Floral Photo Frames

Hello! It’s Kara from A Kailo Chic Life! I am so excited to be guest posting here about my pretty floral picture frames I made for my home. I have always loved decorating with color and love to think outside the box when it comes to filling my home with artwork. These floral picture frames are a snap to make with the new Sizzix flower and succulent dies and look so unique with the artwork on display both outside of the frame and under the glass!

With all the detailed flower pieces and leaves, these picture frames might look tedious to make, but thanks to the ease of the Sizzix Big Shot and the petal and leaf dies, assembling them is a snap (or should I say, roll).

Materials:

  • Sizzix® Big Shot
  • Sizzix® Thinlets™ Die Set 17PK Succulent Wreath
  • Sizzix® Thinlets™ Die Set 15PK Flower Set
  • Sizzix® Bigz™ Die Eucalyptus
  • Card stock in your choice of colors (I used marigold, light pink, coral, dark pink, peach, light blue, sage green, and grass green)
  • White glue
  • Photo frames with at least a 1/2” edge

Begin by cutting out lots of colors of each die shape. I love having an assortment to work with at the start, so I cut 2 sets of each die in each color of paper.

Once you have cut all the flower and leaf shapes, it is time to assemble your flowers. Feel free to combine the succulent shapes and the flower shapes to make your own unique ensemble of flowers and leaves. Once you have 12-15 flowers of various colors and sizes, it is time to figure out the placement of your flowers on your photo frames.
I found it easiest to lay out the larger leaf stems first and then add on the flowers and then fill it with small flowers and colored leaf sprigs. Once I had a general idea of the placement of the flowers, I used white glue to attach the paper blooms and leaves to the picture frame edge.

Once you have one side complete, you can choose to fill the entire frame edge with the flowers and leaves like I did for this Eucalyptus photo frame.

Or you can choose to do asymmetrical flower bunches on the corners of the photo frame like this one.

Just keep making the flowers by gluing the petal shapes together and adding them and the leaf stems to the picture frame edge to create your unique 3D bouquet picture frame. When you are finished, let the glue dry fully overnight, then add your artwork. A simple picture or phrase works best in the frame so that it doesn’t detract from your beautiful paper flowers!

Now aren't these frames the perfect way to usher in the warmer months?!

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