I love taking pictures of my kids! They are so used to my camera, whether it is for every day cuteness, their sports and activities, birthdays, school occasions, parties, holidays, and the list goes on and on, and they know when to flash a big smile! I love the action shots of them just as much as the ones with amazing smiles! It is so fun to look back at all of the pictures I have taken of them over the years, and every single one makes me smile! I also do photography jobs on the side and have done many photo shoots of families, children, sports, birthdays, pets, maternity, and newborns, and it is one of my huge passions. I love to incorporate a lot of my home projects with photos of my family and children, so I thought I would make a Christmas decoration using some of my photos. I love my Photo Wreath! It turned out so cute and I love the contrast of the black and white photos against the sparkly red background.
To make a Photo Wreath, you need: a wreath from a craft store (I found mine in the dollar section at Target, but there are different sizes at craft stores), 4×6 pictures cut into circles, ribbon, cardstock paper, and a hot glue gun.
First, print some of your favorite pictures in 4×6. I chose to use black and white photos, but color would look great too. Depending on the size of your wreath, cut your photos in circles. Cut out larger circles for your cardstock as backgrounds for your photos. I chose to Mod Podge my photos on the cardstock so my wreath would last longer through the years. I first applied Mod Podge to the back of the photos and placed them on the cardstock. Once they were dry, I applied a layer of Mod Podge on the top of the photo and cardstock and let them dry. While the Mod Podge was drying, I wrapped ribbon around the wreath and used a hot glue gun at the end of the wreath to keep the ribbon in place. I thought it was best to use ribbon that was similar in color to the cardstock. Once the Mod Podge was dry, I used a hot glue gun and glued the cardstock/photo circles on the ribbon covered wreath. To finish the wreath, I used the hot glue gun to put a thinner ribbon on the back of the wreath so I could hang it up.
I love how my Photo Wreath turned out! I have it hanging over our dinner table and we enjoy looking at the pictures! You can of course use any photos, but I chose to use photos of our family, their first day of school, their sports and gymnastics, one from a summer trip to California, and one from Thanksgiving.
A Photo Wreath is an adorable and fun decoration to add to your home for Christmas and the holidays.