I've been doing a lot of blog hopping lately and finding crafts in the shabby chic style that I just love. I just happened to have all the supplies in my stash. Love it when that happens!
Let's see what we are making today:
A holiday wreath! Just like you see in those expensive home decor magazines. A-hem.
Gather your supplies.
2. Styrofoam wreath form. (Maybe) I ended up using card stock.
3. Adhesive. Don't use rubber cement. Regular ol' Elmer's is perfect.
5. Ribbon. I think I used about two and a half feet. You'll need more if you want to tie it off in a nice pretty bow.
Next, put your ribbon on the form. Trust me, it is so much easier to attach ribbon at this point in the project than later. I looped mine through the middle of the wreath form and tied it off at the top. I wasn't concerned about a nice pretty bow. Mostly because I am a terrible bow maker and I just didn't want the hassle. The ends just hang. Loose ends? Who cares? Letitgo!
Tear the pages out of your book. Let out that aggression! It's fun! My book was just shy of 200 pages and I used all but about 20 of them.
You will need to roll each page into a cone shape and glue. It can be a bit tedious. Just remind yourself, "It's worth it, It's worth it!" Then you will adhere each cone onto the wreath form in a circular pattern (did I really need to say that?). Once you have a layer of cones, you will want to do another layer (or two, depending on your wreath size and particular aesthetic) but stagger them to help fill in gaps.
When you try this project, let me know how yours turned out. I'd love to hop on over to your blog and check out your masterpiece!
Happy crafting! Counting it all inky joy,