Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fall Book-Page Wreath

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I LOVE all the book page wreaths people were making a few months ago (I know, I’m a little behind the times). My absolute favorite wreath in blog-land was made by the Paper Princess and shown here. I just never made one because I didn’t think I had a very good place to hang one in my house. But then, Mad in Crafts did a post this week about how she loved Pottery Barn’s use of leaves cut from pages. And that inspired her to dress up her fall wreath a bit, which in turn inspired me! While she used book page leaves as accents in her wreath, I thought it would be fun to make wreath of book page leaves.
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I also added some paint to Mod Podge to add a little extra something to the wreath. I wasn’t too happy with those results until I added the silk leaves and orange bow. Now I love it, and love seeing it when I come home… if only my front door was a color other than white… like black, or red, or…
Wanna know how I made it? Check out my tutorial here.

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25 comments:

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  2. Wow, I love this!! Very creative. I may have to copy you....

    Thanks for the link!!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  3. Very cute... I liked your added touches.
    Have a great day!

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  5. This is awesome! I tried making a wreath with book pages the other day, but my idea just didn't work. Yours looks fabulous!! Thanks for sharing :]

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  6. So pretty! Just love the colors you used and the addition of the silk flowers. It gives it great texture!

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  7. I am definitely bookmarking your tutorial. This is gorgeous! Found you on TT&J Weekend Wrap Up. Have a great weekend.

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  8. I thought it looked a little different from other book page wreaths. What a fun idea to cut out leaf shapes and it goes so nicely with your fall theme. The embellishments and paint really pull the whole thing together. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree! I hope to see you next week too!

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  9. Cute- love it! I really need to get around to making one of these. Your idea makes it perfect for fall. I'll have to give it a try

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  10. Very Cute! Perfect for fall. It turned out great. Thanks for sharing your great project. I will be linking to it.
    Brooke
    thecraftcave.blogspot.com

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  11. This is a really great wreath! So many wonderful fall ideas! I got your link from Friday Finds and I hope you will come visit me as well =)

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  12. This is just what I need. Do you think it's thin enough to fit between the front door and glass storm door without looking too smushed?
    If you have a free moment, I have a new weekly (I hope!) Linky on my blog called Not “Baaad” Sundays with LambAround. I’d love for you to post this :)

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  13. Thanks for all the comments!!! I appreciate you all taking the time to stop by and say something :)
    LambAround--It really isn't that thick of a wreath. I think the fact that I didn't use and actual wreath form helped keep it fairly flat. I'm guessing you wouldn't have issues with smushing :)

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  14. This is too cute for words! I love it. It would be perfect for linking up to our Fall Decorations link up party, would love to have you join in!

    http://texasmonkey.blogspot.com/2010/09/all-about-you-monday-fall-decorations.html

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  15. This is gorgeous! A twist on a popular trend is always so exciting to look at!

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  16. I was just trying to think of something to do with all the old books my hubby keeps buying at yard sales...this'll be perfect!!

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  17. OH I love this, I so need to make a wreath! This is so unique and FAB, thank you for linking up with All About You Monday, would love it if you grab the button and link back to it so others can join in! I hope you come back next week where the theme is all about ribbon but any fun project, craft, recipe, etc is welcomed! So glad I found your blog!

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  18. Very pretty wreathe! I have the stuff to make one, but I haven't yet. Perhaps I shall for Christmas with Christmas music sheets!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  19. I've admired the book page wreaths on several blogs. Thanks for the inspiration. I may give this a try.

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  20. Very cute! I have to say this might be one of my favorite book page wreaths I've seen. Thanks for sharing!

    I'm stopping by from The CSI Project.

    -Meredith @ meredithandmaggie.blogspot.com

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  21. this rocks! thanks for linking up to a crafty soiree... hope to see you back tomorrow!

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  22. I have never seen a bookpage wreath like this before! Beautiful!

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