The design of the Laurel Wreath, or sometimes called an Olive Wreath, is classic and perfect for the holidays. I wanted to whip up some place setting name cards for the Thanksgiving brunch we are hosting this weekend but was having trouble finding a usable image of a laurel wreath. I use PicMonkey to edit my photos and they offer some overlays with wreaths currently being one of them.
Here are the How-To Steps if you want to make your own wreath (pick your color, size, design, etc) using PicMonkey.
1. First thing you will want to do is open up an image to create a blank slate. This can be any image since we will essentially just be adding a white box over it to cover.
2. Select the Butterfly Icon which are the Overlays.
3. Choose either the rectangle or square image.
4. Choose your background color, I wanted white.
5. Enlarge Overlay to cover the entire picture
6. Merge the overlay to the photo.
7. Save this to your computer, I like to call it blankimage.jpg to use in the future
Now you are ready to create your wreath
8. Click on the Snowflake Icon (Themes) & Winterland
9. Choose the 'Wreathery' tab
The Basic options are free but the Royal ones you need to pay for the monthly access to PicMonkey. I actually like the Basic ones better, at least for the traditional Laurel Wreath design I had in mind.
10. Click on your favorite wreath and it will be added to your blank image
11. Re-size the wreath and change the color as desired. I like to make it pretty big so it will not lose clarity no matter the size of the project.
12. Save - I prefer to make one at a time and then save them as JPG file so they can later be easily added to a word document for formatting & printing as needed.
I've made up a few different ones if you want to right click on the image and save to your computer:
I'm so glad I found these on PicMonkey. Easy to create and endless options! Have fun creating & crafting - let me know if you have any questions and I can try to help!