DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages}


I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings.


Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute. {with a much lower price tag}

Materials Needed:Foam Wreath Form
Recycled Book Pages
Lots of Hot Glue
Ribbon to Hang


The full step by step tutorial I posted last year can be found {here}.
Basically you layer three book pages together and draw a spiral circle. Following the guidelines, cut along the spiral shape.


Starting with the outside of the spiral, roll the paper inward to create the flower shape.


Give the wreath form a light coat of white {or light color} spray paint to help camouflage any see-through spaces. Hot glue each individual paper flower onto the wreath, making sure to put them as close together as possible.


It seriously takes quite a few roses to fill the entire wreath, however I think the finished project has such a unique look.


{Simply Lovely}


Total Cost ~ $1
{The wreath form was the only thing purchased as I already had the recycled book, hot glue and ribbon}

I’m off to shop at one of my favorite stores today, Pier 1 Imports. I can’t wait to report back my findings later on in the week!

The Sunday Showcase Party starts tonight! I can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week. {if it is anything like the past couple of weeks, I know we are all in for a treat} Plus, there is a fabulous sponsor this week I can’t wait to introduce!

Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start ~ Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. This is so pretty! At first I thought, ugh – looks like so much work, but it seems like something you could do pretty mindlessly, like when you’re watching a movie?

  2. I love this -I may need to try it.

  3. This is so gorgeous. I’m currently obsessed with rosettes and may have to give this a try! How long did it take to make? It looks like it would take forever! Have a great weekend!

  4. Really well done and great departure from the expected in this type of project. Great job!

    Laura of Finding Home

  5. SO creative…as always! It is beautiful Stephanie! Looks like a lot of work but well worth it like you said :)

  6. love it!

  7. It looks beautiful. I love it. Great tutorial. Hugs, Marty

  8. Wow! This is gorgeous! I’m sure it took a while to roll all of those roses, but well worth it. :)

  9. Beautiful. Enough said..gonna try it – hope you don’t mind.
    tammy

  10. It’s beautiful!!! I may have to go find an old book to make one. I’m just not sure I have the patience for it.

  11. It sure is pretty! But also looks like it will take sooo long. Do I have enough patience?

  12. That is absolutely the most gorgeous thing ever. You’d pay a fortune for something like that in a store. Seriously, you continue to amaze me!

  13. LOVE, LOVE this project. My only problem, having just discovered your blog last week while home sick from work, is that I no longer want to work — I just want to make practically everything on your site!! You’ve given me enough ideas for a ton of gifts –thanks so much!

    Nancy

  14. I think this look is stunning

  15. Stephanie Lynn, that looks fantastic!

  16. It so beautiful!! How long did it take?

  17. Magnificent!
    Truly a labour of love I tell ya, cuz that is one heck of a job cutting out all those rosettes!

  18. What a lot of work, but so beautiful! Way to hang in there and finish it!

    Cindy
    xo

  19. Oh my gosh!! this is simply gorgeous.. Can I please post this tutorial on my blog.. and link back to yours.. Its an amazing idea.. and I will surely try it this year.. :-)

  20. That’s an amazing wreath! I love it! Looks beautiful! Did you hide the back with ribbon?

  21. oh my stephanie lynn! that is gorgeous! i want one! love it!

  22. So beautiful!

  23. That’s a whole lot of rolling! Well worth it, it’s BEAUTIFUL!
    {Rebekah}

  24. WOW! looks beautiful!

  25. Sooo cute. I love it!

  26. That is seriously gorgeous! Well worth the time to make all the flowers!

  27. Very Beautiful! An amazing job!

  28. Holey book wreath! So original and amazing! You put such a wonderful fresh spin on the idea. I bow down to you, inventor of new creations. This ROCKS.

