Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Popular "Paper Wreath"...with a "Twist"

Hello friends, I've been out of the loop for a week or so because of the Flea Market Under Glass Event...which in "Blog Land" appears to be a LONG time! I'm not sure if I'll ever catch up with all that you very busy and creative people have been up to!!!

I gave you a "Little Peek" at this wreath last week before the show...and I thought I would share a few more details this week...

When chatting with Sue about what types of items she was looking for for her space, she specifically requested these recycled magazine flowers...

And I found this very helpful tutorial here...Alamode Stuff Blog.  It was very clear and helpful...thanks!!!  (I however only did 5 petals instead of the 6 in the video example.) 

One of the other items Sue had mentioned was sheet music wreaths...which got me thinking...why not switch it up a bit and try recycled magazines??? So here's what I came up with...
First I did a search on the good old internet for "Sheet Music Wreath"...which as you can imagine, I had an assortment to choose from.  I ended up using this one at Primp.  Another very helpful "How to" :)

At first I decided to try all "greens" in my magazine know like a "real" wreath...

And I ripped and rolled...

And hot glued...

And layered and hot glued some more...

I wasn't really thrilled with the "all green" look so I went back to my magazines and looked for an assortment of brightly colored pages and added a second smaller layer to the middle.

Then I wasn't thrilled about the unfinished looking middle...and that's when I got the idea of adding the brown kraft paper rosette....which I LOVED!  Yes, I did the happy dance, you've all been there right???

So there ya have version of the Paper Wreath...

And since I was at it, I decided to try one with sheet music and book pages too.  I used full sheets of music, so this one was huge!

I strategically placed the book pages to the front so the chapter numbers would show...just for fun :)
This one sold on Saturday at the show to a very nice couple.  And they were thrilled, which made my day!!!

Have you tried a paper wreath yet?  If so, would you do it again?  (They are time consuming aren't they???)  And did you add any unique "twists"?  Just curious...

Hope everyone is have a good week...I hope to catch up with my blog reading soon!!!  See you then :)

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  1. I love your wreathes! Both the "colored" one and the b & w. And that rosette is priceless!

  2. I've been making those flowers by the boatload lately! I just know they will be perfect for my daughter's wedding somehow! And I love your magazine wreath. Looks so springlike! I've made a book page wreath (a little different than yours) and they are very time consuming but so worth it!

  3. Hi Laurel,
    I love the music sheet wreaths...I made a bunch at Christmas and starting making more today I was missing them so much. Yes,,,they are so much work, but also so addicting!

  4. I love how colorful it is with your version. I know it's alot of work but totally worth it.

  5. Both versions look great. The one is color is really nice after the black and white. Very cheery for spring!

  6. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower. Hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home on Monday for More The Merrier Mondays Link Party.

  7. Thank you for your sweet comments! I love your version of the pretty and colorful! What a great idea...thanks for sharing this!

  8. I love this wreath! The colors are so cheerful and happy. Thanks for sharing how you made it!

  9. very, very cool! A great way to recycle and the colors, at first glance,make the wreath look like its made of fabric. I get a lot of magazines and think I will give this a try!

  10. CUTE! Dying to learn how to make the paper roses..... Would Marie Osmond know how?? :-)

    Warm blessings,

  11. Beautiful recycling project! Pinning!

  12. Awesome way to recycle magazines that would be put in the garbage can. You took something useless and made it into gorgeous art. You are awesome.

  13. Hi, I know this is almost 2 years later but I also saw the sheet music wreath first and that's also where I got my inspiration. I did my wreath out of a pages from one of my historical romance novels. I only did it a week ago, just to see if it would work with regular glue until I invest in a good glue gun. And I am very happy to say it did. The only thing my girls and I weren't crazy about, was the smell of the glue awhile afterwards. Even a week later, you could smell it good on the wreath, oh well, lesson learnt. But overall, I really liked the way it turned out!

  14. I want to make one of writing, the other graduating from light pastel to darker like the color wheel !

  15. These are fantastic! Im gonna give em a try! Cute blog and I am now following on FB.
    Visiting from Funky Junk!

    Shelly -


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