Monday, October 11, 2010

Book Wreath

I have been loving fall wreaths lately. I especially loved this wreath by MaryJanes and Galoshes, but it was a little to plain for me. I also loved the pages of this book wreath by SimpleJoysPaperie, but overall, it is not my style. So, I combined the two and this is the book wreath I came up with:





Here's how I made my book wreath:

Supplies:

12 inch foam wreath
old book with several hundred pages
2 inch scalloped circle punch
ink pad
unsharpened pencil
glue gun



First I punched out my circles. I used about a third of my book and I think it had about 600-700 pages. I forgot to look.

Then I inked all the circles just around the edge.
ETA: The first two pictures were inked with brown for more of an aged look.  It's not as noticeable as the red.



Once all your circles are punched and inked, you can start gluing them onto the wreath. Place the pencil in the middle of the circle and fold up the edges.



Place a small amount of hot glue on the bottom and then stick it on the wreath.



Keep gluing until your wreath is full. I hung mine by a ribbon hot glued to the back of the wreath.


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29 comments:

  1. I can't believe that, we used to do that in grade school with crape paper, right? That looks so cool.
    Love it!
    I am visiting from All things related.
    Brooke

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  2. This is great. I made one by rolling the paper into cones but I love the texture of the scalloped tags.

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  3. Very cute and full! Love it. I made one, too, but just used cups to trace my circles! Great job!

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  4. I LOVE this! Very cute!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  5. wooza, that is quite a project, thank you for sharing!

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  6. Wow-you are good- that's alot of work but it certainly was worth it-love the wreath-I'm your newest follower-come visit me!

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  7. Wow, it looks so good. How long did it take you? It would take me forever.

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  8. It's so full...I love it!!!! :)

    This is a project right up my alley!

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  9. Great job. I love that it's so full.

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  10. Love your blog-You've won 3 blog awards-come on over to my blog to accept them!

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  11. wow! thats alot of scallop punches! but sooo worth it! i love it!

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  12. I love your wreath! Love the circle punch idea..this is the first time I've seen it done this way and I love it!
    I made one also & its still my fave project I've done!

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  13. The picture at the top of the post, do those circles have the inked edges too?

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  14. This is the prettiest book wreath I've seen! I can't wait to *try* and make this.....

    FABULOUS!

    ~Hugs~

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  15. I love your version of the paper wreath. I have made that butterfly wreath like maryjane, and I make a version of the book page wreath, but I like how yours is different. Inking all those cirlces is craziness though. THAT had to take a while! But I like the added touch.

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  16. I'm visiting from the CSI project, and I LOVE this! Such a cute idea, and I adore the finished result. Thanks for sharing! :]

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  17. What a fantastic project! This is one I am tempted to recreate. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a very Happy New Year!

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  18. saw this on Kelly's blog. Really wonderful!

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  19. i actually loved your wreath - but i gasped when i saw you used "a fine balance" as your paper source (i loved that book!) i hope it was a second copy or you have it on your nook or kindle...again - wonderful job on the wreath.

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm making one with book pages like your rose card stock one. Can't wait to make one with card stock. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm a new follower.

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  21. Love your wreath and I think I am going to try it this week. What color brown do you use? Just any brown ink? thanks :)

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  22. I used the VersaMagic Dew Drop ink pad. The color is Jumbo Java. I found it at JoAnn or Michaels. I actually tried several colors/brands, but I liked this one the best.

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  23. I think it's gorgeous but not sure I have the guts to do that to a book. lol Great job though. :)

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  24. Many libraries have a discard pile...books that are beyond repair. You could ask for one from there, they are going to be thrown out anyway.

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  25. Fanatstic tutorial thank you! I had a lot of fun making my wreath. I've put a link on my latest blog post, we all need to be making these! Mx

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  26. How to you put the ink on?

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  27. I just bought my first hot glue gun specifically to make this wreath. I can't wait to get started!

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