Fall’s here, rejoice! What better way to start off the season than creating a DIY photo wreath that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Best of all, it was less than $10 to make!
What’s nice about this project is if you decide to use the cardboard from a pizza box, you’ll have the family fed and it gives you more time to relax and enjoy making this wreath! (We won’t tell, promise.)
What you’ll need:
Photos (printed using the Kicksend app, of course!)
Fallen leaves from the yard (or neighbor’s yard)
Dot runner (a.k.a. tape)
Acrylic paint in forest green, or other fall color
- Round plate that is about 2” smaller in circumference than the bowl
Let’s get crafting!
1. Using the bowl as a template, draw a circle on the cardboard. For the inside circle, use the smaller plate. If you feel artsy-craftsy enough, you can skip the kitchen goods and freehand the circles.
2. Cut the circles out using scissors or an X-ACTO knife. The circles don’t have to be perfectly cut because you’re going to be covering this up anyway!
3. Paint the cardboard with acrylic paint in that lovely fall color you chose.
4. As the paint is drying, go outside and gather up about 5-10 leaves that have already fallen. Make sure the leaves are still a little soft and aren’t crinkly, otherwise they’ll start to break as you tape them to the cardboard. While you’re at it, indulge your inner child by gathering up a huge pile of leaves and jumping in it!
5. Put on some groovy tunes for the fun part of this project. My favorite station is “Best of the 80’s Reloaded” on Pandora. It gets my creative juices flowing!
6. Arrange leaves around the cardboard circle to your liking, then attach them using the dot runner. After you’re satisfied with the placement of the leaves, use the mounting tape to adhere the photos onto the board. Optionally, you could cut the photos using fancy scrapbook scissors that add unique designs on the edge.
Because I have a love for flowers and nature in general, I used photos I took during the summer, as I was out and about in beautiful San Diego.
7. Apply mounting tape to the back of the wreath and stick it on a wall, door, or any place you see every day to put a smile on your face!
Think you’ll try creating this fall photo wreath yourself? We’d love to admire it in all its glory! Tweet a photo of your masterpiece to @kicksend or share it on our Facebook page!