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I live in the beautiful city of Portland, Oregon. I am a work at home mom and meeting planner, who loves what I do in every way. I think I get the best of both worlds; a little travel and some home time with my little chicklets. In my spare time I enjoy hosting parties, art, cooking, crafting, re-doing furniture, wogging, tennis and shopping. I am going through a journey that I wanted to share. I hope in some small way it helps you.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

"Boo Boo" Book Wreath

On Friday night I let my hubby go to the movies with my nephew for some family bonding time.  This left me at home, baby asleep, girly movie on the tube, and hands free.  Free to do some crafting!  This project took me about an hour and a half.  Not bad for a Friday night!  All you need is a foam wreath form or straw would do just fine.  I think I actually might have preferred a straw wreath.  An old book, and some straight pins.


Here comes the boo boo part.  You have to rip the book.  I know its hard...but just do it.  Rip it!  I used about 229 pages worth.  And I tried to use the pages that have a lot of words. 


So roughly scrunch, not fold.  Well you can, but I like a little less structured.  Then fold in half and put a pin in the middle.  Stick the pin into the wreath.  Then repeat quite a few times....






I put a few paper bats up there and some ribbon for hanging.  Pretty right! And so easy!

Happy Crafting,
Christie

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5 comments:

  1. What a great wreath! I hope you will link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/09/wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas-linky.html

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  2. This is adorable! I just love it.

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  3. I need to get a wreath so I can do this!

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  4. I love this! Coming over from Stephanie Lynn's. Nice job!

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