Wednesday, March 10, 2010
It's Craft Time - Paper Book Wreath
I've been wanting to make Living with Lindsay's fabulous paper book wreath since I first saw it. Mine took on a puff ball shape, instead of a wreath, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. I, again, was crafting at night, so my picture isn't at its best. Lindsay has a great tutorial at the above link with awesome pictures and even a video. I'll give you a quick once over on the procedure, but for all the details definitely check out her link.
Maybe I'm a slow crafter, but after the 1 hour 30 minute mark, I had to stop and take a break. My attention started to wander. At this stage the wreath isn't very pretty. It looked raggedy and like I would never get it done. After a little dinner and some online TV viewing, I was ready to get it finished. I don't have any other pictures to show you. It's 240 times of rolling the pages and gluing them on. It's a bit tedious (understatement). I think it was mentioned to make this while you watched TV. I got a couple 2nd degree burns and I was paying complete attention, sitting at a table, focused (mostly). I can't imagine using a glue gun while being distracted by TV!
The wreath (or puff ball) is gorgeous in person. I hope you make one. Mine is now proudly hanging on my front door (where the picture taking quality is even worse than in my house).
Be sure to check back for next Wednesday's It's Craft Time. I'm using magazine strips to make .... ! I can't tell you! It's so fun, so make sure you come back to check it out. I'll probably be making it over the weekend, so there is hope for decent daytime pictures!
I'm posting this to several of the wonderful link parties listed on the lower right hand side of my blog. Be sure you go on over and visit awhile (but only after you are done hanging out here!). They are just full of creativity.
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