Friday, October 8, 2010

Childrens Book Wreath!

Can I just start by saying that I LOVE this wreath!! I have been thinking about doing this for some time, and thought I would just stop thinking and start it!! This is a gift for the most wonderful teacher Ashley. (Heather, you don't count, you are awesome too)

Warning: If you are a librarian, please turn away now.

I started with the wreath foam from the dollar tree, glue gun, childrens books ($0.49 each at the thrift store) and ribbon (not pictured.) I later added some grungeboard letter and ink from my craft stash.

I cut the pages out of the book, and into 4x3 inch squares.

I used a pen to form the paper into the shape I wanted
Then added some glue and started applying them to the wreath. (this take a LOT of time, so be patient)

Here is the beginning of the process.

Here it is after I added the ribbon.

And WALA! There you have it, a Childrens Book wreath!!
I should also tell you that I got thebook wreath idea from
Thanks for looking!!
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Amnah said...

Awwwww, that's cute. Might try this with the word "read" instead. Thanks for sharing.

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

I don't think I could bring myself to rip the pages out! I've even bought books that are falling apart with the intention of removing the pages for art or whatever...but I can't do it. It's really cute though!

One Thrifty Chick said...

It was hard to rip them out... but I did buy them at the thrift store and they were in pretty sad shape! My kids would NEVER let me touch theirs.. but this is so cute in the Book Nook at school!

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