Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Burlap {book} wreath


As promised, here is the tutorial for my tweaked wreath. You can find the wonderful original here. I am SO excited for this fun series, Pinspired and Rewired with my fellow blogging friends. I hope you all will join in, it's a fun way to stretch your creativity & make a great new piece for your home at the same time.

Supplies needed:
Wreath form--the smaller one works better, since it will get very full
Burlap
Book pages
Hot glue--lots & lots :)



I actually bought the larger wreath form from Michaels, but decided to scale down, since I didn't know how large it would turn out. I am SO happy I changed sizes, otherwise it wouldn't have fit on my front door, seriously. :)


Grab an old book--or one from the Dollar Tree. Paint the edges brown & let dry. Then tear out all the pages.

Roll from top corner to opposite bottom corner and add a dot of glue. Then do that like 100 more times, I am not joking. Brings back memories of when I made my book wreath.


For the burlap portion of the wreath--cut 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 squares.
Then roll them the same way you did with your book pages.


On the top of the back of the wreath, start by gluing a row of burlap rolls.
I alternated between the burlap & book pages.
Then finish all the rows until you reach the center circle of the wreath.
I did a total of 5 rows.
The concept is pretty simple & the overall look of it is very impressive & eye catching.



And once again, a huge thanks to Kim over at Made in a Day for the inspiration behind this whole series. :)


Hope to see you all at the link party on March 26th.
Pick Your Plum is going to hook three of you up!
So choose a wreath from Pinterest & start tweaking. :)

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56 comments:

Sarah said...

I love this wreath it is so cute and looks great against your black door. I have to get a spring wreath up and this one would be perfect. I would love for you to share this at my link party!
http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/share-it-link-party-1.html

Tonia L said...

Your wreath is adorable and I love the addition of the book pages!

Florentyna said...

I love this wreath!

Lori@Color It Simple said...

so creative...loving it! Would love to have you stop by my place for a visit

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

I LOVE how it turned out! The mix of burlap with the book pages really is so pretty!

Linda said...

So cute and a great tutorial.
Thanks.

Tiffany said...

Awesome idea! My mom would love this. Very cute :)

Ginger said...

Love how you added the book pages. Turned out soooo good! Looks great on your front door. :)

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Very pretty!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is very pretty -- I can see that a larger wreath form would take on a life of it's own! Looks great on your door -- thanks for the tutorial.

Good Life Blog said...

So creative! This looks great!

Cherie said...

Wow simple, but very effective!! =D

Allyson said...

That is so adorable! I love it!

Allyson
http://cupcakescandycanes.blogspot.com

malia said...

Really beautiful!!! xoxo

Mindie Hilton said...

Very pretty.

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Great job! I love the burlap & book pages combo!

Jill ~ Jillify It said...

Oh my goodness....What an awesome wreath! I would love it if you would link up at my linky party going on now! Can't wait to see you there!

Jill
www.jillifyit.com

Camille said...

I am loving the book pages and the burlap together! It seriously looks like something straight out of Pottery Barn. And you make me want to have a black door! It looks so good. I just finished reading your reflection post . . . it was so good. You are such an inspiration to me! I want to be like you!! :)
I hope that you are having a good night!
Camille

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I love the combination of the book pages and the burlap, it feels very "spring" to me for some reason.

Cassidy said...

Wow! Fabulous wreath!! LOVE it :)

http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

TheSewingLoft said...

I loved the texture in Kim's original burlap wreath and the added touch of print looks wonderful.
Great job!
~Heather

Crafty Mischief said...

How cute! I've made book wreaths and I've made burlap wreaths but it never occurred to me to combine the two! Thanks for sharing! :)

Shannon said...

Great combination of textures! Looks great on your black door.
Shannon
(www.akadesign.ca)

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Wow, that came out great! I have seen the book page wreaths, but this looks wonderful!

