I love square wreaths! Do you? Have you bought one? I’ve stood in HobLob’s wreath section eyeing the square wreaths several times. But, I’ve never found one that screamed “just right”!
The size I’ve seen looks a little small for our front door with the large, clear window. I believe I’ve found a way to achieve the same thing without an actual wreath. Actually, others found it. Pictures of these are all over Pinterest!
Last September, when PAM and HBD (Painter Artist Mom and Handy Builder Dad) and I were Itching to Look at Other People’s Stuff, I found an old frame that didn’t make it into my post pictures. The cost was more than I wanted to spend for the frame, but the owner wouldn’t budge. Just my luck!
Oh, well, forget frugality. I bought it anyway!
I had no idea specifically what I would do with the frame. It leaned against a wall in my Project Studio while waiting for inspiration to strike.
Early last week, I brought the frame downstairs on a whim, along with a few winter accessories.
All items are hanging from strands of twine – still there from decorating the ladder two Christmases ago (Our Old Ladder Christmas). I hung the frame on the wreath hook and draped the other items by their twine strands. Easy-peasy, and it took less than five minutes!
Can you see why I didn’t pass on this frame, even with the price disadvantage? Isn’t it aged to the point of deliciousness?
The various textures of the collected items work great together. Although, there is a problem. You might look at this wreath and think I forgot to remove my Christmas wreath from the front door after Christmas. I get that.
A frame of a different color would take the Christmasy away. My goal is to inspire YOU to create the home YOU love to live in. So, YOU go for it in creating your own version of a square wreath with an old frame of your own. I’m sure it’ll be fabulous – and maybe not so much red and green.
PAM offered to loan me HBD’s old pair of childhood ice skates she has in her nostalgia room. Why didn’t I run to the car with them right away? They’re aged into a dingy blue and would be perfect with this green frame. Next visit, I’m borrowing those skates! 🙂
A bonus with this “wreath” is that it looks good from inside the house.
Don’t you love quick and easy solutions?