Monday, February 28, 2011

Book Wreath

This gorgeous wreath caught my eye when I first saw it here.   I absolutely loved it.  I followed the easy tutorial on her site and got started.  It took longer than I imagined.  I used two and half books for this project. The rosettes are made with two pages each.  It makes them look fuller.  The books I used were left here in our house when we bought them.  They are very old and the pages were a little brittle.  I did check if they were valuable before I started ripping out pages.  Would hate to find out later that the books were valuable and I had ripped them apart.
Love how it looks~
I used a white styrofoam wreath base.  I wish I had covered it in paper or ribbon before  I started gluing the rosettes on.  There are a few small spots where you can see the styrofoam.  Live and learn.  The end result is still beautiful and I am happy with it.

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10 comments:

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Ruth,

I saw the original and the tutorial and how many more rosettes it took than she thought..I applaud you for making all of those rosettes. It looks great!

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Adrienne said...

Oh wow! You are a better woman than me - I would have gotten bored and given up! I love it ~ very pretty

tracylaf said...

Thanks for checking out my blog! I LOVE this wreath!!!! And I know what you mean about the white foam...I too, did the same thing when I made my coffee filter wreath! It looks great anyways... It's ok to be a little "imperfect" every now and then! :) Great job!

Sachiko said...

This is so pretty and romantic! Thank you for your nice comment about magagine feature, I am very excited!

stitching under oaks said...

wow...that is amazing. beautiful job!

Mary Ellen said...

I love these wreaths but it looks so much like too much work!!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Ruth,

Thanks for stopping by for a visit...I have some old jars from Canada {possibly spice jars} that I've put buttons in...The ladies that are into collecting the German Glass Glitter are putting it into old shakers..that's really pretty.

Talk to ya later...
Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

dennise said...

This is truly beautiful. I don't think I have the patience or talent to do this! I will be having some back surgery soon, and think maybe this would be a good project for me when I am in the recliner recovering!

Jen said...

I just made one of these last week! So fun, aren't they?

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Hi Ruth, This turned out fantastic. I just adore the tint to your pages - it gives the wreath a fabulous look. Thanks so much for including the link back - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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