Thursday, July 28, 2011

Katecreativesalvage: Magic, with Annie Sloan Chalk paintTUTORIAL

Katecreativesalvage: Magic, with Annie Sloan Chalk paintTUTORIAL

Antique book pages wreath's tutorial

Now you are ready to attach the first layer of rolls.
Hello friends:

I'm on a roll tonight, I need to post some overdue tutorials. This is another of many different wreaths that I have made with my antique falling apart books. (I don't believe in using books until they are beyond repair, believe me!!!)  You can make these wreaths with paperback's books from the Good Will, just make a big bowl of tea, I will show you how to antique the books in another tutorial, easy!!

Well, this wreath is a little labor intensive at the end, the beginning is very easy. You will need:

1.Book pages, of an old, very shabby, distressed book.

2. Our best friend (glue gun).

3. a roll of twine.

5. A wire wreath.

6. ribbon or burlap for hanging.

First of all, tear the pages of the book, and make 120 rolls, tie them with twine.

This is the third layer, bundles of rolls!!!
Environmentally friendly antique book wreath
Finished wreath on my mantle

Fill the basket, my daughter helped me with this, she liked it while we watched TV.

Now you are ready to put your wreath together, this is not hard, but you need to be patient, it takes about one and a half hour, sometimes, more because you are not gluing but tying the rolls to the wire form, and arranging it.

After the first and second layer is all tied to the form, start gluing two or three rolls together and attaching them on top of others.
When your wreath looks full, you can add cut outs of the printed pages, like butterflies, hearts, flowers and glue them on top for some texture. I used a brown satin wide ribbon, but burlap ribbon looks very organic and nice also. Enjoy your wreath. (I need to warn you that this is a delicate wreath, it doesn't travel well). Remember the first and second layer is tied to the form with twine.
It looks stunning in your living room or office. Everyone admires my wreath when the come to my home. You will love it.
Hope you had fun.

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