Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Framed Poem DIY - unique home decor

 
 
This is an idea I have long wanted to bring to life and boy, am I glad I finally did. It makes me immensely satisfied that it turned just as I imagined.

Having everything at hand made it an easy project to tackle too.

How to make a framed poem decorated with dried flowers

You need a photo frame, pressed and dried flowers, a poem you love (or find an interesting one on the internet) to print onto a colored sheet of paper and white glue.


 Print the poem first. My photo frame is for photos 4x6" (10x15 cm) so I adjusted the size prior to printing. I also printed it first to see what it would look like with the selection of flowers I chose for it and worked on the lines.
As you can see, the poem stretches down to the end. Play with it to get the most pleasant look meaning that you choose the font and toy with the lines.  
 
When you have the poem printed, work on the flower arrangement.
 
Using white glue, I applied it on the stem and just added some light touches of it onto the petals. Be careful or they might get ruined / turn into dust if more glue is applied. Position them as you previously visualized them and glue them onto the paper. Press lightly so they stick.
 
Insert into frame and you are done!
 
Initially I went for one of Emily Dickinson's poems, but later decided on this one by Atticus.
 
 
 

I plan to make several of these - I have tons of dried flowers and I am curious to try other colored paper / poem / flower combinations.

16 comments:

Christina Makri said...

This is so romantic Maya! A poem and some dried flowers!!! I loveeeeeee it!

ezgi said...

Dear Maya, what a beautiful idea. I love it :)

Mia said...

Brilliant idea, Maya!!!!! Great poem and so beautifully decorated with the flowers! Kisses, my friend.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Ezgi!

Maya Kuzman said...

Glad you like it Mia :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff said...

This really is such a brilliant idea, would make a beautiful gift and I simply love it!

Divya N said...

It looks beautiful. BTW did you press the flowers by yourself?

Kate said...

Maya, such a beautiful creation! It's very kind of you to share your how-to. I think this would make a lovely gift. ^^

Alhana said...

This would make a very beautiful and meaningful gift. Love the colours you chose for the dried flowers and frame, it's like having autumn in spring. :-)

handmade by amalia said...

How beautiful. Do you know the poem 'Asking for Roses' by Robert Frost? It is one of my favorites and would be perfect for this. With dried roses, of course.
Amalia
xo

Maya Kuzman said...

Yes, I did!

Maya Kuzman said...

I had Frost in my last year of uni and am familiar with it. But I was looking for a short and effective poem.

Sigrid Swinnen said...

Indeed a good idea! It gives you a boost when ideas turn out to be just as pretty as they were in your head.
I was looking for some small decoration, this might be the perfect solution for that blank wall in our entry!

Tarahlynn said...

What a lovely idea and it turned out so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party!

Kim said...

A most beautiful poem, Maya and a most beautiful idea. Love the assembled flowers alongside the poem in the frame. Such a gorgeous project.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Kim. I am inclined to try some other ideas with these flowers - loved the project so much :)