11.15.2010

The Gardner Book Page Wreath

We have a couple of old rather large windows on walls in our home. The first one is the huge one we put behind our bed and the other one is hanging as you head up our stairs. This one is about five feet by four and a half.
I originally made the fringy fair type banner and hung it along the window but something was still missing. I had been wanting to make one of these paper wreaths and figured I could get one done in no time. Whoa ladies - this took longer than banners and pom poms! But I sure am glad aside from the aching back and burned fingers that I completed it. I am so happy with it hanging on the chippy old window and just below fringy banner. I followed
Living with Lindsay's tutorial
and
thank
her
for
the
inspiration!

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31 comments:

Chelsea said...

I am DYING over this! love, love, love, it, gotta have one!

Shirley said...

Very inventive and unique!!

Suz said...

oh another fab idea for Christmas thanks for sharing and the tutorial link...off the rip up a book lol x

NanaDiana said...

Oh~ It is just the perfect finish for this frame. I love that wreath...and would love to make one too...time..oh...time...Whenever will I have the time? Maybe you could just send me yours? Just sayin....;>) Hugs- Diana

michelle said...

I love it! It looks really pretty on your window with the banner! You have the best chippy windows!! Hopefully your fingers are growing skin back, I always burn my fingers no matter how careful I try to be! :)
Have a wonderful day!

Leslie said...

Wow I love it. And you are right it does look more gray than brown. I guess I better get a babysitter if I want to start mine.

DANA said...

Thanks for adding my link on your sidebar! Love the wreath! Super cute!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'm loving seeing all these wreaths, they are so pretty! I'm a little scared to start one, everone says their hands hurt after, but well worth it might I add!
Thanks for linking up!
Kristin

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such a lovely wreath!!

Robin said...

I love it! I have got to find the time to make one for myself.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it turned out so beautifully! love it!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Your wreath's just perfect for that wonderful window...good job!!

Faded Charm said...

I'm really liking this version of the book page wreath. Great job!

Take care,

Kathleen

Karena said...

Looks great Melanie!! I want to try this one as well!

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kwilter said...

That is darling! It looks just like one Pottery Barn had a while ago. I want to make one. Actually, I want you to make me one!!!

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Mel, it looks great with that old window. I remember when you got it, and love what you did with it!

Terrie B x said...

Oh these are simply `Gorgeous`
Thanks for linking up to PA Blog,
always a pleasure
Terrie
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/

Tara Beaulieu said...

These wreathes are just so pretty, I am seeing them everywhere! I think I might have to try my hand at making one for myself fore Christmas! Thanks for the inspiration!

Vintage French Hen said...

OK, after the holidays I am going to make one. They are just too beautiful to pass up. thanks for the inspiration, Marcia

Brambleberry Cottage said...

You were right, Melanie. Your window needed a little something else. And you found the "perfect" something. It looks great!

Thanks for linking to my party. It's fun to see what you link up each week.

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

freckled laundry said...

Beautiful! Would love one of these for my chippy old window, too. Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Jami

Ozma of Odds said...

...oh yes, I must try this too! I adore how yours turned out and looks so romantic hanging in the vintage window!!
xo, Rosemary

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your wreath is so beautiful! It looks so good with the window as a backdrop.

Cristie said...

That does look like a lot of work! but it turned out great and looks really cool on the old window.

Rebecca said...

Love, love this!!!! It's like fun recycling!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Your wreath looks great! I love it on that old window. I made one using that same tutorial...mine took awhile too :)

April@gingerbreadgirl said...

wonderful:)

Elizabeth said...

so lovely! Would love for you to visit me and link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Cindy Swanson said...

Absolutely LOVE the book wreath...wondering if I can work up the nerve to try making one!
I always enjoy your Life Made lovely posts. Hope you'll stop by mine:

http://cindyswanslife.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

I keep seeing these wreaths and love them... NOTE TO SELF: Make one of these!!!!!! Love it on the window. Hmmmm, I have a window like that... now I know what to do with it. Thanks for sharing. (BTW - Found you on "Yesterday on Tuesday") Hope you'll stop by and visit me as well! :-)
www.debbie-idodesigns.blogspot.com

Megan/Lucia said...

How pretty! This is definitely on my list of things to do! I just started a link party on Wednesdays called Waking Wednesdays, and I'd love for you to share! ~ Megan from Wakinglucia.blogspot.com

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