Friday, February 18, 2011

my version

Book page wreaths are like snowflakes.  No two look alike.  All are beautiful.

{top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right}

Of course book page wreaths aren't anything new - they've been floating around blogland for quite some time.  There are many versions.  It was created, and it's been recreated.

I tend to save my Pottery Barn catalogs.  The goods inside are just too pretty to throw out, and recycling doesn't exist in our complex, so I feel bad tossing them in the dumpster.  I had at least a dozen PB catalogs stacked up, and a few months ago I finally figured out what to do with them - and no, I didn't get rid of them - I reused them!   Needless to say, this was a project that had been set aside for some time.  I needed a good couple of hours to start and finish this project, so I was glad when Callan went to bed early the other night and then took a good long nap yesterday morning because I have been able to check my version of a book page wreath off of my project list.  Happy me!

What I love most about the way my wreath turned out is that it reminds me of a dahlia!  Dahlias are simply gorgeous and I love that my wreath reflects their beautiful form.  How lovely would it be to make a wreath out of nothing but shades of pink - from tutu pink to fuchsia!  Hmm... if I could find enough pink paper, I might just have to add that to my list.  That would be such a fun way to welcome Spring!

{white dahlia, pink dahlia}

I don't think I could be any happier with the way this wreath turned out.  I love the texture...and the interest it adds to the room.  Have you made a book page wreath?  Share the link if you have - I'd love to see your version!

Wishing you a fun filled weekend!


  1. Oh I love it. Great Idea. Of all the ones I have seen your is one of my favorites.

  2. Wow, I'm super impressed with your wreath!! It turned out gorgeous! And you're right, it really does look like a dahlia. Love it!

  3. oh chick it is seriously gorgeous! love it! your blog is so fabulous! i am a fan~

  4. I love your wreath more than all the others I've seen! Seriously!

  5. lOVE lOVE lOVE this!!! I love your blog you have so many cute wreaths and ideas! I love your new house! Paint is going to be it's new best friend! I just see the potenial in your craft room and that hutch! Holly ba jee bers! I say yellow and glaze all the weay! Or Maybe heriloom white and glaze then the walls mustard yellow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh man can I come help! Any hoots I'm your newest follower and would love you to check me out!
    much love and many blessings!