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Eleven Twelve :: Project Six
Now I'm even confusing myself. Whose idea was this, anyway???
So here's what I have for you today. Again, not super original, but I've been wanting to do a book-page project for a while. I'm also in need of some cute Halloween decorations. So I thought I'd whip up a book page wreath.
Now, I thought and thought about how I wanted to do it. And I like to use supplies that I already have on hand. I went searching the internet for some inspiration and found this post from Living with Lindsay which was EXACTLY what I had in mind. Rather than posting a tutorial for you here, I'm sending you to Lindsay because I think she NAILED it (and because her pictures are way better than any I could hope to take).
Props to Lindsay! Here's her wreath:
I also used a foam wreath and book from Dollar Tree.
And while she painted the outside of the pages, I dipped each individual page in tea and quick-dried them in the oven at 300 degrees. If you attempt this, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE keep an eye on your pages. It's paper and fire, people, and it will burn. While I like the effect and it wasn't too terribly labor-intensive, if I do this project again, I'll use Lindsay's method.
And here's my finished product.
My book pages are a little "tighter" than hers. I'm actually not crazy about that, because you can't really see the words on the pages very well.
I also wanted to add the BOO lettering, but 1) didn't want the letters to be permanent - so that I could use this wreath year-round (picture it with some cute red hearts at Valentine's Day...cutie cutie cute!) and 2) I didn't have any chipboard letters on hand and didn't want to run out to buy some. So here's what I did:
Cut the letters out of plain black scrapbook paper and glued regular ol' sewing pins to the back. I'll tell you what - my glue gun was plugged in for, like, 12 hours straight that day. It was maybe the best day of my life. :)
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