So it seems like I am loving this craft thing too much. I have been eyeing this book page wreath tutorial by Emily at JonesDesignCompany for some time. I have seen a few others out there, but this one is my favorite. Well, I think anything that Emily does is my favorite. She is incredibly talented and everything she does is so tasteful and beautiful.
I folded the pages in three. In the tutorial, they are more rolled up then folded, which I realized after. However, my obsessive, methodical brain could probably not handle them not being perfectly folded. I kept the rough edge on the outside.
I then glued a layer all the way around. This is now the back of the wreath.
Then I flipped it over and did the same thing on the other side.
This picture below shows the front layer and back layer.
For the next layer, I did not cut the book page, I just layered it lower so I would have an overhang in the center.
I folded this layer into the back of the wreath and glued it. This just made the center of the wreath appear neater.
The next few layers, I cut the folded papers and just kept layering until desired fullness. I was actually surprised at how many layers it took. I then filled in any empty spaces with more folded papers.
I glued a black satin ribbon to the back.
Just a warning, insane amounts of glue were used for this lovely wreath. Beware, hot glue can get very hot. I stuck my hand straight on freshly placed glue. I have 3 blisters, this one being the worst.
And here it is, it is much more tailored then the original. Like I said earlier, I am a little methodical and didn't realize how loosely rolled the original one was. This also the reason that it took so many layers.
Here is the original from the tutorial.
I love this wreath. I love that mine ended up being unique in its own way. It's actually probably more 'me' than the original. I tend to see things in straight lines. Thank you Emily for your beautiful tutorial.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are starting early. We will be having dinner tonight at my parents house, as my sister has to leave out of town for a wedding. I love this holiday. So many things to be thankful for and so many blessings in my life.
***Edit post-I joined a linky party at Centsational Girl