistakes so y’all don’t have to! LOL! Anyway… As you can see in this picture, the glass panels are all glued in!
The good news is that I have my favorite blue to make me smile while I try to avoid getting paint on the glass. You know, you know…..it’s the little things, right? Oh! And THIS Debi’s Design Diary paint gives great coverage! It only took one coat.
So here I am carefully painting these frames!
Assuming you have already painted YOUR frames, here’s how you would want to be sure the glass will stay in: just run a line of hot glue all along the inside where the glass and frame meet.
BUT just in case you make the same mistake, use a piece of paper to protect the glass from the paint. One of our friends suggested it and it works great!
Dry with a heat tool or set aside to dry while you make your wreath.
Once dry, I sanded down the frames just a little, then glued them together with hot glue and E6000.
I added craft sticks to the back for extra security, y’all.
Then I painted over the areas on the front where some of the glue was showing. I set it aside to dry so I could start working on the lemons.
My Dollar Tree didn’t have lemons, but they did have limes with greenery. I decided to paint them yellow and “make” my own lemons! I used Debi’s Design Diary Liquid Sunshine for the first coat, and it’s pretty bright, so I painted over it with a coat of Apple Barrel Pale Daffodil.
You can pluck those limes off the stems and put them right back again once the paint is dry.
Here’s the finished wreath! In the video above, you’ll see that I worked with a few ideas and then used floral wire (I didn’t have any floral tape) and also hot glued the lemons into place .
I decided to use this wide ribbon for a hanger.
Those metal label tabs will look just fine hot glued on. I don’t think I’ll put the screws back in them.
And here it is, y’all! I just love how this came together. And to think it started out with photo frames and a bunch of limes!
And here’s how she looks on a shelf! So pretty!
What crafts are you working on? Let me know in the comments! I read and appreciate each one.
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