Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Paper Wreath~ Upcycle a recycled paperback book

What I love about this wreath is that it will still look good after the holiday season is over!

I had to try my hand at making this!




Almost a whole paperback later...



And several hot glue burns later.. I was finished.




Isn't it amazing what manipulated paper can look like?

35 comments:

  1. Lovely...what a way to 'reuse' the paperback! I have to admit.... I can never go through a project with the glue gun without at least one finger burn either!

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  2. Joan... I love your take on this wreath! Love how you did your pages!
    gail

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  3. This is cool. We are "on the road" and I started a paperback today and didn't like it. I was going to pitch it here at the hotel...I'm keeping it now.

    Sue

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  4. Okay, this is seriously cool! I have to try one of these! Thanks so much for sharing!

    LaurieAnna

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  5. Gorgeous!!!
    I am going to stop giving my old books away!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  6. Oh Joan
    I've always liked the paper folding art... but in true Joan fashion.. this looks simple and beautiful...

    Going to buy a hot glue gun and try my luck!!! xx Julie

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  7. This is really, really fabulous! xo, suzy

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  8. OMGoodness, that is adorable! you did good!

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  9. AWESOME! This is just super cool. I am inspired. Maybe for the library this spring....?

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  10. wow! so beautiful. i love the idea of recycling to make something for your home. thanks for sharing this amazing project!
    kathi

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  11. I know all about those glue burns ....naaaaaasty ...but the outcome, I must say, is charming!!

    will this project work if one has ADD ( attetion design disorder)

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  12. I want to make this for my mantle next year, I love the texture. GOD BLESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  13. Love the wreath. Must say it is the first I have seen and I really like it...julie

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  14. I SO need to try these! I love the way yours turned out - it's beautiful!

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  15. Love how full it looks!

    Smiles!
    Michelle

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  16. Very cool wreath! What a great idea! I haven't seen one like it before.

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  17. Oh, I love this. What a great repurposing project!

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  18. Fabulous! Wonderful! Hooray! I LOVE IT!!

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  19. Very cool idea! Anything that has printed words on it is so popular right now.

    I am so glad that I found your blog. I will have to become a follower... RIGHT NOW!

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  20. I have used books for many things, but never a wreath! It looks so great and the color feels very vintage. Great idea.
    -Angela

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  21. I love paper wreaths! Yours turned out amazing!
    :)Heidi

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  22. I've seen these around the 'net and yours is the absolute best I've seen. Wonderful wreath!

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  23. so cool, so cool, soo cooool. I'll have to give one of those a try during this long winter. :)

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  24. That is way cool and right up my alley!

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  25. i do love it! i have been wanting to make one of these! i guess i need to get on it! thanks for sharing!

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  26. The folded paper looks so cool! I rolled my wreaths and love that look, but the folds are gorgeous. I will have to try that. Thanks for giving a new take on this. Brilliant!

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  27. Got a big hot glue burn on my finger right now. Unfortunately, I don't have such a pretty wreath to make me feel better - I love this wreath!

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  28. Love this!! Even more than the rolled ones, I think. Beautiful and full. Great job.

    XO*Tricia

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