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!
Enjoy!
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19 comments:

  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!

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  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?

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  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.

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  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;-)

    Blessings,
    Jilly

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  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!

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

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

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

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    ~Michelle :)

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

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  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!!

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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  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"

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