1.06.2011

my paper wreath

I love paper.  This is not an exaggeration.  Among many things about paper, I love its endless possibilities, it can be a place to doodle, or a lovely decoration.  Hence, my paper wreath.  There are many paper wreaths and such on the world wide web.  My paper wreath is a little different, but it turned out to be a perfectly subtle statement.

Here are the details...
 {supplies} foam wreath, circle punch, pins, distress ink, oldish book, glue, ribbon, spray paint (optional)
 {cut out a BILLION circles} {stack them and distress the edges}    
 {glue circles all around the wreath (I used glue instead of pins for this part because I had more control around the edges)} {fold a circle twice, push the pin through, fold a circle in half and stack it on the same pin (repeat for extra puffiness), push the pin into the wreath, do it again, and again , and again, AND AGAIN.}
 There are about 100 pins in my 12 inch wreath.  Paper, paper, paper...
I am also thinking this would look cool done with maps or other colored papers.

6 comments:

Gloria said...

Really like how this turned out. I bet you could paint, then seal it with a spray sealor, modge podge, or something that would allow you to hang one on an outside door too.

Karen hornsten said...

Beautiful idea. I think sheet music flowers, or even hearts or circles cut faith my Big Shot would make this wreath pretty. Red and black are striking. Maybe red hearts and black and white music sheet circles? Thanks for the great tutorial and ideas.

buggalcrafts said...

Saw this on All Free Christmas Crafts - the only thing is that my momma taught me to respect books and it has stuck so much that eventhough I deeply WANT to do one of the cool crafts I've seen using books, I just can't bear too! I keep hoping that I will find a book that is just soooo outdate that the only good use for it is to make a craft with it!

Grandkat2 said...

What about using newspapers - I don't like destroying books either. :-)

Catherine said...

I think it would be cool with sheet music!!

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