Monday, January 10, 2011

letter "wreath"


I have seen book page wreaths popping up everywhere and I have to say I LOVE THEM. Back in the fall I made my own take on them by cutting the book pages into the shape of leaves.



I loved it, but wanted something more for year-round. I wanted to try something a little bit different. So I came up with the idea to mod podge book pages onto chipboard scrapbookng letters (which have been sitting in my craft area for like 4 years!) Then put the together in a wreath of sorts. I just used foam board for the wreath form. I traced around a couple of sizes of plates and cut it out with my exacto knife the spray painted it a nice dark brown.

Then I traced and cut and traced and cut and traced and cut..... you get the idea. That part took forever! And I Mod Podged all those little letters with book pages.


Then randomly glued them all around my wreath form. Is there anything hot glue can't do?


I just used a scrap of fabric to hang it on the wall.


All in all, I haven't decided if I love it yet. But it is filling a previously blank spot in my office. I'll live with it for a couple of weeks and then decide for sure. I do know that it didn't really satisfy my want for one of these...


You can find the tutorial for this at Living With Lindsay

17 comments:

  1. I'm a new follower, found your blog through JAG. I love this wreath, as I am obsessed recently with all things "wreath" related. Cant wait to try this!
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  2. I actually like this wreath, and I'm not a big wreath person, I love how it's so different, yet, not.

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  3. Stumbled upon your blog via Tatertots & Jello, what a creative wreath! Hope you will link up to my new blog bash on Sunday. I am also a new follower! :)

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  4. This is soo clever! What a darling year-round wreath!

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  5. OMG! You combined my two favorite things-letters and wreaths. I'm in love! Please share at my linky party today :) http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  6. I am a teacher and love this wreath. I will be making one to put in my classroom or maybe my scrapbook nook or maybe...
    Visiting from Under the Table link party.

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  7. I know that took forever to mod podge all those letters but the result is fantastic, I love anything to do with letters!!

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  8. Thank you for linking up to the K.I.S.S. blog bash. Hope you share more of your creativity next week also.

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  9. Just wanted to let you know I featured you today, so come over and grab a button if you want :) http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

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  10. Really super cool! I bet you could "hide" a message in there. The letters look thick, like they're mounted on cardboard ..??? Anyway, it looks great! And so non-typical. Thanks for sharing ... I'll be linking. And please come join my party anytime!

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  11. Oh my goodness...it's hard to choose! Thanks for sharing these great projects.

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  12. I think you did a great job on your wreath. That had to be a LOT of work! Very creative for sure.
    thanks for linking up!
    gail

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  13. Saw your wreath at the Nester's - love the book page numbers! Very fun!

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  14. Love all your different wreaths. So cleaver.

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  15. What an adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a happy and blessed Labor Day!

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  16. This will add to my math wiz kiddo's inspiration! :)

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