Wreaths aren’t just for front doors anymore. They can be used many different places throughout your home to add both beauty and interest. Today, I am going to show you how a wreath, added to a photo collage in a hallway, really sets off the whole thing and makes it shine.
My whole idea for this blog started because I have a hallway that runs the entire length of my house. I have recently repainted my house, which meant that I took down all my old artwork. This fresh start made me want to try a photo collage, which I have seen featured time and time again but have never been brave enough to try myself. I am here to tell you that you can do it! I am proof.
To start, I purchased a bunch of different frames, all with a black finish. I invited over my best friend for dinner and we set to work laying out our collage. We found that the easiest way to do this was to lay them out on the floor and arrange and rearrange them until we had a pleasing format that was the proper height and width for the area we were working with.
Originally, only frames were in our collage and we both felt that something was just not right. That is when we decided to add a bit of something extra. I had both a large letter R and a beautiful moss wreath that were stored in my studio from previous projects. We pulled them out, replaced a couple of our frames with them and stood back to look at what we had made. It was perfection!
Once we were pleased with our layout we traced each of the frames on art paper, cut them out, and adhered them to the wall using sticky tack. This allowed us to make sure we liked the layout on the wall prior to drilling any holes. Once we made some final adjustments (due to annoying light switches), it was time to hang them up.
Simply replace the paper place cards with the coordinating frames and you have a new photo collage that you can be proud of. What do you think? If you want to learn how to make the wreath in this video, check out the video for yourself.
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