I used a simple glossy black spray paint that was on sale for $2.50.
I spray painted them in the back yard and brought them in when they were almost dry. They look just like normal frames so far. I've never spray painted frames before, though so we'll have to see when they're on the wall.
Also at my trip to Michael's I snatched up some raffia, flowers, and burlap. I got some foam pipe insulators and masking tape at Fred Meyers. I used the masking tape to form the foam into the ring of a wreath. Then I covered it with raffia, using hot glue to secure it. I had to go around twice to keep the foam from showing. Then I cut four pieces of the brown burlap and glued them on in a cross shape. Next came the flowers. I chose a large orange flower (reminded me of Fall) and some light orange berries and attached them on the wreath. I used the string that came with the wrapped burlap to hang it from a screw that has been in our front door since we moved in. I would never advise anyone to put a screw in your front door! They have great wreath hangers you can buy, even clear ones. I went ahead and used it since it was already there, though. Excuse the picture, I took it after dark tonight but you get the idea :)
What's next? An art project! Take a guess at what these are:
Glass pipettes! I'm going to paint then, then take the canvas I got yesterday at the craft store, paint it, and stick the pipettes on the canvas. I think it will be super neat looking. I will post it when it's done and try to take pictures along the way. Tomorrow I start my three shifts, though. Soon my pretties!