I'm a photographer who loves crafting upcycling and a bit nuts about everything connected with old vintage photos and their processes. I love fresh wreaths, but am often drawn to alternative ones, so.. what kind of Christmas wreath does a photography lover dream up? This one! I've had so many comments about it, I decided to make a diy tutorial after making this year's alternative Christmas wreath.
You will need
A florist wire ring - £1.00
Old 35mm slides (these were 60s and 70s rejects my Dad was discarding recently)
Toy stuffing £1.50 a bag
Odd lens caps - bought on a market stall for £1.00 each
Old roll of film
Ribbon and glue gun
Weave and mould the stuffing into the wreath frame
Take a lenght of ribbon (I chose one of my brand colours) and knot the ends, then look around the wire frame (this will be to hang your wreath from)
To hold the wadding in place I found some scrap gingham and cut into strips 2 inches wide. Wrap this around the frame, holding the wadding in place.
Using contrasting ribbon, wind around the frame to hold the fabric in place, this wont really show, but I used it to make the back nice and the loops gave somewhere for me to thread some battery operated fairy lights.
Place the slides around the wreath, before glueing with a hot glue gun. Taking care to squirt glue to the frame of the slides not the negative.
Using your glue gun, fix the lens caps into place
Make a 'ribbon' out of an old roll of film, secure the film cannister to the length of film with the glue gun, then make a bow, secure and attach with double sided tape.
Attach on your door to let the whole world know you love photography and that you'd like photo-related pressies from Santa!
Or hang in a window and enjoy the images on the slides
Ta da! I'm so pleased with this, it's been in my head for a while!
Leave me a comment if you enjoyed this, what alternative wreath would or have you made?
Sharon Cooper is a Portrait photographer based in Hitchin, covering Herts, London and the uk. Sharon provides creative portrait photography, alternative wedding photography and destination weddings. Please feel free to get in touch and tell me your plans. Find Sharon on Google+