Monday, January 11, 2010

Making a Photo Wreath....

I have been wanting to post this for awhile now. I seen something similar done with Christmas cards on Martha's site here, I did her tutorial exactly but instead of Christmas cards was going to use black and white family photos. I got all my clothespins glued on and it was ready for pictures then I seen one like mine only much better above in my December issue of Country Living and liked it better. So off I went...





I used an old quilting hoop, randomly glued all of my pictures on to my liking trying to mix the sizes up. I order prints of all my photos through either shutterfly, cvs, or walgreens. Depends on who has the best deal when I go to order. Shutterfly is my favorite as if you sign up to receive their emails they are constantly emailing you deals. You definitely don't want to go gluing your favorite pictures unless you have doubles :)



Lay them out however you like best. I actually had my craft table to work on which is easiest to do standing at a table so you can move around and see it from all angles. Yes, my craft table is clean.

 
I completely recommend black and white photos with maybe a mix of sephia toned photos, however I could not find all my photos and was lucky ( hence the whole organization saga ) to find these and well I'm impatient so I worked with what I had. So I edited in black and white to give you an idea.



There are lots of fun things you could do with this. This looks odd but if you have the right frame it would look pretty sweet hanging over an empty frame. Or you could make a cute little sign with your family name on it to hang in the middle or something vintage and fun. Ohhhh and by the way I will totally be hanging this from some chunky black ribbon, however again with the organization and not being able to find things. I have a door table that my mom made me in my entry way and as soon as I have the ribbon and my entryway organized ( check the organization calendar to the right ) I will be hanging mine there.

Try it with vintage valentines, Christmas cards, or maybe even a mix of vintage photos, papers, postcards, or any ephemera. Super cool.




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8 comments:

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That is a great way to show a lot of pictures at once! Thanks for the idea!

Amy said...

That is amazing. You could do this in your child's room..

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Nicole what a great personalized wreath! can't wait to see it hanging in your entryway!

Thankfully Thrifty said...

I like it with the frame too!

jenjen said...

That is sooo cute. I love how you used an embroidery hoop. Very clever!!!

XOOX
Jen

Michelle said...

Very cute idea!

kanishk said...

That is amazing.Thanks for the idea!

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Brittney said...

Oh! How clever!!