    Donna
    http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

  29. That is so beautiful. You did an amazing job and I love the look. The cost totally rocks too. Have a great weekend.

  30. Gorgeous! Does the weight of the paper matter? Should it be a thin paper or just any old book?

  31. Lovely! Great idea :)
    Regards Grete

  32. Great texture and I love how full it is!

  33. Love that! It turned out so adorable and for $1.00! Can’t beat that!! Have fun shopping, they have lots of wonderful things!

  34. Oh, it is so lovely! Looks like alot of work! Great job! :)

  35. that just takes my breath away! I LOVE IT! It’s officially added to the project list! Thanks for the tute!!

  36. OMG! That is just beautiful. If I had my dream library, I would want to hang it in there. I am going to have to add it to my project list too.

  37. Holy Moly!!!!! That is AWESOME!!!!

  38. Really, really pretty!

  39. Oh my goodness — your wreath is beautiful. What a wonderful idea!

  40. I am obsessed with this — it is gorgeous!
    I really want to try it. If you had a moment, can you tell me how long it takes, if certain types of recycled books are better than others, and how hard it is for someone who is crafty but not super skilled?
    Thank you!!!
    This is the best thing I’ve seen in AGES
    Jenny
    http://www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

  41. Wow! This is so fabulous it has my head spinning! I love paper flowers and I am dying to use book pages for something! Thanks for sharing.

    Kisses!
    Emily
    WhipperBerry

  42. Your wreath is beautiful, love it:@)

  43. that is a beautiful wreath! I don’t think I have the patience to do one of these! great job!
    gail

  44. Hi Stephanie :0) I am a brand spanking new follower of your blog….I ran over here from Michelle Underwoods blog to see this amazing wreath! I am in love!! Looking forward to browsing the rest of your blog and seeing your amzing craftiness!!!

  45. Oh, wow. Beautiful!

  46. That is so pretty. I’ve tried making those paper roses and mine look terrible!

  47. I just started making these paper roses today. I agree that I thought mine looked a little crazy at first, but they look really pretty when they’re all together. I can’t wait to make the wreath!

  48. You truly have a gift to take simple things and make them amazingly beautiful.

  49. Beautiful!!!

  50. Ok, you have to tell me. Did you add a little glue as you went? Mine are “spinning out” if I let go of it even slightly.

  51. Love love LOVE!! Reminds me of one I’ve been coveting for a while now, but even better! Thanks for the great tute!

  52. This is my favorite wreath ever..Love it! I would also be curious as to how long it took you to make it. Thanks.
    Hugs, Sherry

  53. Wow!! I’m speechless. Or not. ;) This is the prettiest wreath I’ve ever seen. It’s just gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!

  54. I love this!! It’s so elegant!

  55. So cute…I saw the wood shaving version and like this better. I will be doing this for sure. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!

  56. Oh, that is one of the most beautiful wreaths I have ever seen! I so want to try this! It is such an amazing idea! :)

  57. C’est magnifique !! Bravo !!

  58. I have a box of old books a friend gave me that I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with. Now I know! Thanks for the tutorial!

  59. Hi Stephanie Lynn,
    This is an absolutely beautiful wreath! I don’t know if I have the patience to cut out all of the paper flowers but I think it would make a great project to do when I’m watching some of my favorite TV shows. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Jane

  60. Interesting,simple elegance!

  61. This turned out great! I’m making a red one right now, but I love the book flowers.

  62. This is absolutely STUNNING! I can’t thank you enough for showing/telling us how to make our own. I just love this!

    Corinna

  63. Oh my gosh – this is stunning! I think I’m going to try this. I need to get myself a new glue gun – mine was lost a few moves ago. Any chance you could post a tutorial about those gift toppers? I’ve always wanted to make beautiful gift toppers – they look so fancy! – but the one time I tried, it looked really crummy. I’d love to see how you did it! :)

  64. Gorgeous wreath!!!
    I was thinking of making something with book pages. How many pages do you think it took to make all the roses for your wreath?

  65. This is absolutely amazing!!! Truly stunning!!! I love everything about this project, it’s elegant, economical, and eco friendly too. Very clever!

