Thursday, November 13, 2008

Photo Memory Wreath

As my family and friends know, I love old photos. I have a large collection of family pictures ranging from the early 1900's to current. Sharing those precious memories increases the enjoyment!

I've used photos in a variety of ways including scrapbooking, family history sites such as, online photobooks such as on Shutterfly and even Facebook.

An idea you might wish to try for the upcoming holidays is a Photo Memory Wreath. It's so easy to make and you will treasure it for years to come.

I selected approximately 20 pictures...old and new. I scanned all the images and then printed them in black and white. I found using thin card stock worked best rather than photo paper. Use a variety of shapes for your photos such as ovals, round, square, etc.

After printing the images, I used black and tan card stock. I attached the card stock to the photos using a photo safe glue stick. Trim and shape your picture. I then used a hole puncher and used raffia to attach to a wreath.

Over the years, I've used these on wreaths, my Christmas tree and even as place cards on a dinner table. Family loves to search for their own picture or of a loved one who may no longer be with us.

Enjoy those pictures...savor the memories...and find creative ways to share with family.


Olivia said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea.

JudyBug said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks! I drag them out every year and do a little something different. It was so simple to do and I love seeing those familiar faces I love so much.

Wanita said... Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful idea for bringing back memories of time spent with family.


Janet, said... Best Blogger Tips

this is a neat idea, I may give it a try. I'm thinking of maybe using Christmas pictures of my children growing up (I have 3 boys-ages 19,26,& 28)

Yellow Rose Arbor said... Best Blogger Tips

Great idea for a tree! I put up seven pencil trees with different collections by category, but don't have this kind. Hmmmm!


Clare said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great original idea, and being surrounded by faces you know is lovely.

Susan in SC said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE this idea! Oh I see ornaments for my MIL in the works for Christmas!! THanks for sharing!

Kelli said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so beautiful...what a special way to display family photos!

Stacey said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this idea!! I've looked at the little frames at the store but this is even better.