Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What Can You Make From Cardboard, Old Book Pages, and Coffee Filters???

First Book Wreath

Close-up of Center

Second Book Wreath, a little different

Side View of Second Wreath
I found a wreath made from book pages that I was impressed with on "Living With Lindsay".  I loved her idea, but wanted to put my own twist on it.  I also saw some paper flowers, no tutorial, just a picture, on "Style Me Pretty", that I liked, so I went to work.  I figured out how to make the center flower, and got a circle of cardboard, actually out from under a frozen pizza.  I cut the book pages from the book with an exacto knife, rolled them into cones, taped the ends, and began to hot glue them around the outer half of the cardboard, and when I made an entire row, I placed another row between those of the first row.  When that was done I applied my two toned, bleached, and unbleached, coffee filters by hot gluing them to the back of my cardstock flower.  Then, I cut a small square of burlap and fringed it a little, and applied it to the center of the flower and topped it off with a vintage button.  I then glued the flower to the center of the wreath.  At first it sat too far down in the middle, so I found a small box, a jello box to be honest, and covered it in white paper, and glued it in the middle and glued the flower to that, so it wouldn't sink down too far in the center.  It's about 2 1/2 ft. across when finished. 

I love this project because it has a very organic look, it is reusing items that might normally be thrown away, and it is very inexpensive, yet looks beautiful.

3 comments:

  1. Love this and It would be great if you would link it over at my Upcycled/repurposed/ recycleable linky party: http://tinyurl.com/upcycled26

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  2. Wow - looks like a lot of work, but love the outcome. Great job.

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