  66. GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for showing how to roll the flowers.

  67. This is so beautiful! You’re amazing! Now I want one too! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  68. Nice job…looks like this took a long time to make! Well done

  69. gorgeous !!!!!stunning !!!!!!!!

  70. SO CREATIVE! Love your awesome idea to create this beautiful wreath. I saw it on Met Monday @ BNOTP and had to comment. Check out my design site, SAS Interiors…be inspired and become a follower!

    ~Jenna
    http://www.sasinteriors.blogspot.com

  71. Stephanie,

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Your tutorial is great too. Thank you! I think that I will try a small one of these.

    Shelley

  72. Amazing! Really. Just amazing. Do you know about how long it took? And how many pages? I’m guessing about 200 “roses”, so 600 pages? And a two-movie project? he he

    Aloha,

    Charlie

  73. Your wreath is just stunning! I’ve been making paper roses, but with a different technique. Can’t wait to try yours! Thanks for sharing!!

  74. This is gorgeous. I love making these rolled roses. I think they are beautiful on this wreath!

  75. Just found you on oneprettything. This is so amazingly gorgeous! I just made one of the “basic” book page wreaths as a gift-I made need to try this next-thank you for sharing.

  76. This is really fantastic. Love it – thanks for the tutorial. (Found you via One Pretty Thing :-0)

  77. Visiting from BNOP. This is so beautiful! I am looking for wreath ideas and I really like yours a lot.

  78. Being a book collector, I finally made a wreath by rolling the pages. But I will definitely have to try this out. Thanks so much for sharing!

    ~♥~
    Kristal

  79. This is gorgeous! I love it! What a wonderful change on all the book wreaths I’ve seen around!

  80. Okay, this is so good. I have a bunch of old books and sheet music and I could use those paper flowers for almost anything. Love it!

  81. What a beautiful wreath! I LOVE finding ideas of ways to use book text, and this one is fabulous! I’ve made my first rosette this morning … with many more to complete in the near future, not knowing if I’ll have the stamina to do enough for an entire wreath, but they surely will make wonderful package adornments, if not. I’m linking to you, and LOVE your blog! Thanks for the inspiration ~~ Jeanne

  82. Simply Stunning!!! Thanks for sharing … I’ve posted a link.

  83. That is just beautiful. I’ve never seen anything like it!

  84. Your wreath is beautiful! What a creative idea!

  85. great tutorial! I am definitely making this one :)

  86. Oh, I LOVE this, thank you for sharing it!!

  87. Ohhhh…it’s beautiful. Thank you for showing us how do make it because I’ll definately have to!

  88. Fantastic and so simple

  89. Absolutely fabulous – I’m truly impressed!

    Dropping by from Metamorphosis Monday and am wishing you a lovely week.

    Marie @ That Girl Can Cook!
    http://thatgirlcancook.blogspot.com

  90. I would love to try this and as I just received my new phone books for the year, I was wondering if you think the flowers would work just as well with recycle phone book pages? Do you think they would hold up well to the glue and whatnot?

    Thanks so much,
    Sharon
    [email protected]

  91. I absolutely love this idea! It is so beautiful and classic. I’m glad you re-posted it. I just don’t know if I’d have the patience to actually make this!

  92. Why am I so obsessed with wreaths?! This is completely gorgeous!

  93. Wow! I absolutely love this–do you think it could be done with newspaper? Perhaps with 4 or 5 sheets at a time…

  94. Wow, that is gorgeous!!! I’m not sure I have the patience to make it, but it is beautiful all the same… :)

  95. I’m in love with your roses! I’m definitely going to have to try this. Thanks for the tutorial!

  96. This is beautiful, thank you for sharing! I have been on the search for something for my back door (on the inside)…

  97. I love this idea and I always wanted to know how to do the rolled flowers. Thanks to you, now I know how! Great job! Keep up the good work!

