Thursday, February 17, 2011

Finished at last!

 These book page wreaths have been around forever, and I finally have mine done! It was not a matter of finding time to finish it - because these really go together quite fast - it was more of finding exactly what I wanted to put in the middle. I decided to make mine on a cardboard circle instead of a wreath form because I was going to be hanging it on the wall and well I had cardboard and I did not want to go to the store.
 I rolled by book pages at a little bit of a angle to give it the pointed ends. I like the way it turned out.
 This is one that my friend Amy made at our craft group. She used a wreath form and just rolled her pages. she left the torn side out to make it look a little bit more rustic looking.
 Here is her finished project. She did get a big fat ribbon to hang it up with.
 And here is mine when I was almost done. And I was almost done for about 3 months. I would just sit there and look at it trying to decide what I wanted to put in the middle. I got the idea to roll my pages at an angle from the Pleasures of Homemaking. I really liked her wreath, and I loved how she used coffee filters in the middle. I just did not make to make mine seasonal like she did, I wanted to have mine up year round.
I finally decided to use the coffee filters in the middle and then I got a letter G  - for my last name - and modge podged some paper onto it and inked the edges a little bit. I then inked the edges of the coffee filters to help them to blend a little bit more.

I used some of that fabulous blue floral fabric that I used on Thing #2's apron to hang it up with. And we have a finished craft! You got to love it when you finish one of those projects that have been sitting around for a month. Well I actually had it hanging up with nothing in the middle ever since I got it all glued together. Do you have any projects that you are just waiting on that last minute inspiration to finish - or just need to pick up one more thing from the store (in my case that would be the one thing I always forget when I go to the store)? I would love for you to share with me what you are working on endlessly. ;)

Have a great day!

Don't forget tomorrow is Fantastic Friday - I cannot wait to see what you have all been up to this week!
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21 comments:

  1. Hi Jen!

    That came turned out just beautifully! Good job! I really like the initial in the center!

    Manuela

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  2. Very cute idea! i am your 101'st Follower! ♥

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  3. This has turned out great, worth the wait!

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  4. I love how you rolled the paper at an angle...looks great!

    I came by from Fancy this Fridays:)

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  5. I love it!! I want to do something like this and think your version is adorable :).

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  6. I love these wreaths...I'm gonna have to try making one of my own!

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  7. looks fantastic, you have way more patience that I have!

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  8. Stunning! I love the way this wreath looks! I'm a new follower and look forward to your posts!

    Jodie

    www.lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com

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  9. Love this! I just made a book page wreath too, I did mine with spiral flowers though. But yours turned out great too. I love to see people's different takes on things, even when they use the same items.
    http://lovin-life-piersons.blogspot.com

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  10. Oh goodness! That is soooo me! If I could tell you how many projects I have laying around half finished...or worse I have all the supplies but haven't gotten around to it yet! Ugh! Glad to see you finished yours it looks great, and I love the idea of using cardboard. It's way cheaper and reduces waste! Clever girl!

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  11. Very sweet! Love the graphic nature of this!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  12. I love these wreaths!! And the G in the middle... Awesome personal touch!! :) Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays!! Number 1 spot even! ;)

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  13. I love this. It came out great! The letter in the middle totally completes it. I am your newest follower! Have a great day. :)
    http://humblehomemaking.blogspot.com/

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  14. love these- have yet to make one for my home :) great job!!
    esp love the letter!
    saw your post that was before mine @ Tatertots & Jello :)

    www.lifeasapepin.blogspot.com

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  15. Love the wreaths! The letter in the middle is super cute! I love monograms.

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  16. I love this! I'm so into wreaths lately!

    {Heather}
    love2sisters.blogspot.com

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  17. This is pretty cool :). Thanks for linking up. Hope to see you next Monday.

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  18. You have been featured at CraftOManiac, thanks a bunch. Winks-Jen

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