Have you ever studied something for a long time before a great idea hit you? I have had this gorgeous, handmade macramé wreath hanging around my workspace for a while. We had used it in a photo shoot in the spring, and I really loved it, but didn't know how to utilize it. I'm all about only having things that have purpose.
At some point, I realized I could use it as a frame. Ta-da! Perfect for the girls' playroom! If you would like to create one of this little beauties of your own, read below.
The first step is picking a photo! I had so many I wanted to use, but because it was going in the girls' playroom, I decided on one that had them both in it. Then, I traced out with a pencil where the wreath opening fell on the photo.
After marking what part of the photo would show through the wreath, I cut slightly beyond that point on the photo. This ensured that there would be space to glue it down.
Place a ring of glue around the back of the wreath, and lay the photo on top of the glue. Find something (like a heavy book, or in my instance, cardboard with a jar of screen printing ink!) to set on top as it dries.
Once the wreath dries, it can be hung up with a regular nail! I used one with a large head on it so it would be hard to pull down, and just covered it with some of the macramé braid. I think it added the soft touch I was looking for, and the girls love to look at the photo! Win!