  98. *THUD* Oh my goodness!!! This is the most beautiful wreath I have ever set my eyes on!!! I must try it out for myself. I hope I have the patience. ;) Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  99. It’s such a beautiful wreath! Thanks for sharing!

  100. Ahh beautiful! Can’t wait to make this – how did you hang the wreath? Like where does the ribbon hang?

  101. Gorgeous!

  102. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! SO WANT TO MAKE THIS!! Where did you get wreath forms for a dollar? I have checked all the hobby stores as well as dollar store and they don’t have them and the hobby stores are at least 6 bucks!?

  103. I am always on the hunt for a good wreath…I wish I were a wreath gal, but I’m not. I have found ONE in the past three years that I like..peacock feathers…It’s been on the door ever since. I sooo wish you were selling these– dont have the time to make one myself but love love love it! Maybe I can rope my girls into making one for me over Thanksgiving break! That would keep them busy for sure! Thanks for the fabulous idea! Love your blog!

  104. I love this! It is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!

  105. That is just gorgeous! Thank you for the great idea.

  106. WOW! That is soooo clever! I love it!

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

  107. Cute! Thanks for sharing!

  108. As soon as I saw your wreath I knew I had to make one. Thank you for the inspiration! It turned out wonderful. I have one question though…how did you finish the back?

  109. I love this so much! I went out to the dollar store and found a wreath for a dollar. I used an old book and started tracing circles and cutting and rolling rosettes. I cut several at the same time- that saved a little time. It took me about a week of working on it most evenings. I probably need to add a few more rosettes and a nice ribbon. I will upload it on my blog when it is complete and share it. Thanks for the great idea!

  110. Oh my goodness- this is AMAZING!
    Thank you so much for showing the step by step!

    Layla :-)

  111. I saw this on a recent Google image search and just had to check it out. Wow, so spectacular, and great step-by-step tutorial. Definitely may have to give this a try..so pretty.

  112. I finally finished mine! I’ll be posting it tomorrow, but wanted to thank you for the info on how to make it. Mine took 812 book pages and has 232 rosettes. It was a LOOOONG project, but I LOVE it. I added rhinestones to the centers of my rosettes, too. It’s lovely, and I truly thank you for posting your’s!

  113. This is beautiful! I made some other wreaths this year, but I’ll have to try this one next year!

  114. what a wonderful idea, found your blog over Fräulein-Klein, nice to be on your page.
    Christmas greetings Sibylle

  115. I just finished mine, and it looks wonderful. It was kind of a pain, but I love how it turned out. Thanks for the inspiration!

  116. I have never seen anything quite like this – it’s gorgeous! What a great way to recycle old books or magazine pages. This would make an excellent project for teens, too (say, around a mirror or picture frame). Thank you for sharing this! And BTW, your photographs also look great!

  117. Hi Stephanie Lynn, I missed this the 1st time around and just saw it at CSI. Another wonderfully creative project. I don’t know how you do it. Hugs,Kim

  118. I totally love this! Im making one tomorrow and then linking back! Thank you for sharing!!

  119. Thank you so mutch !!!

    Beautiful project

    Kath

  120. This is absolutely gorgeous and stunning! My only question, where did you find. Foam wreath for only a buck? I can never find them that cheap!

  121. Thank you for sharing this great idea! Just fantastic. I can’t wait to try it out!

  122. I loved this wreath from the moment I saw it! It was a great problem for me and my 13 year old daughter to do together. And though it was time consuming and almost too much for my ADD mind to handle, I was determined to finish it! And I did! We used Celery green spray paint, and painted it a little thicker, however it turned out awesome! Thanks for the idea!

