11.23.2010

The Gardner Book Page Wreath #2

I made another book page wreath as is evidenced above. However, this one was much much faster so I wanted to share how it I did this one in about an hour versus the other wreath I posted last week which took me about gazillion hours. Or something like that.
With this wreath I opted not to paint the ends of the pages. Not that the drying takes much time really but I liked the rough edges created by tearing out the pages. On my original wreath I used a small reading book so this time I opted for a much bigger book so as to save time! I wanted bigger pages! When you have a three year old running around the house time is of the essence.
You can see here that I did not fold my pages much. Maybe three at the most. Thus the fullness is more spread out and not so tight together. This required less gluing time and reduced the risk for glue gun burns. Have I mentioned before how much I adore old typewriters. Um yes, I think I have. This is our second antique typerwriter that was given to us as a gift. It has the wide paper cartridge and that thing weighs about 100 pounds. No joke. Pick it up and you feel like you are carrying a very heavy piece of industrial equipment. It is super heavy. Enough said.
Quick side note - if you look closely at the picture next to the books you will see a five generation photo. It is somewhat faded and you can hardly see me because I am blending into the white background but starting from the right my father is holding me in my blessing gown. Next to him is his father, next to him is his mother, and next to her is her mother. I treasure this picture.
If you are looking for a fun project to do over the holidays I really recommend this one - especially the quick method I have talked a bit about. They are fun to display and super cheap. This one was under $5.

31 comments:

michelle said...

Another pretty wreath! I like how full this one is with the wider foldings (still love the other too!!)
I love all your treasures and from what I can see of the picture, it is very beautiful and a special memory indeed my friend!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

NanaDiana said...

I like it as well as your other one. It looks quite a bit different...more "relaxed" somehow. Great job on both of them! Happy Thanksgiving- Diana

Debra@Dejarenew.blogspot.com said...

Clever and beautiful!

Deb
http://dejarenew.blogspot.com

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love these wreaths! And I also love old typewriters. We used one as part of the decor at my daughter's wedding!

Jenny said...

It looks wonderful!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love this one! i liked the other, but this one is definitely more me- a little "floufier!"

KaLLeeMaLLie said...

Hey I make those too!!!

Kaitlin said...

I love your blog and would love to see some more how to's!

LuLu said...

i keep telling myself that i'll make one and i still haven't... how i wish i would! love yours
xo,
LuLu

Kacey said...

So pretty! I've been meaning to make one for at least a year. I even have all the supplies! If I send them all to you, will you make it for me? ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Beautiful and full. I love it hanging in the frame.

Linda said...

I love the ruffled look of this wreath~ lovely!

Shannon @ The House Creative said...

Gorgeous! I love how this turned out. I want one. :-)

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I'm with you, Melanie, I like the torn edges of the pages on this one. And simple is always good. ;)


Thanks for sharing and for linking to my party. I enjoy seeing the projects you link up each week.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Love the wreath.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

Your wreath is very pretty!
~ Julie

Pearl Maple said...

Nice!
Enjoyed visiting your blog today full of all kinds of creative inspiration
The wreath and typewriter are perfect together

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Beautiful Wreath ~ Something so Pretty about all the Creations made from Old Paper.... Love it!
Cheryl ~ ZM

Goodnight moon said...

Love this!!!!! Seriously...I keep scrolling through your blog and it is more and more amazing!!!!!!

Rita E said...

Both are lovely ... but saving time is always a plus! Great post ... thanks for sharing!

Lori Lynn said...

Very pretty!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

PS: I'm having a Holiday giveaway!!
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My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I like your version of the book wreath. Thanks for sharing.

-Danielle

Rebecca said...

Love how you paired it with a typewriter!

time-worn interiors said...

I love these paper wreaths, gonna have to make one for myself! Thanks for sharing!
Theresa
aka:TOT

Rebecca said...

I don't know what it so appealing about book pages, is it the color of the paper that ages so beautifully against the graphic type or is it simply the written words... I don't know but I simply love it and your wreath is wonderful
Blessings
Rebecca

Shannon said...

I love this wreath above the vintage typewriter.

gcollins said...

I'd like to know the process of attaching the pages once they are rolled. Thanks!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I typed a million miles on one of these, how fun is this. Love the wreath also. What a great vignette. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love the wreath! I made one (my fist) last week and it was small and I rolled the pages into cones and it was TEDIOUS!! lol I do love it and may even make another one....a little bigger!

Love yours!

Lou Cinda

LV said...

Nice work on your wreaths. They also make for a very pretty backdrop for your vintage typewriter.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your wreath is so charming, I'm all inspired! I adore your old typewriter.

Happy VTT,
Sally

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