This spring-almost-summer I’m all about the asymmetrical DIY.

I don’t know why.

It’s like I just went all high-fashion with a one-shouldered ball gown.

There’s just something about everything being slightly off-kilter that makes me smile….

….and totally relate. 🙂

Here’s a fun-easy-simple-under-thirty-minutes-inexpensive-trash-to-treasure project.

A floral picture frame wreath.

The entire project started with a frame.

A frame that had seen better days.

A frame that came from an old yard sale years ago and sat around for a decade looking for a project.

A frame like this one.

This frame is over-sized, but I think the project would work so with a smaller frame if you want to make a wreath for the front door.

I started with a little dusting to get rid of the decade-old cobwebs.

Here are the flowers I used for the project.

These colors may not fit in your decorating palette, so here are a few flower principles for this project.

You’ll want to find:

1. A large flower

2. A medium flower (preferably one with a different texture)

3. A smaller flower (preferably one that’s lighter than the others)

4. A tiny flower (preferably one that drapes slightly)

Now you’re ready.

Remove the flowers from the stems.

I just pulled mine and they came right off.

Glue your largest flower to the corner of the frame like this.

Add some medium and smaller flowers before you add another large flower.

You’ll want to space out your large flowers so they aren’t all flower-clumped together.

Glue a few more flowers.

Tuck the flowers in next to each other so you can’t see the frame.

Add a few draping flowers to the side.

Repeat these steps until you cover two-thirds of two sides of the frame.

Save a few flowers because you’ll want to reassess the your flower situation once the frame is hung up.

If you are hanging on the door, I’d recommend adding a ribbon to hang the picture frame wreath from.

Or you could hang it on the wall like this.

Now reassess the flowers.

Add a few more into any holes or to break up too much of one color.

That’s it.

That’s all she wrote.

Now maybe I need an off-shoulder ball gown….

….just so I can match my DIY. 🙂

PS  Here’s another asymmetrical favorite I just made.

Off-kilter coffee filter roses.

See why I’m smiling? 🙂

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  1. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    I really love how the colors brighten up the entire area! The flowers make me smile. To think that I can't overwater them and have them turn a lovely shade of mud. I think I'll go search for a frame -- I'm sure I have one somewhere gathering dust. Thank you for my smile! ?


    KariAnne, such a cute idea using an old frame! You never cease to amaze me with all you do! Have a blessed day!

  3. Image for Nancy @ Slightly Coastal Nancy @ Slightly Coastal

    Really cute! I teeter totter between symmetrical and asymmetrical. I seem to like symmetrical on my walls and asymmetrical in vignettes. Go figure. I did a flower frame "wreath" last spring for my mom using faux tulips...but I made it symmetrical. I may have to make another one asymmetrical for me. Thanks for the inspo. N

  4. Image for Diedra Volkart Diedra Volkart

    I love this and if you have old faded silk flowers (even ones that don't match in color) glue them on a frame and spray paint them......let each thin coat dry before you add another and when you're done, they look like porcelain! Easy peasy....and gorgeous!

  5. Image for Michelle Michelle

    Love this! Adds such a lovely pop of spring color! :) I'd like to invite you to share this at the Farmhouse Friday link party, which is live right now! :) When you link up, I will share it with a direct link back to your post on all my social media, including on the DIY Farmhouse Style Facebook group, which at this writing has 154k+ members. I hope to see you there! :) Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

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