Simple Cork Photo Wreath

September 4, 2011

Happy Labor Day Weekend all!  We’re spending it with my folks hanging out by their swimming pool, doing a lot of relaxing in the sun.  BOTB will return next weekend, meanwhile I’m popping in to say hello and link up with Nester’s wreath party tonight.  

Like all grandmoms, my mom loves pics of her grandkids, so I crafted a simple photo wreath with a cork base for her to to hang above her desk.  


I saw a photo wreath online somewhere many months ago and absolutely loved the idea. This version has a cork back to make it easy for Mom to change out the images as the grandkids grow and change.  This is crazy easy to make, here are the simple steps:


Layer the cardboard circle over the cork layer and cut out your cork with a sharp blade on a cutting board.  Carefully peel back the cork you won’t use.  Repeat and cut a second layer.        .

Use an adhesive that works for porous surfaces, and apply two layers of cork to the cardboard circle.  

  Attach a ribbon and secure your pictures with push pins.


Couldn’t be easier.  

 Great for Christmas cards, party invitations, photos, whatever!

I’m headed back to the pool, hope you all are enjoying your weekend too, and if you’ve made a wreath and written about it, be sure to link up to Nester’s party.   Over and out.






25 Responses to “Simple Cork Photo Wreath”

  1. Hi Kate! I love this so much – what a sweet simple idea. Definitely something I can manage and I know two grandmas who would love it!! :)

  2. Sara says:

    Where did you purchase the push pins from? The are really neat! Love this idea!

  3. Ana says:

    I think I´ll be copying the idea. I can also use it at school with my pupils. Thanks

  4. I NEED to do this. I had seen it online and forgot about it. I like your version better than the one I saw because of the cork board circle. Is this something I can pick up at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s?

  5. Chris says:

    What a cute idea, Kate! I’m thinking for my classroom. Hmm… Great pictures, too!

  6. Rachel says:

    Cute project! Enjoy your weekend!

  7. What a great idea! I always have so many photos and this would be a great way to showcase them!

  8. Stephanie says:

    Awesome! I just pinned this to my pintrest, I love it that much!

  9. What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a Happy Labor Day.

  10. That is so cute and simple! It helps that you have really cute push pins. Where did you get those?

    I made my wreath out of West Elm capiz pieces. It’s been so fun to see what everyone did! I’m always amazed by everyone’s creativity and how the same challenge can be interpreted so many ways.

  11. Allison says:

    What a fun idea! It looks wonderful. Enjoy the rest of your weekend with your family, Kate.

  12. Gena says:

    Oh, I am so doing this!! What a simple, but cute idea!! For the cardboard, did you just use like an old cardboard box or something??

  13. susan says:

    ♥ this- what a great idea for a birthday party, special occasion, etc.

    I may just make one for my classroom with pix of all the kids!

  14. Paula says:

    Your mom is going to love this! This would also be cute in a kitchen for recipes to try or used to display pretty invitations.

  15. well now, that is something even I can make. :) (err, if we have stores like hobby lobby in england. must check into that…)

  16. bj says:

    What a fabulous way to display photos or cards. I love this idea and THINK I might be able to make it. I’ll try.

  17. Cute — fun and easy, my kind of project! Question…why isn’t your mom reading CG on her laptop!? ;)

  18. What a great idea – this would be adorable in my new office. Thanks for the great tutorial and Happy Labor Day!

  19. How cute! I love this idea for Christmas cards =) Thanks!

  20. Lori says:

    Oh Kate! I love this idea. Think I might do and then use for my Christmas cards this year.

  21. Jojo says:

    Finally, a idea of what to do with those photo holiday cards that I can’t bear to through away!

  22. Monica says:

    I was curious how much this craft cost to make. BTW, Happy Anniversary!

  23. Arin says:

    Could one also paint the cardboard wreath with magnetic paint and add the photos using those tiny magnets? That way you could still easily swap out photos and also avoid making tiny holes in your prints.

  24. Awww. That’s so sweet. I bet Grandma loved it!

  25. cheryl says:

    I would love to make this for my family and friends. Any one who made them where did you find the wreath?

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