Karianne is back showing us how to preserve time in the form of a burlap photo wreath. And when the mood strikes you, or your son or daughter begs for you to change out their picture from the one where they have no front teeth you can do so easily by untying the ribbon and adding more photos.
Around my house everyone is auditioning for the blog.
Somewhere….somehow they got the mistaken impression somehow that appearing on the blog…..
….is just like being on the Disney channel.
They tell funny jokes.
They create crafts.
They tell me stories that make me laugh so hard my sides hurt.
They would stand on their head and hula hoop while eating a popsicle…..if I would just write a post about it.
And I treasure every precious minute of it.
So today you wonderful, funny, incredibly sweet popsicle eating friends……
.…this wreath is just for you.
2 rolls of 15 feet of wide burlap ribbon
1 roll of narrow burlap ribbon
16″ wire wreath form
small rectangular pieces of wood
matte clear acrylic spray
Step 1: Start by making the wreath
Take the end of your ribbon and wind it through the wire.
Wind it under and over the wire until it stays.
Step 2: Make a pouf
Create a loop of burlap and thread the rest of the ribbon through the wire until you create a pouf on the wreath.
Push the pouf tight against the side of the wreath.
Repeat the steps to make a second pouf.
When you are done it will look like this.
Step 3: Repeat step 2
Continue with step 2….making poufs….until the wreath form is completely covered.
One roll of ribbon should fill about 1/2 the wreath.
You can make the poufs as close together as you like or as poufy as you like.
Shape and twist the poufs as you work on the wreath.
Step 4: Make photo images for the wreath
Take the small wood rectangular pieces.
Paint them white with acrylic craft paint.
Drill a small hole in the top (you can always skip this step and hot glue the ribbon if you want).
Lightly distress with sand paper.
Step 5: Mod Podge photos
Print off photos on your ink jet printer.
Seal them with a clear acrylic spray. Let dry completely.
This seals the ink jet image and prevents smudging when you go to Mod Podge
Mod Podge a layer on the wood and the back of the ink jet image.
Place image on wood and add another layer of Mod Podge on top.
Smooth out wrinkles.
Let dry completely overnight.
Step 6: Add ribbon
Cut ribbon in half and thread through holes of finished photos.
Repeat with each photograph.
Step 8: Tie photographs to wreath
Lay out photo images in a pattern to make sure they are even spaced.
Tie photo images onto wire wreath between poufs.
Step 9: Fluff wreath
When you are done…your wreath should look like this.
Fluff your poufs and photos to make sure the wreath isn’t lopsided.
This is such an easy, fun way to display photos.
The days of popsicles and hula hoops and racing like the wind across the yard are so fleeting.
Take a moment to freeze those moments in time with this simple burlap wreath.
Your super stars will be so happy that you did.
Like burlap? Here’s a few more fun burlap ideas from Thistlewood Farms.