  123. Is each of these only one page thick? I could tell if you used a few pages at once for each rose.

  124. Oh wow!!!! I have to add this one to my ‘to do’ pile! I LOVE it!!!!

  125. That is one gorgeous wreath. I love it!!

  126. I made one and gave you shout out on my blog today! thanks for sharing! I absolutely love mine! ;)

  127. Hey Stephanie, I wanted to let you know that I featured this tutorial on today’s post: http://founditmadeit.blogspot.com/2011/01/scrap-of-paper.html

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog, you are kind of my hero!

  128. Gorgeous! I found using a tacky craft glue for making the rosettes easier–then attach them to the wreath with the hot glue–saves a few burnt fingers! LOL

  129. This is awesome! I think I may give it a go this weekend. I’ll link back to you if i do. Thanks for the eye candy :)

    http://rawpotatoes.blogspot.com/

  130. Beautiful, I cannot wait to try it for my door!

  131. LOVE. I have been looking for nice wreaths since Christmas. Even the expensive ones look cheaply made and just mass-produced and some are downright hideous. I finally found a berry garland at Michael’s that I made into a wreath for indoors but I want to try this one too for our front door. It looks very doable although it looks like it took a lot of time. I love that it’s repurposed materials too. The Nate Berkus Show has totally been inspiring me and you two seem to have a lot in common. :)

  132. I LOVE this wreath! I’ve eyed them at Target for about a month now but could never justify paying $40 for one. And BTW, yours looks even better than the ones the rosewood ones they sell there.
    I hope you don’t mind, but I featured this idea on my blog this weekend about budget friendly inspiring ideas.
    You can see the post here:
    http://keephomesimple.blogspot.com/2011/02/budget-friendly-inspiration-week-2.html

    Thanks for the inspiration! Your blog is soooo amazing and I love seeing everything that you are up to here.
    I hope you have a great weekend!
    ~Robin

  133. I might do this, but with newspaper pages. I love books too much to mutilate them…

    Though it’s OK for books like Twilight

  134. I love the idea of creating something new from something old. And this wreath is beautiful!

  135. I love this! I am definitely going to try it…if I ever get a few minutes!! Though, like anonymous, it’s not going to be with books….I seriously shudder at that thought. I love books. I can’t imagine not allowing someone else to read it …. the best recycling of a book is passing it on. Anyway, do you think it would work with computer paper? I always have a TON of that to recycle after I print it on both sides :)

  136. I’m excited to try this project. It really is lovely. I’m not really a wreath girl, as they can look dated and old fashioned, so I was thrilled to see your project. Not only is it an inexpensive way to add some personality into my home, but it’s beautiful. I will no longer look at my front door think how plain and boring it looks. Thank you!

  137. This is so chic! Thanks for the awesome tutorial. I wanted to let you know that I submitted this to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

  138. This is a stunning wreath! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  139. under the table and dreaming– dave matthews band
    great name for your website/designs, it fits it well

  140. This is so amazing!
    May I link folks to this when I finally make mine and post it?

  141. i love this! I just wanted to let you know that I made one and linked to it from http://www.just-me-and-t.blogspot.com

  142. Wow! I’m a music teacher and just had a light bulb go off! I can use old, recycled sheet music to make one of these. CAN’T WAIT! Thank you!

  143. Incredible! The roses are beautiful and the wreath is so romantic!

  144. I love this wreath! I wonder what other materials I could use to make the rosettes? Very talented! Thank you so much for the idea, I am going to give it a whirl! If you are interested please check out my blog at http://try-itgirls.blogspot.com/

  145. I love love love this!! It’s so classy and beautiful! I have to try it:)

  146. I shared one of these on my blog and saw yours and added your tutorial link.
    http://jensstampworld.blogspot.com/2011/03/recycled-book-wreath.html

  147. So beautiful, thank you for sharing!! This will be my first attempt at crafting for my crafting series on my blog. I’m adding your tutorial to my blog.

    http://thewritersdeclaration.blogspot.com/

  148. i love love love this :) i would maybe trying lightly stain some of the pages an antique rose color and have a nice random look to it… ive bookmarked this project :)

