Canvas and Burlap Heirloom Wreath

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I do not have a lot of photos, memorabilia, or for that matter even memories of many of my family members. (so many of them passed when I was a young child) As I get older I have been trying to capture precious moments in time and make these family members a part of our lives, even in a small way. A few years ago I created this wreath to showcase members of my grandmothers family. It is one of the most precious things in my home and everyone who visits comments on it.
This project takes some time to complete, but it is full of love and you will not be disappointed.
To begin with you need about 14 mini canvases in varying sizes (you can see exactly the sizes I used on my blog post).
I also used an assortment of vintage style scrapbook papers, buttons, and other vintage style trinkets I have collected.

You will also need a color printer and be have access to family photos. I scanned my photos and then printed them out on Canvas Paper (from Office Depot).

A strong glue, like gorilla glue is also recommended.
First I laid my canvases out in a wreath shape. I balances the shape by essentially working with a square dimension and then off setting the smaller canvases. There is no right or wrong answer or way to assemble the shape. Take a photo of the shape when "get it right."
Flip the canvases over so that the backs are to you. The smaller canvases that protrude from the front ca be set aside for now, you are working on the larger base. Begin gluing them together. Let dry.
When it is dry, flip it over and add your remaining canvases.Before you add the remaining front or accent canvases, you might want to add scraps of lace, fabric or paper to add interest.

Then add your family photos.
Embellish with trinkets, buttons, and baubles...
...and you will have a beautiful family heirloom wreath to share memories and display in your home. You can find really detailed instruction on the blog post.
Suggested materials:
  • Mini canvas   (craft store)
  • Glue   (craft store)
  • Canvas paper (printable)   (office depot)
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Holly Lefevre
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