Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Paper Wreath.

Two or three years ago, Pottery Barn introduced the simple, understated paper wreath in their catalog.  Not for sale, but one of those wonderful, inspirational and simplistic decorating ideas they are famous for.

Of course it ended up in my binder immediately.  And I intended to make some.  At least one.  At some point.  I'm terrible and making things with my hands. 

I even bought this old music book directly afterward in good faith that I'd follow through. 

Now everyone's making them.  And there are tons of variations.  But I want you to know, I was one of the first to want to copy the idea.  Or to intend to copy it.  I just got beaten to the punch by about 100,000 craftier people.

I ripped out the pages

And rolled them.  First in tighter tubes, each secured with scotch tape, then I secured groups of five with...wait for 

And I arranged them like so, hot glued to an embroidery hoop from a thrift store.  Also purchased forever ago for this project I have avoided so long.

The flip side [front].

And then, I made larger, looser curls, still securing with tape, and hot glued them randomly, like so...

It's very sturdy.  I ran out of paper, so the end result isn't quite what I wanted, but, it's not bad enough that I'd make another one.  Because that would be a stretch for me.


Natalie said...

What's the 3 for?

Megan said...

It's just something I had and threw in. It's tied on, so I can change it out.