Sunday, September 12, 2010

Book wreath...

Ever since I saw THIS over at Dejavu Crafts, I had to try to make one myself. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

I didn't get out today because of the football game (GO TEXANS!!! Way to beat the Colts!!!), and I was so ready to try this since the boys were playing and I had some time to myself. Learning from making this one, I would definitely do a few things differently.
  1. Cut smaller/skinnier loops. It would have been more tedious, but I could pack them closer together and get a more defined shape like the picture at Dejavu.

  2. While I like the look of this one, I would love to try a much bigger one with magazine clippings for that big pop of color.

  3. I would not use a glue gun. I burned myself about 5 times with this one either with the glue or the gun itself.
Anyway, I love the random, fluffiness of it. It doesn't have to be perfect...because nothing in life is perfect, no matter how hard we try.

Here it is, hanging in the niche in the entry way. This is a closeup of the loops, cut from a book that I have had for years and no longer wanted.


  1. oh my gosh! how cool :) come on over and link up to MMM !!!

  2. Oh wow! I really, really love it! I have book wreath envy. I think I'm going to try it. I have a bunch of magazines that I collected for a different project, but this might be what they get used on.

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday. I can't wait to see what you link up next.

  3. is very beautiful!!!i like it so much, i think i'm going to try one:-)

  4. I think it looks beautiful and fluffy! What would you use next time around as an alternative to the glue gun?

  5. This is absolutely precious! I'm adding it to my craft list right now!

  6. Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I hope to see you again this week :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions