Sunday, November 15, 2009

Paperback Book Wreath


Here's an idea for an inexpensive gift for a friend, especially one who likes to read. Lindsay at Living with Lindsay has a great tutorial on making a wreath from a paperback book- and she warns librarians to "avert your eyes" as she tears up a book! It's a simple project, time consuming, but simple! All you need is a paperback book (I used about 275 pages), a little paint (I used copper acrylic) a styrofoam wreath and a glue gun (I used 2 extra long sticks). Here's the one I made this weekend:As Lindsay suggested, I went to the Dollar Store for the paperback book and the wreath, and I aready had the paint and hot glue sticks - so, it cost me a whopping $2.00 to make, and a few finger burns from the glue gun - so I should have followed Lindsay's suggestion and used a "glue pencil" to hold the pages while the glue dried! Go to Lindsay's blog to see a quick video.I think I am going to spray mine with a bit of glitter spray, because everything looks better during the holidays with a bit of glitter!

I am joining Metamorphosis Monday for today - Stop over there to see other great transformations....and It's so Very Creative - some more great ideas!

12 comments:

  1. Patti,
    I love your wreath. I saw this on Lindsay's blog and loved the idea of using book pages. Yours turned out great because it's so nice and full. I think it will look gorgeous with glitter!! How much time did it take? Have a great weekend.
    Jane

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  2. Hi Patti,
    I soooo want to make one of these wreaths!!! Yours turned out great! Thanks for the tip on the adhesive backed photofabric, the whole time I was working on that I was thinking, "now why don't they make this stuff with an adhesive backing?". So glad to hear that they do, I will for sure look for some for the next project!

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  3. Wow! What a pretty nifty idea! Thanks for sharing, Pat!...Christine

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  4. I saw this on Lindsey blog as well and I am working on one with a TWIST. I hope you will post to my Its So Very Creative party
    Your new follower
    Cheri

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  5. I LOVE IT. You did an awesome job. Thanks for sharing the idea and results with us!

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  6. i do love these wreaths that keep popping up! nice job.

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  7. This is agreat wreath project! I think a little glitter is definitely in order. :)

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  8. Yes, I saw her blog and video. I seriously thought of making it....but then I realized I didn't think the black and white would look good in any of my rooms. I am still considering!

    http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

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  9. It looks FAB! What a great project. Oh yes glitter would be neat.

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  10. Hi!

    I thought this was a great idea! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  11. Patti I too hit the Dollar Store!! I have not made mine yet!!! Wish me luck!! You did great!
    Mama Holli

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