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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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DIY Floral Frames

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jul 21, 2016 2:32:31 PM

Floral Picture FrameEveryone is a photographer these days. And why not? Cell phones make it so easy to snap shots anywhere we go and at any occasion. But, the problem with cell phone photos, and even pictures taken with a digital camera, is no one ever prints them! They stay on your phone, or maybe you’ll download them onto your computer and then they sit in a file for eternity.

One of the first pieces of advice I received in a photography class was, “get your pictures printed!” No one sees them on your computer and a small phone doesn’t do them any justice. Of course, really great pics need to be displayed.

Goodwill is a fabulous source for picture frames in every shape, size and style. Don’t settle for “as is” frames—customize them to fit your style and décor.

Someone used this 5x7 frame for a DIY project. I chose it because it had a flat front. I lightly sanded the glitter finish off, then spray painted it white.

I also found miscellaneous silk flower stems at Goodwill. Don’t worry about color; choose blossoms and buds in at least three sizes and variety. Then pick a spray paint that coordinates with your home’s décor. It’s a great gift idea, too. Paint it to match the recipients color scheme. To get full coverage on the flowers, lightly spray several coats.

After all the paint has dried, lay out the flowers on the frame working on opposite corners. Once you get an arrangement you like, start gluing them in place.  I used a hot glue gun because it dries fast, but craft glue will work, too.

That’s it! You could glue flowers on all sides of the frame. Or, just at the bottom or the top. Paint flowers in different shades of the same color for an ombre-effect. The possibilities are limitless!

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  • Floral picture frame

    Goodwill is a fabulous source for picture frames in every shape, size and style. Don’t settle for “as is” frames—customize them to fit your style and décor.

  • Floral picture frame

    Someone used this 5x7 frame for a DIY project. I chose it because it had a flat front. I lightly sanded the glitter finish off, then spray painted it white.

  • Floral picture frame
    I also found miscellaneous silk flower stems at Goodwill. Don’t worry about color; choose blossoms and buds in at least three sizes and variety.
  • Floral picture frame
    Then pick a spray paint that coordinates with your home’s décor. It’s a great gift idea, too. Paint it to match the recipients color scheme. To get full coverage on the flowers, lightly spray several coats.
  • Floral picture frame
    After all the paint has dried, lay out the flowers on the frame working on opposite corners. Once you get an arrangement you like, start gluing them in place.  I used a hot glue gun because it dries fast, but craft glue will work, too.