  149. Love , Love, Love it….Have a neighbor that throws out old books….why I don’t know, I make alot of stuff out of them & decorate with them..but this is going to be a delight to make….Thank You for the inspiration..Alway’s Tamra Gerber from California…

  150. I love this. I shared your post on mom-stuff facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/mom-stuff/128036077231350

  151. i LOVE this wreath!!! it is so simple to make, inexpensive and gorgeous. thank you for sharing the tut… I am soooo making it!

    i love it so much i used the main image in a color post on my blog and added a direct link :)

  152. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I wonder if you can use material?! I think I might try fadeless paper! I can’t wait!

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  154. This is stunning and so unique! I’d love to do this and maybe add in some green paper as leaves. It’d be great to have around all year long :)

  155. Stunning!! I can’t imagine the time involved but like some others said, maybe a ‘mindless’ task to do while watching a movie or something — it is truly a work of art! Thanks for the tutorial!

  156. Congratulatios you have a great idea. Beautiful blog.

    Silvia
    http://gastronomianossadecadadia.blogspot.com/

  157. I just recently came across your blog and I think all of your things are just beautiful! I just started the wreath today. Hopefully mine comes out as nice as yours! If I am putting this on my front door would I spray it with something incase of rain?

  158. I just found this project on craftgawker. What a perfectly beautiful project. Thank you so much!

  159. Just finished one. Wow, turns out great and it is a very forgiving project. My mom LOVES it. It takes a while, but it’s mindless and relaxing and totally worth it!

  160. Just finished one too – gave it to a sweet lady at our church about to get married. I used pages from a bible that had fallen apart, which gave it even more meaning. Thank you for the inspiration!

  161. Amazing hand-made roses, good work man ;)

  162. I love your version of a paper wreath!!! It is so elegant. A while back, I made a rolled paper wreath but now I will try your version.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

  163. I love, love, love this! I saw this on pinterest and am now your newest follower! :) I’m an English teacher & new blogger and can’t wait to try making this for my home! Thanks for sharing!
    xo, Reannah

  164. Thanks for the great idea…I started working on mine tonight!

    http://walnutcreekyoders.blogspot.com/2011/07/paper-roses.html

    Sarah

  165. Thank you so mutch !!!

    Beautiful project
    PARABÉNS…KISSES

  166. I loved this idea!! I started one a few months ago and I finally finished last night, lol. Thank you so much for this tutorial :)

  167. I used the gift wrapping decoration idea on gifts for a wedding shower. There were much oohs and aahhhs! I used the bride and grooms first initials-cut smaller and pasted on top of their soon to be shared last initial. The roses were beautiful! Thanks for the great idea and sharing the tutorial.

  168. wow!what a gorgeous wreath, i have recently made a couple myself after finding a new found passion for crafting, but they don’t compare to this beauty…will definatel hve a go when i have the time…must’ve taken ages…time well spent:)

  169. I made 10 topiaries for a friend’s wedding using these book roses. It took a crazy amount of time and a boat load of roses (about 100 per 8″ styrofoam ball). After gluing all the roses I did a dry brush technique to make the roses look blush (one of her colors). Then I draped and glued pears in between the roses. They made lovely centerpieces. You can see pictures here:

    http://commonplacebeauty.blogspot.com/2011/04/book-rose-topiaries.html

    I have also created a PDF file with instructions because I had to enlist the help of many hands to create these. I’d be happy to send it to anyone who wants it – just let me know on a comment on my blog.

  170. fabulous!!!
    i’m featuring it tomorrow!

  171. Love this tutorial and just linked to it from my blog where I used paper rosettes to decorate my pumpkin this year! Beautiful!
    http://www.mymamaliciousjourney.com/2011/10/painting-pumpkins-with-toddler-in-tow.html

  172. Just wanted to let you know that we featured your tutorial on our blog http://thehipcompany.blogspot.com/

    Our flowers turned out great.

