Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s been a whole week since I last posted!!! Time flies when you’re busy. I’ll try to do an update post this weekend on what’s happening behind the scenes as they say :)
Anyway, would you like to see the fall book page wreath I made?
Book page wreaths have been around for quite some time and I’ve been wanting to make one. So I made one last night to relax and just work on something for fun for a change.
I also made a little pumpkin display using mostly pumpkins that I did years ago. I added some silver pumpkins this year which I just painted with an inexpensive bottle of silver metallic craft paint. The crown is a stick on decal. The design on the large white pumpkin is from a rub-on.
I bought two of these gingham fabric pumpkins at Target’s Dollar Spot (these are actually $2.50 each). I took off the raffia and changed the ribbon.
Again, some silver metallic craft paint (splattered these with a bit of black to make them look a bit more like aged mercury glass) another crown decal and more rub-ons.
All the pumpkins.
The wreath too.
I didn’t take photos of all the steps for making a book page wreath since there are already lots of tutorials available on how to make one. But to get you started, this is what I did:
I used a plate to draw a circle on some foam core (I got mine from my daughter who’s an art student but you can get it at Michael’s, Jo-Ann’s, Hobby Lobby etc). You could also use poster board or even a cereal box or cardboard. It’s going to be covered so it doesn’t really matter.
I then used a utility knife to cut it out. I tore out some pages from an old paperback that I had (that I never finished reading because I didn’t like it – but you can find one at a thriftstore or garage sale). I folded the pages in a sort of loose accordian fashion and stapled the ends.
As you can see I drew another circle inside my form and I hot glued the folded pages around that circle and then continued with another circle inside that one and then another one inside that. Staggering the folded pages until the form was covered with pages.
In the center I hot glued a flat coffee filter and in the center of that I glued a pinecone (a pumpkin would be cute too) and surrounded it with coffee filter rosettes. I hot glued some faux falls leaves in various places and some ribbon on the back so I could hang it.
It’s really an easy project and cost me nothing since I had everything required already. It was a fun project for me. The center had me stumped and I tried various things until I decided on the pinecone with the rosettes.
Thanks so much for sticking with me during this busy season I'm in. I only give myself 30 min. in the morning to visit blogs so if you haven't heard from me in a while - that's why. Well...back to stripping wallpaper (oh fun)!
Thanks for dropping by!