Google+ House Revivals: Vintage Book Wreath

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Vintage Book Wreath

Here is a book wreath project we've been working on.  The wreath is inspired by the lovely magnolia wreaths we see around the holidays, as well as by the local Japan Town aesthetic.


The colors and style were kept simple, with some Japanese wrapping paper and apple green burlap thrown in for texture.


Photographing the wreath turned out to be a challenge, as we can't put holes in the walls in our building, and natural light was fading fast.


 I love how the different textures work together.

The tutorial is in the works, so be sure to hit "follow" in the side bar, so you will be sure not to miss it!

Have a wonderful weekend!
****Edit****
here is the link to the tutorial for this project -- enjoy!


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32 comments:

  1. This is one I'll definitely be looking for - I love the look of this wreath. Burlap seems to be so popular over your way - hasn't caught on quite as much here, but it's just a matter of time!

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  2. visiting from sns. love your wreath! i think this is one of my favorite i've seen in diy blogville. look forward to the tutorial!

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  3. I am loving this book wreath with the spurts of green! I need to make a book wreath very soon!

    Thanks so much for sharing in the Free for all party!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  4. Ooh. I love the square shape and the mix of media you chose. Just lovely.

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  5. I am looking forward to your tutorial ... the wreath is gorgeous, i love the bit of bling around the green burlap

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  6. You have soooo many ideas up your crafty sleeves. I'm astounded!!

    Sarahx

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  7. This is so gorgeous -- amazing!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  8. I can't wait for the tutorial! I have a vintage atlas I've been dying to do a wreath with.

    --Flannery @ threesisterz.blogspot.com

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  9. I love this idea! visiting from under the table and dreaming. what did you use underneath? it looks square?

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  10. I love it, so gorgeous:)))
    Thanks for stopping by, hugs Biljana

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  11. OH I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!! I'd love your input on my crafts!

    http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/

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  12. This is so beautifully done ! Love the colours.

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  13. That turned out GREAT! I love the leaf shape.

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  14. This is gorgeous. I love the shape and texture of it. Nice work!

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  15. Gorgeous - love this!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  16. Lovely wreath!!! Really wonderful. I've been working on a book paper project also for the holiday! I love the look of print!

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  17. Amanda, I love the new twist you put on the book page wreath. It's gorgeous and very eye-catching. Thank you for sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

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  18. This is so pretty...love the pop of green!

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  19. I am loving your upcycle book ideas! I have some fun ones as well from last week. Come for a visit and I'll show you at http://iheartdigiscrapping.blogspot.com/2010/11/upcycling.html

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  20. Its beautiful! The different textures creates so much depth.
    Kathy

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  21. I'm glad you put this together. I've been thinking of a book page wreath like this. I love that you used magnolia leaves.

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  22. Thanks for the visit, I didn't scroll down earlier to see your "book star!" AWESOME! My boys can't come home for Thanksgiving either they have to work, they are both in college in Texas. At least they have each other (their roomies). I don't know where the time went either! I was a stressed out mommy running around with my head cut off just yesterday. Now I just am a worrier.. lol. Did I tell you, you are my new favorite blog?

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  23. This is gorgeous! I would love to have you link this up at Trendy Treehouse!

    http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2010/11/creative-share-blog-hop-turkey-cookies.html

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  24. Yet another twist on the book page wreath! I ♥ it. Great job Ÿ

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  25. This is a great new take on the book page wreath. Thanks for sharing. I'm about to become your new follower so that nothing is missed.

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  26. Love the wreath! I am a new follower and like your blog content and purpose....a great idea.
    Come on over and enter my give away. Would like to meet you and have you as a follower!
    Thanks!

    Smiles and Blessings,
    Nancy

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  27. LOVE all of your projects! So beautiful! I hope you'll come back and link them back up in the crafting/sewing area on Funky Junk's SNS. I've just had to remove them out of the burlap linkup. Sorry! :)

    Donna

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