Sunday, December 19, 2010

It's a book, it's a wreath, it's VINTAGE!

I'm a lover of books. I'm sure I've said that before, so this craft was a little taxing on me.

I had a friend who sent me the link to this little ditty a couple weeks ago.

I wanted to try it, and I had previously seen it done with books.

I searched Goodwill for sheet music, and found NONE, but I did find two old books, one with red speckles on the ends of the pages, so into my cart they went. $.50 a piece!

I brought them home, and they sat on my craft table for weeks. I was too busy making teacher gifts, cookies for an exchange, etc. Life got the best of me.

So, last Sunday I got all the stuff out. Of course I was short on chocolate covered ribbon, so the wreath is a hodge podge of 3 different kinds of ribbon. Who will know right? (Well, except for all of you who just read this...)

It looked so pretty and I thought, THIS WILL BE EASY. HA!

I went through a gazillion hot glue sticks. (That's right, a GAZILLION!) and I think each time I went to roll up the page from the book, it came out differently. The wreath also seemed to be growing.

Really people, it's HUGE!

So, little by little I worked my way around the wreath form. I didn't take any pictures, I was too stressed with the rolling!

This is the end result, and I'm hanging it my living room, with the cool Y hook I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance (Y for Yoder if you didn't already know that). I plan on moving my wooden boxes of books (you know, the ones that move around my living room, like, constantly) underneath the wreath. Kinda poetic don'tcha wreath, books...well, you get my point.

So, I'm headed off to a family Christmas soon, and that's all I'm gonna say about the wreath.

Enjoy your week. May your hearts be in the right place this Christmas season!


  1. I bet you burned yourself quite a few times too. That always happens to me when I hot glue. Love it. Looks really great on that cute hook!

  2. It looks great! I cheated and just bought two! :) I love the addition of the little "flower" on yours.

    Happy holidays,

  3. Turned out great! I tried to do one of the coffee filter ones - but I didn't have the patience or the pain tolerance. I kept burning my fingers on the hot glue!

  4. I love your wreath - especially w/the caute scrap flower! I too have supplies sitting - for BOTH types (coffee n sheet music) but can't find time or enthusiasm. Ditto Shiny Brite ornament wreath. Can you tell I have way too much craft crap? ;-) You inspired me tho ~ Thanks!

    Wish I had words of wisdom on egg production. Your way yields more. :-( Providing a light on a timer is the best trick I know. I've heard they need 14 hrs... We'll probably try hatching some out this summer or just buying more chicks in the spring and making soup!

    Hope your Christmas is wonderful!

  5. Very pretty. And the size is good. It'll make a real impact that way.


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