Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Book Wreath

I thought I would share with you this project I did while recovering from a recent surgery.  I have been wanting to make one of these book wreaths for a while.  While I was holed up in the house, I had to use what I had around.  Here is the supplies:  one cereal box cut into a wreath form, a lot of pages from an old book, and a hot glue gun.


Before I pulled out the pages, I had painted the outside of the pages with my burnt umber craft paint to give it some age.  Next, I arranged the pages in an accordion style and hot glued them on the cereal box starting from the outside working my way in.  Keep a pencil handy to keep burning your fingers to a minimum.

After one HGTV show later, this is what I ended up with:

Okay, now that I see it from this angle, perhaps I need to shift it a little to be on center.  Here is a close up of the wreath.  It reminds me of a flower.


I plan on sharing this at:
Blue Cricket Design
Today's Creative blog
Its So Very Cheri




3 comments:

  1. Your wreath turned out nice. It's funny because I also just finished making a wreath. I'll post mine in a few days.

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  2. I love that you used a piece of cardboard for your base. You just made this project totally free (out of necessity, but whatevs!). Good work and thanks for stopping by to see mine.

    -dani

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  3. It is amazing how we can get so creative with what we have on hand when we are in a pinch. That turned out lovely.

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