This is one of those things Mr. Chocolate asks: "What made you think of that?" to which I respond: "Dunno...just did".
If you can't tell, I kinda have a thing for paper flowers and got the idea that they'd make an easy wreath. I've made a book wreath using the scroll idea
, but I thought I'd combine book pages and the flower idea. I didn't have any wreath forms but I had some mat board. I traced a circle using a plate and then cut out a smaller circle from the middle. I wanted it to have a finished look on the back so I wrapped the "form" with grosgrain ribbon:
|LOVE Dollar Tree's Grosgrain Ribbon|
Tied ribbon to the form to hang the wreath. I made 9 layered paper flowers ( great stress release...cut, crumple, cut, crumple) and then hot glued them around my wreath form. Now you could just stop there and have a perfectly lovely ( I think!) wreath. But I'm a "more is more" kinda gal so I remembered I'd picked up some stickers from the $1 bin at JoAnn's:
which are the perfect size to fit inside bottle caps. Because normal people go around thinking "What fits inside bottle caps?". So I got out 9 bottle caps, put a sticker inside each, burnished with a dry embossing tool, and glued one bottle cap to the center of each flower:
Oh, that turned out so cute! I've been wanting to do a book page wreath for a while, but just haven't gotten around to it. This one seems way more doable compared to some of the other ones I've seen. :)
Have a super Saturday!
You are soooo smart! I love using book pages for crafts. I also love that this one didn't require a wreath form to come together. Excellent!
love the idea of bottle caps for the flower center...i knew i saved all those caps for some reason:-) thanks for the idea!
Wow, this is beyond GORGEOUS!!!! I love it!!!
Almost everything you post I make a note of in my idea book for things to try. Here's another one going in my "create one day in the future" log.
wow thats a fabulous idea and it looks brilliant. Thank you for sharing. Annette x
Oh this is so fabulous!!! I'm so glad you linked it up!!! It is awesome!!
This really turned out great~ very creative!
So cute! I love using book pages. Great job! Lisa~
I totally go around wondering what fits inside of drink bottle caps...I understand.
I am going to do a book page wreath before I die! I will!!!
Coming over from Sunday Showcase! I love this!!! I have gathered my materials and just need to sit down and make one...you have given me new inspiration! I am yur newest follower! christie at www.threepixielane.blogspot.com
Really cute!! I love it!
Very clever! I love the ribbons from $$$ Tree too! Wonder why we're all loving printed text pages so much??? It must have something to do with the fact that we spend so much time reading online that we miss our book pages!!! TFS!!!
Incredibly creative and so beautiful. Lynne M
Thanks a billion...I just bought a bag of bottle caps at the the antique mall. I HAVE been walking around saying...what fits inside a bottle cap? Glad to know I am normal. I have stickers, and thanks to your idea I now know what to put inside...LOL Off to see what I can make!
WOW, that wreath is gorgeous!
This is so cute!
Love this! And I love doing stuff with book pages. Thanks for sharing!
This is so chic. I totally love this idea! Thanks for sharing! (:
Two things I love...vintage paper and something rusty. Very cute. I make book page wreaths too. Nice to meet you. I'm a new blogger. Stop over if you get a chance. Thanks!
Sooo cute! I would never have thought of bottle caps as the inside of a flower, but they work really well. Lovely wreath!
What a great take on the wreath idea, way to rev it up! It is really super pretty!!
Love it, love it, love it! yet another gorgeous project :)
Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love this wreath!
I love this so much. I just love newspaper or book page art, and these flowers turned out so cute, with all the bottle caps in the middle. LOVE it. I host a weekly party **AMaze me AUgust** and would really love to have you join, and link this great project up. I appreciate all the support, and hope to see your wreath there soon, and of course feel free to share ANY OTHER projects you want to share. Thanks, and I am your newest follwer, Bella :)
That has got to be the most original boow wreath yet! Love it!
I love this! I want to make one for the holidays! I am your newest follower from anything related. Hope you will come follow back at http://apronsandart.blogspot.com
How cute is that wreath! Love all the crafty ideas with book pages-gotta try one! I'm your newest follower so come over and visit me too!
Now, how great is that!! Unique idea on a popular project..I love it! :)
LOVE this!! So clever and cute!
I simply adore this!
I love it! You did a terrific job! I love your blog header too! Thanks for joining our party this week!
I love it! The bottle caps add a nice touch of bling. :)
Absolutely Love it!!
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