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Upcycled Picture Frame Door Decor for the Holidays

Hello creative friends! As I begin my holiday decorating, I’m transforming an old outdated picture frame into a beautiful piece of door decor using some paint, ribbon, pinecones and of course, some fresh greenery. If you’d like to make your own festive ribbon and pine cone door decoration, keep reading below for the full how-to.

Upcycled picture frame door decor for the holidays with greenery, pine cones and ornaments.

Lovely DIY Ribbon and Pine Cone Door Decoration

Certain crafts turn out better than imagined which is exactly the case with this festive upcycled frame DIY. As I was brainstorming the idea with my sister and mom before making it on this FB live video, I was torn on which color to go with. Lately, I’ve been crafting up a Christmas storm in a red and white color theme like these scandinavian inspired terra cotta Christmas tree pots and this Christmas welcome sign.

But I was feeling the green, a bright cheery green for this framed ribbon and pinecone door decoration and I’m sure glad I went for it. And I’m loving how it turned out!

Upcycled picture frame door decor for the holidays with greenery, pine cones and ornaments.

Materials Needed

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Materials needed for an upcycled picture frame door decor for the holidays including a picture frame, paint, ribbon, hot glue, greenery and pine cones.

How to Make a Ribbon and Pine Cone Door Decoration:

If you want to catch the video of making this craft in action, watch the Facebook Live video here or keep reading to get the step-by-step instructions below.

Paint the picture frame with the multi-surface paint in any color of your choosing. We picked a bright Apple Green color but wouldn’t this also look really great in red? Painting the frame may need to be repeated multiple times to get the right coverage. Let the frame dry before proceeding.

Painting a picture frame green.

Next, paint the pinecones using a chalky white paint and let them dry. To get a similar look, choose a variety of different pinecones in varying sizes and lengths.

Painting pine cones white.

Cut the ribbon into strips measuring between 4″ to 8″ long to fit inside the frame.

Using the hot glue gun, glue one ribbon to the top of each pinecone as shown below. 

Attaching painted pine cones to ribbon.

Then with the picture frame turned on its front, glue the ribbon to the top back of the frame.

Attaching green ribbon to the back of the painted picture frame.

Repeat these steps with the ornaments.

Attaching ornaments to green ribbon.

Next, with the good side of the frame facing up, take some fresh (or faux) greenery and glue them on the frame.

Adding fresh greenery to the top of the picture frame.

Using the hot glue gun, glue a bow to the center over top of the greenery.

Attaching a bow to the greenery on the picture frame.

And with that, the ribbon and pinecone door decoration is complete. Once you hang the frame on the wall, you can add or tweak any apots that need more clusters.

Upcycled picture frame decor for the holidays with greenery, pine cones and ornaments hanging on the wall.

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Upcycled Picture Frame Door Decor for the Holidays

Jane and Sonja
Upcycle an old picture frame and transform it in to a festive ribbon and pinecone door decoration.
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Materials
  

  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface paint in Green Apple
  • DecoArt Chalky Finish in Everlasting (white)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Upcycled picture frame 10×13 size
  • Ribbon 2" wide in white or coordinating color/pattern
  • Assorted pinecones
  • Ornaments in silver and white
  • Fresh Greenery we used juniper sprigs
  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions
 

  • Paint the picture frame with the multi-surface paint.
  • Next, paint the pinecones using the chalky white paint and let dry.
  • Cut the ribbon to various lengths.
  • Using the hot glue gun, glue the ribbon to the top of the pinecone.
  • Then with the picture frame turned on its front, glue the ribbon to the top back of the frame.
  • Repeat steps  4 and 5 with the ornaments.
  • Next, with the frame good side up, take some fresh greenery and glue on the frame.
  • Using the hot glue gun, glue a bow on the frame.
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