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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fall Book Page Wreath

Are you lovin' the book page wreaths as much as I am?

There are so many variations which are all fabulous, the hard part was choosing which style to make.

I settled on the accordion fold.

The most time consuming part is folding all the pages!

I started with a cardboard circle (use any cardboard you may have lying around the house, perhaps a cereal box). Trace a circle on the cardboard with a dinner plate and then use a smaller plate to trace a circle inside your dinner plate circle.

Your inner circle is the guideline, glue the book pages around the circle with the edge of each accordion folded page on the inner circle. Go around again gluing pages in all the spaces to fill out the wreath. I then cut 2-3" off my remaining book pages and kept gluing them on, making the wreath fuller and fuller until I was satisfied with the look.

I mixed up a strong cup of coffee (because by this time I needed it - just kidding) dipped in my paint brush and lightly touched the edges of the paper to give them that aged look.

For the center I dipped about 10 coffee filters in the coffee, squeezed out the excess and then put them in the oven (170 degrees) for a few minutes to dry out.
Once dried I scrunched them up to wrinkle them more, then nipped them in the center (so they formed a triangular shape) and glued them down one by one to the middle of the circle. The paper star was something from my stash but you can get creative with what you put in the centre!

I decorated the wreath with artificial fall leaves, acorns, ribbon and a cute "Fall" super mini pennant that I made with scrapbook paper and twine.

All in all I'd say this project cost me about $1-$2 dollars, tops, since the book was something I was going to throw out.

I'm thrilled with how it turned out!

Imagine, Improvise & Invent



At September 9, 2011 at 10:39 AM , Blogger Maria Matter said...

Sarah, this is beautiful!! so creative!
Thank you for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays, this week!

At September 9, 2011 at 10:45 AM , Blogger Ashley Tremaine said...

Oh this is so beautiful! Great job!!

At September 9, 2011 at 11:41 AM , Anonymous Chrissy said...

Super cute fall wreath!

I'm hosting a link party right now, & would love it if you stopped by & linked up!

Chrissy @ ForMamas

At September 9, 2011 at 2:16 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

This is so perfect for autumn! I love the acorn details. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

At September 9, 2011 at 3:22 PM , Blogger KimMalk said...

Hi Sarah, I love all of the crazy texture on your wreath. I'm adding it on my FB page. :)

At September 9, 2011 at 5:15 PM , Blogger Jenn Erickson said...

I've seen a lot of book page wreaths in Blogland, but yours really stands out for its originality, style, creativity, and beautifully translated seasonal flair.

So glad I saw your link-up at "Just a Girl".

Jenn/Rook No. 17

At September 10, 2011 at 5:09 PM , Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Sarah! Love your wreath with it's style, texture and creativity! It's different and very smart looking.

I would be delighted for you to link up to Potpourri Friday currently in progress! You would be a wonderful asset! Hope to see you!

Incentive! There is a giveaway!

At September 10, 2011 at 9:34 PM , Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Thanks, Sarah, for being your wreath by 2805 to visit!

I am so pleased that you linked to Potpourri Friday. Your participation certainly makes the party more successful . I appreciate you and hope you will make this one of your regular stops each week!

At September 12, 2011 at 10:33 AM , Blogger The Autocrat: Haley said...

Wow! This is awesome! You did a great job!!

At September 12, 2011 at 12:03 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

That's so lovely! I love fall decorations. Maybe I'll try to make a wreath inspired by yours this weekend.

At September 12, 2011 at 12:14 PM , Blogger DearHelenHartman said...

Wonderful - we are doing a haunted library theme for our Halloween party so book page and book decor is just what we need!

At September 12, 2011 at 1:25 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

How festive of you! :) Love that you used book pages!! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays!!!

At September 12, 2011 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Ellen said...

This is adorable and I just the fall pennant banner, such a sweet touch.

At September 12, 2011 at 4:45 PM , Blogger annies home said...

this is an awesome looking fall wreath

At September 12, 2011 at 4:58 PM , Blogger Karena said...

I love this. Thanks for sharing.

At September 12, 2011 at 8:34 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Oh I have to follow you. I'm not this creative but love seeing what creative folks like you can put together..and this is extreamly well done...

At September 13, 2011 at 12:34 AM , Blogger Leslie said...

What a fun wreath! I love all the texture and color!

At September 13, 2011 at 12:47 AM , Blogger Joni Nickrent said...

This is amazingly awesome! love it! Tweeting too! POP ART MINIS

At September 13, 2011 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Tara said...

This is fantastic!!!

At September 17, 2011 at 1:26 PM , Blogger People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

Sarah, This is cute, clever and creative! And it looks easy enough for me to try.

I'm your newest follower! :)

At September 20, 2011 at 10:24 AM , Blogger Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured, so stop by and grab a brag button! Also, this week's link party is up and running, so don't forget to link up!

At October 15, 2011 at 4:52 PM , Blogger Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

This is such a fantastic idea!!

I LOVE how it came out! So clever!!



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