I would love it if you could link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/search/label/Link%20Party

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

I LOVE the look of the book and the burlap together! Beautiful wreath :) I'm so glad you had a relaxing vacation Lindsay! I've missed you!

Stacey said...

Lindsay,
Your wreath is so PRETTY! I really love all the texture - I want one, too! Thanks for the tutorial - and thansk for linking up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

{Adventuresindinner} said...

Awesome wreath and thank-you so much for sharing at Pin'inpiration Thursday C:

Hope you pop by on Saturday to check-out our new party.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Really cute and unique wreath...Love it!! Thank you for the great tutorial..

Amy said...

I love this! I'm such a sucker for wreaths. :)

I'd love to have you join my link party going on now at my blog.

Amy @ Gabriel's Good Tidings
gabrielsgoodtidings.blogspot.com

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Very nice texture! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday! www.bearrabbitbear.com

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Crikey that is a neat wreath! You are so clever, and I love the combo of textures and colors. I'm putting this on my maker's list right now and moving it close to the top.

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Ann (above) says it well. That is one TERRIFIC wreath! Thanks SO much for linking up!
igottacreate.blogspot.com
"Kiss Me I'm Irish" linky party now open!

Classy Clutter said...

LOVE THIS!!!!

Thanks for linking up!!

xoxo, Mallory @ Classy Clutter

bonniegetchell said...

This is so pretty!! I love it! Found you via Classy Clutter link up :)

-Bonnie @ Revolutionaries
www.revolutionariesblog.com

Betsy Pool said...

Looks great against your black door. It is very eye catching!! Nice work. How long did it take you from start to finish?

Alisha said...

Sounds like a fun little competition. I'm in!!

-Alisha @ SnugasaBugBaby.com

Pieced Pastimes said...

Ooh - this is pretty! I love how you combined the book pages with the burlap and it looks gorgeous against your black door. Looking forward to the party.

County Line Road said...

Love the black door!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Lindsay, Wanted you to know that we featured this tonight on our facebook page! bonnie :)

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Lindsay, Wanted you to know that we featured this tonight on our facebook page! bonnie :)

Jami Creager said...

ok you had me at "book wreath" lol but this is really quite cute.. I love the tones of this wreath and so need to give this a try! Great job :)

Artsy VaVa said...

What a beautiful wreath! I love the combination of burlap and book pages!

Sugarr2518 said...

This is a great wreath! I like that you added the burlap with the paper:)

Mommy Papi and Babies Sauri said...

I found your link at Under the Table and Dreaming. Your wreath is simple yet striking. I like it a lot.

I made a book page wreath myself. Let me know what you think.

http://casadesauri.blogspot.com/2012/03/marchs-wreath-sauri-style.html

I look forward to your visit.
Mommy Sauri~

Kristy R said...

Love this wreath! Burlap is the "new black" for me! I can't use it enough right now!

Sass - aka - Kathy said...

What a great project! I love it. If you would, consider sharing with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2012/03/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-15.html

Thanks!

Donna Huisinga said...

Saw your wreath at Positivelt Splendid Link Party. Very lovely. Nice blending of textures.

Katie said...

LOVE your wreath--what a clever idea. I featured it today over at Sew Woodsy!

Katie said...

LOVE your wreath--what a clever idea. I featured it today over at Sew Woodsy!

Q @ JAQS said...

So pretty :)

Q @ JAQS said...

Love for you to share it at my Linky Party :) -
http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/03/made-by-me-22-linky-party-and-features.html

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Love your wreath, and love book wreaths, and yours is not less pretty. Really cute and a great and love the combination of burlap, so love burlap. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Your wreath is GORGEOUS! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

Kayla's Creations said...

This wreath is so pretty! I would love to have you come on over and link up to Sunday Round up! http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2012/03/sunday-round-up-1.html

Becca said...

I just saw you featured at Under the Table and Dreaming- so I thought I'd pop over and congratulate you on the feature! Great work friend!
xo Becca

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