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Family Memories Winter Wreath

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This time of year is generally filled with fun family memories, so I thought it would be fun to create a winter wreath filled with some of those memories.

Family Memories Winter Wreath

I started by using my photo editing software to resize lots and lots of family pics. I made each of them 2.5 inches square and printed them out on cardstock paper.

Family memories winter wreath - step 1 - printe out 2.5-inch square photos

And then I cut them all out with scissors. No need for perfection.

Family memories winter wreath - step 2 - cut out the photos

I found that it was much easier to attach the photos to the wreath form by cutting the bottom of each photo into a point.

Family Memories Winter Wreath - step 3 - cut bottom edge of photos into a point

And then I attached them to the wreath form using straight pins. (I didn’t use glue so that I could easily re-use the wreath form again.)

Family Memories Winter Wreath - step 4 - pin photos to a wreath form

And when the whole thing was covered, it looked like this…

Family Memories Winter Wreath - step 5 - completely cover wreath form

And finally, I added a big green bow, and sprayed everything with spray glitter. (Because what’s spray a winter wreath without glitter and sparkle!?)

Family memories winter wreath

And that’s it! It’s one of the easiest wreaths I’ve ever made, and I love seeing all of those smiling faces of loved ones when I look at it.

Family memories winter wreath




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24 Comments

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    Amy
    December 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

    About how many pics did you need?

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    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG
    December 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Great project Kristi!! This would make a great gift as well – I think it’s time to rifle through my Mom’s photo albums of Christmas past! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Sharon B.
    December 18, 2013 at 10:25 am

    That’s so great! What a great way to display so many pictures during the holidays. You make the best wreaths! 🙂

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    Georgianna
    December 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    What an unique idea! Love this wreath.

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    Lisa E
    December 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    What a unique idea, love it!

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    Sheila F
    December 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Love it. I want to do this and hang it year round! You are SO TALENTED! I don’t mind having no imagination as long as I can copy yours! LOL. I will give you credit and send all of the admirers to your blog!

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    Carla
    December 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    This is a great idea Kristi.

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    sue
    December 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    This is a wonderful idea and could be used for more than one family occasion – family reunions, Easter etc. – just change out your bow.

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    Genelle McDaniel
    December 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I love that you used black and white.

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    Guerrina
    December 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Truly love this idea!

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    Sandy
    December 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I have very little wall space for all the family photos…so I think I will incorporate this and make an all year round wreath that I can leave up for a while. I am getting on in years and love to have pictures of family around me when alone in my bedroom….so a “my bedroom” motif I think….thanks Kristi….once again a novel idea….and yours is beautiful!!!

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    julie
    December 18, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Hmmm, I think I’d rather use my family photos to make a dart board! LOLOL Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Nice project. 🙂

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    Jennifer
    December 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I like this idea! I have just the place for it too!

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    ERIKA
    December 18, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    Creative. I like it its unique. 🙂

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    SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
    December 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    What a wonderful idea, Kristi! I love it!

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    Veronica
    December 18, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    What a great idea! Love it!

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    Deb
    December 18, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Love it! I think I’ll try it next year.

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    Jeanne Atkinson
    December 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

    You’re so energetic and productive! Makes me want to take more vitamins so I, too, can finish my projects.

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    designdreamer
    December 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    What an awesome idea!

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    Leena Lanteigne
    December 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    Such a cute idea! I love old family photos and this is a wonderful way to display them! You are just too clever for words, girlie! Merry Christmas and Hugs, Leena

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    Victoria Richardson
    May 12, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Thank you so much for posting this. I’m going to make one as a wedding present to a couple who love displaying photo. Once I have the brides colours I’m going to do the ribbon to match.

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    Victoria
    December 19, 2014 at 8:49 am

    I’ve just made this as a wedding present for friends with pictures of them both over the 8 years they have been together and they loved it! Thank you so much for posting this process

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    Nonna
    February 10, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    I love this idea…so creative

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