Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I Believe Angel Wing Book Page Wreath

If you follow my blog, you already know that I like to reuse and recycle to make things new again.  Well, this was just what I did with this project.  I've already made a book page wreath and the process is shown here, but I've tweaked the process and went with this.



The inspiration came from a picture I saw on Tumbler.  I also saw it in Pinterest and various sites on the web so I felt it was destiny for me to make something similar.  


I had left over materials from previous projects that I incorporated into this.  
To make it I cut out two pieces of cardboard in the shape of wings.  I also cut out an oval center.

I ripped a few pages from an old literature book, rolled these up and stapled them onto the cardboard following the flow of the design.  I did this for both wings.  Once the wings were covered, I added glue to the edges of the paper cones and sprinkled glitter onto the glue.  

While the wings dried I started on the center part.  I used burlap to cover up the cardboard.  I just glued it in place and used puff paint to free-hand the word "believe" in the middle.  I then fringed the edges of the burlap to give it an old rustic look. 

I let everything dry over night and then I attached all the pieces together using another
piece of cardboard cut to the size of the entire surface of the wings and center piece.  On the back of this I attached a hanging string and hung the whole wreath using those plastic stick up hooks that everyone uses at this time of year.

If you're interested in making something like this there are so many inspiring ones out there.  Here are a few:


http://livingwithlindsay.com/2009/11/librarians-please-avert-your-eyes.html

Book page wreath
http://www.mybackyardeden.com/2010/04/yet-another-book-page-wreath.html


http://inspirationnotebook.wordpress.com/category/crafty/page/2/







http://secondstoryview.com/2009/11/15/diy-book-page-wreath/#wpcom-carousel-808

Nydia 8)

I linked this over at

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