As long as I can remember I have always decorated to the max. I see others who have a very simple style and I adore it, but for some reason I have never been able to accomplish it.
I started a book page wreath some time ago and never finished it. Today I decided to finally get er done!
Here it is in all it’s simplicity. . .
I wanted it to look elegant but simple.
I found the vintage ornament at Star Mill Antiques for $1.50.
The shear silver ribbon I bought at Thanksgiving Point. For now I have left the tails really long. May trim them when I decide where it will end up. But who knows, maybe not. I’m kind of liking it.
I made a few rolled book page wreaths a couple years ago, but this is kind of a fun twist.
Simple and easy:
I cut 4” squares out of an old book. You will need 75-80.
I covered my Styrofoam wreath form with inexpensive paper like ribbon. This helps to hold the pages better and not melt the Styrofoam.
I poke my finger into the center of each square and then scrunch it up.
I press it onto the wreath and hold for a few seconds. You can crease it in a little more if it needs it after it dries.
When it was finished I sprayed the entire surface with Elmer’s spray adhesive and gave it a dusting of glitter. I lost some of it when I turned it over to add the ribbon. May need to give it a second dosing. I should have been patient and let it dry better.
The ornament is time worn. . .
But ho how she sparkles!
Did you notice that I chose to put the more faded side to the front?
p.s. If you haven’t joined me at Share Your Cup please do!
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