Sunday, August 26, 2012

Book Page Wreath

I had decided that this fall I wanted to do some projects with book page leaves.  I started with a wreath.  I had a straw wreath that I pulled the moss off of and recycled for this project.  I first took strips of burlap and wrapped the whole wreath.  When the wreath was wrapped I just pinned the burlap in place.

The perfect ribbon for the book pages seemed to naturally be a black and white check.  I wrapped the ribbon around the top of the wreath to create the hanger.

To attach my book page oak leaves I needed a "vine.'  I just created it with pipe cleaners.

I took the oak leaves and just taped them to the pipe cleaners.  I created the oak leaves from a child's coloring page.  You could simply trace a real oak leaf and get the same effect.

I really like the texture and pattern of the book page leaves.  It's neutral but definitely portrays fall.

 Sherry
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32 comments:

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a cute idea! I love just about anything embellished with book pages. This is just adorable and I think I need to make one!! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm pinning it.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

This is darling!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

This is so great! You are so creative :-)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I really love it and seems so easy to do! I'd probably trace a real leaf since they are starting to fall already:)

Shirley said...

I love this Sherry,
So creative and I love the color of the ribbon. It looks wonderful.

Carol said...

This is such a charming wreath! I love all the elements!

Smiles,
Carol

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Gosh you are so clever. How do you find time to craft? I just try and keep up with the house and garden and animals and never seem to have extra time.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh that is so cute!
I think I have everything but the straw wreath form... I'm sure I could improvise. I'm thinking I'll do something different for a fall wreath!
thanks so much for showing it.
Pat (via SSS)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love this book page leaf wreath idea!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

ain't that darlin? clever indeed.

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

How cute and fun for fall decor! I like it a lot!

lynn said...

so very cute and charming, sherry!

the cape on the corner said...

this is so perfectly fall, i LOVE it!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

This is such a sweet craft. I love anything even remotely related to books! So cute for autumn!

bj said...

Really cute and perfect for autumn.
Love it, Sherry.

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

this is amaazing!

Jan
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Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

So very pretty - I've got to ask it - wasn't it hard cutting the delicate leaves out? So perfect for autumn! I like it's elegant simplicity! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Sherry said...

No, cutting the leaves out isn't a problem. I just sat in my chair watching Lost.
Sherry

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Sherry! What a cute wreath! Clever idea with the book pages, it could be called a "Fall" into reading wreath! *winks* Thanks for sharing! Gina

SweetPepperRose said...

Cute! very nice touch with the page leaves ;)
JoAnn

Jann Olson said...

Sherry,
I love your wreath. Like you say simple, but oh so cute. Anything with book pages is right up my alley. Would love to have you share it with Share Your Cup Thursday.
hugs,
Jann

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love this wreath so adorable!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

I LOVE the book page leafs! Your wreath is gorgeous. Visiting from Fox Hollow's pin party and I'm thrilled to pin this one!!

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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Hilani Ellis said...

Love, Love, Love!!! Found it on Fox Hollow Cottage, pinning it!

ournextgreatadventure said...

I love the gingham ribbon & how it works with the book page leaves. Gorgeous!
Sarah

Meegan Fast said...

I just pinned your wreath!! I really love the charm and sweetness.
Thanks for sharing!1 I LOVE to use book pages :)
Have a great evening!
Meegan
What Meegan Makes

Alicia Manzano said...

This is just darling! I love it! Pinning now! And I may have to do this, asap! ;)
Thank you for sharing :)

Alicia @
How Charming, Zeeuh!
http://howcharmingzeeuh.wordpress.com/

Stacey said...

Oh how cute! Did you cut those leaves out freehand? Just love it!

Lori Young said...

This is sooo cute and clever!!
I love it!! ~ lori

Jann Olson said...

Hi Sherry,
Just wanted to let you know that I am going to do a Fall Feature post next week on Share Your Cup. Your wreath will be one of them. I love it! Thanks so much for linking up.
Hugs,
Jann

Miss Kitty said...

Oh so cute! It is perfect for this time of year...not full into Autumn but with a touch of Fall inspiration to get us in the cooler weather mood (when it decides to get here!)

Panier de Zazou said...

Superbe cette idée. Je l'ai mise dans ma sélection Pinterest concernant les couronnes de noël :D. tu peux voir l'article ici: http://www.panierdezazou.com/mon-choix-pinterest-les-couronnes-de-noel/ Merci de l'avoir partagée avec nous! A plus.

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