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Floral Wreath Guestbook/Art DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Planning a baby shower anytime soon? This sweet paper Floral Wreath is a cooperative effort – one I think that any mom-to-be would love and appreciate. Each leaf has a note to the baby written on it by guests at the baby shower, for a special keepsake that will look lovely hanging on the nursery wall.
Floral Wreath Guestbook/Art DIY | Oh Happy Day!Floral Wreath Guestbook/Art DIY | Oh Happy Day!Floral Wreath Guestbook/Art DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Click through for instructions…
Materials: white IKEA Ribba Frame, scissors, white and colored card stock (I used green, pink, coral and gold), green crepe paper, pencils, and glue
Step 1: Pre-shower, cut out simple leaves, approx. 2″ x 5/8″, out of the green paper. You want to have enough for every guest at the shower to have one. I used 14, but you could have more or less. Take them to the shower, and ask guests to write a tiny message to the baby – on the front and top side only – of a leaf. (Important: at the end of the shower, make sure you gather them back and take them home!)
Step 2: Cut out a flower shaped piece of paper (pink or coral), repeat 5 times, ranging in size from 1″ x 1″ to 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″.
Step 3: Cut out a gold circle (for the stamen), repeat 5 times, ranging in size from 1/2″ diameter to 1″ diameter. With sharp scissors, snip around the circle to make fringe all the way around. Repeat with remaining circles.
Step 4: Pinch the circle, so that the fringe is pointing up. Repeat.
Step 5: Cut out 30 smaller leaves from crepe paper, ranging in size from 1/8″ x 1/2″ up to 1/2″ x 1″.
Step 6: Begin placing the flowers and leaves in a loose circle on a 9″ x 9″ piece of white card stock.
Step 7: Once you have a rough idea of placement, begin gluing the flowers, stamen and leaves in a wreath shape.
Step 8: Fill in any bare spots with the smaller, crepe paper leaves.
Step 9: Insert into frame, wrap, and present to the glowing Mama-to-be.
Floral Wreath Guestbook/Art DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Floral Wreath Guestbook/Art DIY | Oh Happy Day!Floral Wreath Guestbook/Art DIY | Oh Happy Day!
PS – You could also have loved ones send a little leaf with a message to you, if circumstance or distance doesn’t allow them to be at the shower.

Photography by Tim Gibson

  1. Rebecca Lately

    August 15, 2013

    That is so sweet! I love this.

  2. Akshara Vivekananthan

    August 15, 2013

    This is such a lovely idea! I think it would be perfect for any event :)
    Simply Akshara

  3. maggie

    August 15, 2013

    adorable idea, as usual.

  4. Lisette Wolter-McKinley

    August 15, 2013

    Cute collaboration for a group of friends!

  5. Katie

    August 15, 2013

    Super clever!

  6. giulia

    August 15, 2013

    this is so sweet! and it would look so lovely in a baby room:)

  7. YoungMild&Free

    August 15, 2013

    Aw this is too cute! And I think it could work for a variety of events as well. Thank you for sharing!


  8. Becky Kozak

    August 15, 2013

    Oh my gosh that is sooo cute! Would be perfect for a baby shower or even a wedding!

    xo Becky
    Seductive Mania

  9. Hanna

    August 15, 2013

    this is fantastic! I love shower activities that make something you would actually want to keep :)

  10. Julie Blanner

    August 16, 2013

    I love shadow boxes. Very creative and I fits in the decor well. I’ve used shadow boxes to hang jewelry and pin sentimental baby booties to decorate my daughter’s nursery.

  11. Amy

    August 16, 2013

    Ooh I love this! So cute and personal x

  12. meg

    August 16, 2013

    What an adorable idea for a keepsake.

  13. Leith

    August 16, 2013

    What a great idea! One of those do-it-yourself keepsakes that can be passed down throughout multiple generations. Brilliant! – Leith

  14. Tsangtastic by Jenny Tsang

    August 17, 2013

    This is such a great idea thank you! So cute and creative, yet very memorable and definitely a long time keeper, great post!!

    ❤ Jenny Tsang
    – NEW POST: In The Mood For Fall –

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