Sunday, April 17, 2011

More Shabby Chic Book Wreath Love!

Well, after I finished the bird wreath, I still had a bit of ribbon left over.  I wanted to make another wreath soooo bad, but all the forms I have were too big for the leftover ribbon.  Then, I remembered I still had one wooden ring left over from this thrifting trip:
Perfect size!!!  Instead of a birdcage for this wreath, I printed out a crown from *The Graphics Fairy*, and I used a butterfly instead of birds.
I had to add some flowers and leaves from my stash to complement the flowers thrifted from the Salvo frame, but not too many.
And here they are together:
I think they turned out great!!!  It surprised me how quickly I put them together.  Projects like this usually take me much longer because I mess around on the computer too much work slowly and carefully.  Do you like them?  Or are they too fru fru?

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22 comments:

Trisha said...

That wreath turned out so cute! I'm alittle addicted to make them too :) I just love tearing up book!!

TeenaBugg38 said...

this is darling!!!!

Cassie said...

It's gorgeous!! I absolutely love it!! I have made these paper cone wreaths before but I love the unique middle you made! I am going to definitely try this!!! =)

Anonymous said...

Very pretty! I have a plain book page wreath that's been hanging on my wall for a while now...this would be just the thing to spiff it up a little...love it!

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

Very sweet! They turned out great! Love the blue colour <3

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

I think the rustic-ness of the paper evens out the "froo-froo" of the ribbons and leaves. It looks amazing!

Rachel said...

That is so cute! I love it!

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

So cute! It's such a unique and lovely twist on the plain book wreath!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

this is beautiful!! I cannot believe it is made from book pages! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings.. www.ladybug-blessings.com

Tina said...

wow not fru fru at all - gorgeous really!!!

love the blue with the vintage paper. TFS

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tina
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ChristyR said...

gorgeous wreath!!

kim c said...

girl!
love this idea in its mini form. so cute. i've got a bazillion wooden curtain rings. thanks for the inspo.

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Oh yeah! LOVE them!
:-)

aStarToSteerHerBy said...

so cute! i love the creative use of the paper to make a modern vintage look!

Bibbi said...

Great idea and very pretty!

radn said...

Love the pink and aqua. I love birdcage pic you used in the middle of the wreath.

Cassie said...

You know I love this!!! We featured you today on the Paper Issues blog!! http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-wreath.html

Delightful Order said...

This is so great! Would love for you to link to my delightfully inspiring Thursday Party.
http://delightfulorder.blogspot.com/2011/04/delightfully-inspiring-thursday-party-8.html
DaNita

NanaBeth said...

I love it!In fact the thing I like the most is that it isn't too frou frou!

Gretchen said...

this is beautiful!!

Angel said...

Beautiful!!!!

gail said...

very cute and colorful! :)
thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can
gail