Friday, March 9, 2012

Crafty Pants Friday {8} Book Page Wreath

Pin It I have seen sooooo many adorable wreaths made with book pages or sheet music, and I had to have one. I love them. They're so unique, and as I discovered when I made mine, its not exactly easy. I mean, its not hard. Just time consuming. You have to have some patience. So if that doesn't sound like you, or the type of project you enjoy, then this project wouldn't be for you.

Of course, it would also depend on how big the wreath is. If you did a small one, it probably wouldn't be so bad. But I did a 14 inch wreath, so it took me a while. But I loooove my end result.

Isn't it fantastic?! I used a tutorial that I found here. Now, don't worry. I didn't use some literary work of art. I used some cheap book, and I even read a little of it to absolve my guilt over ripping it up.

I have a bit of a dilemma though. I'm not sure where to put it. The spot that I originally had picked out for it doesn't really work. The wreath is too big. So right now I have it hanging on a wall next to my kitchen. And it looks pretty good...

See? Large and in charge. But like I said, I used a 14 inch wreath form. I plan on making more in different sizes as well. But I'm thinking now that I might hang it in my sons room above his book shelf. We shall see.

I have so many ideas in mind for making these wreaths with words. They are just so neat to look at. And have I mentioned before that I may be a little *obsessed* with wreaths? Cause I am. My husband may have to hold an intervention at some point... But until then, there may be a wreath on every door in our house (not really, but that would be kinda cool, ha!)!

Well, that's about all. Enjoy the rest of your Crafty Pants Friday! Spring Break is calling my name!

Oh, and I love wreaths.

Until next time....



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Miss Gracie's House said...

That does look like a lot of work...but, oh, so cute!
Thanks for stopping by!

Megan said...

thanks for linking up to Make it MOnday! I've shared your link on the Brassy Apple FB page! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is fantastic...I have a bit of a thing for wreaths too :)
Cas x

Erin said...

This is so cool! It makes me wish I had more wall space! :-)


Mary said...

My mom used to always say "Books are our friends."

She had no idea ...

Thanks for the peek ~
Mary @ Sea Quilts

Speedy Lady said...

I love the wreath you made-- so cute! I am a wreath-a-holic. :)

Debbie @ OtRD said...

I love this, so simple and beautiful!!

Kathryn Pepper said...

Cute wreath! I love the book page look. Thanks for linking this up to Cutesy Monday!


Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

This turned out SO well! I love the dark edges! Have a fun Spring Break! Thanks so much for sharing at our Uncommonly Yours link party! Hope to see you next week!

Take care,


Katie Goldsworthy said...

Beautiful!!! You did a nice job on this!

Thanks for linkin it up!

@ Creatively Living