Monday, March 1, 2010

Book turned Wreath


I've had it in my head to try some new things for a wreath. I've seen several different methods floating around....the paper bag method, the yarn method, the music sheet method, and the book method. Since I have a self-proclaimed book addiction, it made me slightly nauseous at the thought of destroying a book for decorating purposes. So, I went to Goodwill and picked up a nice, big, thick book I've never heard of so I could tear it to shreds. Of course, I (or my husband, we're both denying it at the moment), misplaced said book and I was going crazy trying to find it. Finally, I remembered a book that I bought but absolutely HATED and decided that would do. After digging it out from the dust bunnies underneath my bed, I started my little project.



First step was to gleefully tear out the pages and cut out some circles (old school method---tracing a cup). I cut out 3 sizes, just ranging from large to small. Then, I had fun using my distressing ink to distress the heck out of each circle. After that it was simply pushing the middle of the circle into the foam wreath ($1 store, ya'll...love that place). I wanted it to be a gradual large to small circle look, but I'm not really seeing it now. Ah, well. After I finished (it was a nice project to do during the closing ceremonies of the Olympics), I thought it needed a teeny, tiny bit more to finish it off. So, the paper flower was made and glued on to the front.


Now, looking at the pics, I wish I would have covered up the green foam a bit better. Either painting it or putting more paper around it. Next time!

Linking to: Metamorphosis Monday, The Persimmon Perch


Sumo Sweet Stuff








17 comments:

  1. Oh. my. gosh. I love that! I want to make one! But I want my book to be in French...hhhmmm...

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  2. SUPER CUTE!! I made a book wreath, but I used the whole page. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you did it this way!! I'm DEFINITELY following your cute blog, stop by mine sometime!!

    Jessica

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  3. Hi Meg...I love your wreath from a book! Going to have to make one someday! Thanks for stopping by and to answer your question. I bought the clock at Kohls several years ago but the movement broke and I couldn't find one to replace it so I saved the clock face and hands but through the broken stuff away...I love it for a great accent.

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  4. I love your wreath! I have so many books I would gleefully tear apart to make this great wreath.

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  5. Cute wreath, one of these would go perfect above my favorite reading chair.

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  6. Looks AMAZING! What book did you use to make it?

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  7. Wow this is amzing. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Lia

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  8. I am going to use the same technique to make pins for St. Paddy's day. I hadn't thought about doing a wreath.

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  9. very fun! I love how it turned out! : )

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  10. You did a great job. You are a lot more patient than I am cutting out all those circles. :)
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  11. Looks great!!

    I'm hosting a giveaway @ my blog! stop by and check it out!!

    http://madebystephie.blogspot.com/2010/03/my-first-giveaway.html

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  12. This is FANTASTIC! I can't tell what you mean about covering the green foam better... it looks great!
    If you're interested, we have a Friday Fun Find party... we'd love it if you'd link up!

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  13. I really like the wreath...what did you use to push the circle into the foam?

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  14. Wow - what a great idea - you could do something similar with kids torn books for a family room instead of throwing them away!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment!
    Sam

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