Sunday, March 29, 2009

Photo Wreath

I've been thinking about this project for a few weeks and intended to make it at Craft Night last month at my friend Jen's. Well, last night I found myself home with The Monkey in bed and hubby out at a friend's and I decided to create this photo wreath. I got the wreath from JoAnn's a few weeks ago. Regular price is about $8 and I used a 40% off coupon. I already had all the other supplies on hand. I started by wrapping the twill ribbon around the wreath. Then I used my Fiskars Cutter and circle template to cut the cardstock and patterned paper to mat the photos. I made each of the emblishments and chose the spring color pallette of greens, blues and pinks. The wreath hangs above the airmoire in our living room and our couches are are a deep olive green so this color scheme works well in the space and brings a touch of spring to the room. I punched each of the matted photos and used ribbon to tie them to the wreath.
Once I hung it, the center of the wreath looked bare. I pulled out some canvas, painted it, printed the quote on patterned paper, sewed the felt heart, and added a flower from the same batch of flowers I used on the wreath. I framed it in an inexpensive cherry stained frame that I painted brown. I used my stylus dipped in pink paint to create the polka dots on the frame. As the final touch, I added the pink ribbon to the top of the frame. The frame just sits inside the center of the wreath.

I love how it turned out! Let me know if you create a photo wreath of your own. Leave me a comment with a link!


Jen Clark said...

Very very cute!