Tuesday, March 15, 2011

book page wreath

i found this great tutorial for how to make a wreath from a book. i won't reinvent the wheel, so you can go here to see it. it's a great step-by-step, with video even!

now, all my fellow bibliophiles out there, don't worry. i used a free trashy novel that i got from the fair last year. it was so bad, they had to hand it out for free. and i didn't need to get past the cover to know just how bad it was.

the only thing i did differently, which made it so much easier, is that i made my paper curls, then stapled the end together. so i got a lot of little paper curls ready and then hot glued them to the wreath.

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after looking at my photo, i see that i need to fill in some texture on the left side. but i'm still pretty darn happy with how it turned out, and i can fill it in later. oh, and you notice the few pages that are a different color? it's important to make sure you have enough pages in the book you're using. i didn't, so i had to fill in with a different book. but the good news is you can't tell so much about the color difference in person as you can in the photo.

i hope you like it!

4 comments:

  1. You crafty person you!! Would it work to spray paint it a color or would that make the pages wilt?

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  2. Oh I have been wanting to make one of these. Sigh, some day, SOME day.
    Thanks for your sweet comment about our wedding. It wasn't so fun going through the calling off of our original plan, but I am glad it happened the way it did. God's plans were greater than our, and of course still are!

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