    We’ve been looking for a way to save our school money on grad flowers. We’re hoping this will be the way. We’re pretty sure the kids will love this idea over the tradional rose corsages!

    Thanks!

  173. This is gorgeous! I can’t wait to look at your other recycled book projects!

  174. Absolutely beautiful! I linked your tutorial to my blog homesweetcozyhome.blogspot.com. Talking about vintage finds at thrift stores, and how to use the books you find!

  175. You said your wreath only cost you a dollar to make!! I want to know where to get styrofoam wreaths for a dollar?

  176. Love this! I DEFinitely have to make one of these! :) Soooo cool!

  177. Très belle couronne,bonne idée pour Noel!

    Belle journée

    Pascale

  178. So I am a little les than half way through making this and boy does it look beautiful! However, I think somewhere along the lines I started toi get perfectionistic and roll all of the flowers too tight lolso it is taking me a litteral couple of months to finish. But I have purchased some round red topped floral pins to pout in the middle of each flower and will be showcasing this wreath for christmas in the middle of the letters J and Y! Thanx for inspiring me

  179. quelle belle idée merci pour le tutorial it’s so lovely thank a lot

  180. Simply amazing I love everything about it.

  181. Thanks so much for this inspiration. Did a wreath over the holiday weekend and it’s just lovely! Used an old fat rectangular wooden frame. Looks fantastic!

  182. Amazing. Lots of cutting and rolling but the end result is beautiful.

  183. Wow! The wreath is beautiful! Lots of work with awesome results!

  184. Wow – what a stunning project! Thank you so much for sharing how you made it :)

  185. Borrowed a picture of you but I’ve linked twice to your page! I had to because it is so cute :D

  186. Stephanie Lynn,
    Just curious where you found a styrofoam wreath form for $1? I was searching for one to make the Bubble Wreath (from Today’s Fabulous Finds) and at Michael’s they’re like $10 and our Dollar Tree only had teeny tiny ones. I did come up with an easy Dollar Tree solution though (I bought a foam noodle and shaped and taped it together, since it’s going to be covered it doesn’t matter.) Anyways …. just wondering :) Thanks! ~Nikki (my email: [email protected])

  187. The wreath is lovely and I would like to make it. How large does the book have to be and do you have a spiral pattern?

  188. Thanks so much for this idea! Ive just been experimenting…..

    experiment 1: the roses also look lovely with a torn edge

    experiment 2: Using lain paper, I dipped the top edges of the finished rose in pink paint so the tips of the petals were coloured… pretty!!

    experiemt 3: my daughter (age 1) is into painting so I’m gonna save up all the art she creates and make roses out of them… I’m sure her grandmas would love gifts adorned in her work!

  189. This is such a great idea! Great gift idea for avid readers.

  190. This is very pretty
    I loved it
    It is practical and beautiful

  191. This is much more time consuming than you make it seem! You should have mentioned how long it took to complete this project. By the time this is done I will have cataracts and all my fingers will be burnt off from the hot glue. Thanks for helping me waste my entire weekend.

  192. Go to Lowe’s or Home Depot to the plumbing dept and look for foam insulation tubing. It comes in lengths and can be cut to make several wreaths for $.97. Hope this helps you all.
    Thanks.

  193. This is gorgeous! I’m going to update my wreath next year and I’ll have to keep this one around.

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  194. Used a best seller novel that I didn’t want to keep to make my roses. Gave the finished wreath to a friend who is a writer, to hang in her “writing office”. Took a lot of work, but the smile on her face when she received it was worth all the work! Will be making one for myself as well!

  195. This is fabulous – I’ve been directed to your site by so many of my craft searches, and I love all of your posts! I’m actually working on this project right now to give to a friend for her birthday. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful projects!

  196. Wow, very nice and creative to create this from papers
    nice share

  197. Thank you for sharing this! Do you think I could do this with old Christmas cards? I’m thinking the card stock might make it sturdier?

        

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