Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Book Wreath

All you need for this fun wreath is some old books, a straw wreath, ribbon, and hot glue.

First, wrap and glue ribbon all around your wreath.

Second, attach some ribbon to your wreath so you can easily hang it up.

Third, cut your books up. I cut mine into rectangles measuring 3" x 4.5."

Fourth, place the center of your rectangle over the end of an unsharpened pencil and then mash the paper around it.

Fifth, put a dot of hot glue on the end of your mashed paper and glue it to your wreath. Repeat with each piece of paper until your entire wreath is covered. Note: cover your wreath loosely at first, leaving plenty of space between each piece of paper. This will allow the glue to dry and keep your pages from pushing each other off (and making you glue them down all over again). After you've done a loose covering you can go back and fill in the gaps until your wreath is nice and full.

Sixth, admire your handiwork!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

April Showers Paper Art

I had several of my friends over this last week for a craft afternoon. We were originally going to decorate a frame and do something with "spring has sprung." I didn't really want to do that though, so my husband suggested "April showers bring May flowers" and this is what I created: