Through the Inspiration Workshop at Gussy Sews, I found Ashley's sweet blog, The Vanilla Tulip. Go check it out, she's full of inspiration and encouragement! A while back she posted about a book wreath she made and linked to the fabulous tutorial. Also a blog to dig into and enjoy! Let's see if I can get any more links in this post.
Well, I made it that day. And the color it is when you're finished is just beautiful! And it didn't cost me a thing! Well, if you get picky, I did buy the items at one time...just WAY before I decided to do this project. One gapevine wreath found in the closet, two previously read books, and a bunch of glue sticks later: I have a gorgeous wreath! In person, the color is just so rich looking!
The tutorial calls for you to paint the sides of the book. I didn't want to bother with that so I just took out my distressing ink (or any brown ink would do) and inked the paper edges of the book. Totally fast and easy. Don't worry about covering it all. I picked out two books from my stash that I enjoyed but wouldn't likely read again. I liked the idea of having books that I had a 'history' with. I usually feel attached to a book by the time I finish it.
I love the creamy color of the pages with the black type. It really could go anywhere. I can't decide where to put it, so I hung it on the inside of the door....and I like it there.
Plus it's the same color as my dog. Maybe that's why I like it so much!
Hope your Thursday is great!