Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Paper Wreath using a 'Little Women' book...{tutorial}

This is my first paper wreath, I have been admiring the ones I have seen made online.
I had an old Little Women book that I thought would be perfect for this project.
A closer look...I sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist {you can't tell in the picture}
I will probably put this in Baby K's room.
I got the silver ceiling tin from the flea market...it was love at first sight!
I started with a 10" straw wreath, strips of burlap, hot glue & a book
Just wrap the burlap around so you don't see the wreath form.
Rip out several sheets of the book. 
First fold: {trim off the bottom and make little flowers with it}
Second fold:  {I used pinking shears}
Third fold:
Fourth fold:
Cut a rounded top part:
This is what it will look like at this point:
Pinch the middle to give the petals some shape:
Hot glue to the wreath.  I only did one row of flowers, if I had all the time in the world I would've covered the whole thing!
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  1. JENN~ this is darling, now I am even more bummed we can't hang and create together! I love the tutorial and the pinking sheer look of it! I love the whole display. I have 3 tin art squares, similar to the one you hung your wreath on. Infact my creme colored one might just need THIS WREATH! thanks for the tutorial!

  2. That is too cute! Thanks so much for sharing this technique! It's new to me and I LOVE it! I also love the ribbon! Is it ribbon or fabric that you cut?

  3. I adore your version of the book page wreath! And I love even more that you used the pages of a classic book rather than random pages.

  4. What a wonderful job you did, and thanks for the tutorial. Love the tin behind the wreath. I think the two were meant for each other;-)


  5. I LOVE it! too cute, I've never seen one like this before! and I love the ribbon (is that ribbon or fabric you cut?) thanks so much for sharing!

  6. I love how the paper actually looks like a flower and that tin(?) it is over is gorgeous!

  7. Great idea!! maybe I will try this. New to your blog!

  8. This wreath is so adorable! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial :)

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    ~Michelle :)

  9. That turned out great and I love the ribbon you used!

  10. I LOVE this!! That tin is such a fabulous backdrop and I just love the flowers on the wreath. What a great spin on using pages from books. You are talented!!

  11. I love your wreath better than any I've seen! Thanks for sharing! I am going to make one soon.

  12. CAA-UTE! And one of my fave books. Also love the burlap bird's nest. I featured your L on this week's linky party!

  13. So cute. I love my book wreath it is one of my favorite parts of my house.

    Yours would look adorable in a child's room.

  14. I really love your version, it's so pretty and "ruffly"! Thanks for linking up.

  15. Great project, I'm definitely going to make some of those flowers.

  16. I just love this! So cute and sweet, I think it would look so cute in your little ones room. I bought all the supplies to make another book wreath I saw a few months back but I’m really liking yours…..now I need to decide which one I want to recreate. Maybe I’ll do both!

    Kendra "Domestic Princess in Training"