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Making a Newborn Wreath Prop

Newborn Wreath Prop

When setting up newborn sessions with clients, I tend to have a little something that is special just for that baby’s photos. Recently, I made this wreath prop to use for a little girl’s newborn session. I thought it might be helpful to other newborn and child photographers for me to share how I put everything together!

I purchased everything (but the wire cutters) from Michael’s during a great sale period the other day – who could pass up 50% off all flowers?!? Not this girl. Anyways, once home and my children were napping, I starting getting my craft on. I stacked two of the Grapevine wreaths on top of one another so that the actual nest area the baby would be in is deeper. This helps give some depth to the final image. Then, I started cutting the flowers off of the wire stems using a heavy-duty wire cutter from my husband’s toolbox.

Now that all of the prep-work is done I am able to start placing the flowers around the wreath. I decided to start with the lighter purple flowers and evenly arranged them around it. I simply stuck them in the vines and did not use any sort of glue as I wanted to be able to switch it up later on. After the lighter colored flowers were placed, I started mixing in the darker purple flowers. The key is to do what looks good to you. This time for this baby I arranged them evenly around. Next time I may arrange them in such a way that there is a focal point on a particular area of the wreath. Because I didnt affix the flowers in any way, I can switch them out for a different colored flower or greenery… or even moss!!!

Stay tuned for a blog that includes the final product in use with a newborn.

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  1. I love this tutorial! This wreath is going to look beautiful in your newborn photography sessions! I’d love to meet up the next time I’m in Williamsport, PA!

    1. Author

      Thank you! Yes!!! Let me know when you’re in the area and we can meet up!

  2. The wreath is absolutely stunning! Best, and most ingenious, photographer in all of Williamsport, PA!

  3. I love shopping at Michaels and Hobby Lobby! Looks like a wonderful wreath for any newborn session! Are you local photographer located in Williamsport PA?

  4. You are a talented photographer and crafty?! I love this DIY newborn prop tutorial! Thanks for sharing your secrets! I wish I was in Williamsport so that I could learn more in person!

  5. Oh, I just love this tutorial for a newborn wreath! I’m actually not far from Williamsport PA, and would love to use you are our photographer sometime!

  6. LOVE this tutorial! I am not so crafty! I wish I were!! I wish I were closer to Williamsport PA!

  7. Great tutorial! I am so glad there are such talented photographers out there that are willing give such great tips. I wish I was closer to Williamsport Pa.

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I’ve always wondered how to make this! Williamsport PA is so lucky to have you as a photographer!

  9. This is so helpful for newborn photographers and also maternity photographers making floral crowns! I can’t wait to see what beautiful sessions you use this for in Williamsport PA.

  10. Quick question how big was the wreath. I have got 16” (40cm) one and not sure it’s big enough.
    Many thanks

    1. Author

      Hello! The wreath I managed to find was at our local Michael’s craft store and it was listed at an 18″.

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