Monday, July 26, 2010

Finished Project

For months, I've wanted to make a vintage paper  book wreath.
I'm not into destroying a good book, but you can get books at Dollar Tree.
If I wrote a book and it ended up at the Dollar Tree, I'd cut it up too.

There are a few tutorials out there, this one:
Jenna de Angeles is the best. Her instructions are easy to follow. And I love a good instructional
video.


For the center I used my fav chocolate grosgrain ribbon and a resin cameo in a brass setting.


You can click on each photo to get a closer view.
It was fairly easy to make just a little time consuming.
Hope you are having a great week!

20 comments:

  1. Absolutely lovely!! Thank you again for the wonderful french goodies I received! I am over the moon!!

    Merci beaucoup mon ami!

    xxoo
    Marsha

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  2. Sooooo PRETTY...love that chocolate ribbon too!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. So pretty...I have not visited you for a while...so glad I did not miss your lovely creation..I adore the brown ribbon. Happy new week to you. xo

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  4. Very cute! (I noticed your clock widget slowed the page load down quite a bit...maybe it's just my laptop?)

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  5. It is gorgeus, so beautifull made,I love the cones are small and not too wide on top---and the browm tones in the ribbon and cameo, makes it a million.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  6. Gorgeous!!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  7. love your paper wreath!

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  8. Lovely. Isn't wonderful that you can make such beautiful things out of simple items? Sea Witch

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  9. That is beautiful ! I just love using book pages for projects ~ You are cracking me up about the dollar tree book :)

    xoxo
    Lori

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  10. It came out so pretty!!! Thanks for the link for the tutorial ~ I have put it on my fall list of things to do!!

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  11. I've seen a lot of these and yours is one of the loveliest!

    xo
    Claudia

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  12. This is a very classy pretty piece!!
    Hmm now I want 'Chocolat'
    Funny crack about the book ending up at dollar tree LOL

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  13. That is gorgeous!

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  14. It turned out beautiful!!! I know...paper, old books, such a shame to see them tossed when they can be made into something so beautiful.

    Here's a fun book I found a couple of months ago with ideas for old books:

    "Playing with Books - The Art of Upcycling, Deconstructing, and Reimagining The Book" by Jason Thompson.

    Lots of fun projects and examples of amazing book art!

    Hugs, Diane

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  15. A paper wreath has been on my "to-do" list for a long time too. Yours is gorgeous!

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  16. I really, really like your paper wreath. It's so pretty and the center cameo with the ribbon looks fantastic.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  17. It's really pretty, the chocolate ribbon is so vintage! Thank you for sharing the source for directions - I'd like to make a paper wreath.

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  18. Oh fun Linda! It turned out great,,,giggle-the dollar store comment...good one.
    Love
    Marcie

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  19. Ahh, I find your book wreath adorable and in some of my favorite colours. Nice job:)

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