Using books and/or their pages within give me an inexpensive, creative outlet for my decor. I acquire a great number of books (old, new, used, and abused) through auctions. This past summer I hit it big with hundreds and hundreds of books. I sold some through flea markets, some through Ebay, and will soon list some in my Etsy shop. So what do I have left? Let's say lots of opportunities for crafts and projects.
I wanted a wreath made of book pages to display with my Classic Country decor. Click here to see the before and after of my room makeover. I really didn't want the cone shape for a wreath, but one with a softer effect. Now I could have figured it out myself, but chose to take a quicker route and do a google search. I found a great tutorial at Living With Lindsay. I put my own twist on it and came up with this.
Now if you want some great hot glue burns...go for it. Proceed with caution...this is dangerous. It helped when I gathered each page with a twisty tie from my floral supplies, then hot glued each page to my wreath. I varied the folds and lengths of my pages. I also used a book that was already starting to yellow so I did not have the extra step of aging it. I used a straw wreath that I had in my stash so this project cost me no money.
And see the dried roses? Those are the flowers I wore for my daughter's wedding last year. The perfect touch!
Linking up with:
Second Time Around Tuesday
Trash to Treasure Tuesday
Get your Craft On
Toot Your Horn Tuesday
Visit these blogs to see more inspirational ideas!
Thanks for stopping by!
Living it up at Lakewood,