Sunday, March 4, 2012

Memory Lane - Book turned Wreath

Well, you all know that I am "with child" and that the "child" should be coming very, very soon.Since this is the case, my mobility is quite limited and so is my crafty ambition. I have tons of projects just being stacked to the side, waiting for the time when I can bend over again, inhale paint fumes and use a power sander to my hearts content. Ah....can't wait.
Anyway, I thought I'd start a little "Memory Lane" series so some of my new followers and new Pinterest lovers can see what kind of project started on this little blog. Here is one of my favorites:


I've seen several different wreath 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' that place). I used the end of a pencil and dabbed a bit of hot glue onto the bottom before shoving it into the wreath. That helps it stay super sturdy.

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 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.

I noticed that the green foam was showing through quite a bit so I got my white craft paint out to cover it up. If I did this again, I would probably do this step first. But, I love the wreath and even though it started on my black mirror, it is now hanging out by my front door.

It's a fun, versatile wreath and so easy to make! I love it.


  1. Meg I love this! Gotta pin it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. Great look, love it and so well done.

  3. I love your wreath. Thank you for sharing. ~Kelly

  4. Great wreath Meg! Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Hugs and wishes for a lovely week ahead. P.S. The new giveaway has started!


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