Saturday, October 9, 2010

Book Pages and Bottle Caps

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:

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36 comments:

Erin @ Crafts and Sutch said...

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!
Erin

Christine said...

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!

Jocelyn said...

love the idea of bottle caps for the flower center...i knew i saved all those caps for some reason:-) thanks for the idea!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, this is beyond GORGEOUS!!!! I love it!!!
XO

Mindy said...

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.

Netty said...

wow thats a fabulous idea and it looks brilliant. Thank you for sharing. Annette x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is so fabulous!!! I'm so glad you linked it up!!! It is awesome!!
XO

Linda said...

This really turned out great~ very creative!

The Pennington Point said...

So cute! I love using book pages. Great job! Lisa~

Melissa said...

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!!!

Christie said...

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

amyg @ My 3 Monsters said...

Really cute!! I love it!

KristiYaYa said...

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!!!

stampdiva said...

Incredibly creative and so beautiful. Lynne M

artteachergirl said...

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!

smilemonsters said...

So cute!

Jo
http://smilemonsters.blogspot.com

Diane said...

WOW, that wreath is gorgeous!

Melissa said...

This is so cute!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Love this! And I love doing stuff with book pages. Thanks for sharing!

Warmly, Michelle

Michaela said...

This is so chic. I totally love this idea! Thanks for sharing! (:

Vicki said...

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!

Sonja @ Craft-Werk said...

Sooo cute! I would never have thought of bottle caps as the inside of a flower, but they work really well. Lovely wreath!

Laurie Jones said...

What a great take on the wreath idea, way to rev it up! It is really super pretty!!

Coco loves vintage said...

Love it, love it, love it! yet another gorgeous project :)

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love this wreath!

Bella said...

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 :)

Heather said...

That has got to be the most original boow wreath yet! Love it!

Heather

Shannon said...

So adorable!
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Amy said...

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

Claire said...

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!

Erin said...

Now, how great is that!! Unique idea on a popular project..I love it! :)

Katie said...

LOVE this!! So clever and cute!

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

I simply adore this!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I love it! You did a terrific job! I love your blog header too! Thanks for joining our party this week!
{*Rebekah*}

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

I love it! The bottle caps add a nice touch of bling. :)

Silvia said...

Absolutely Love it!!