Sunday, January 30, 2011

Valentine's Crafts (bookworm style)

Hello lovelies! As most of ya'll are in the Southeast and I'm the lone transplant out in sunny California (not for long!) please forgive me when I say my morning is just getting started. At 11:00. I'm just not a morning person. But I can already tell today is going to be a great day. I made my coffee just right, caught up on Twitter and my RSS Feed, and plan on reading and sewing most of the day. (My momma is paying me to bind her quilts for her!)

Anyway, I got a little crafty the other day and decided I needed to make a Valentine's wreath. And being the bookworm that I am, I thought I'd give this a try! Here's the finished product.

I get lots of books as presents (because everyone knows I'm a total book nerd) and I happened to have multiples laying around so I took one of the and cut the pages into circles (which was kind of heartbreaking to do at first). I cut them into different sizes and shapes. Some have scalloped edges, others are just round. And then I pushed the centers down into a point so the pages formed little flowers.

Then the hot glue gun came out and I glued the hundreds of them onto a flat wooden wreath I got at Michael's for like $2. After I managed to cover the whole wreath, I added little embellishments like the different sized pearls and colorful paper flowers. I also thought I should add some color to the pages of the wreath so I took some scrapbook paper to the pages I already glued on to make it pop a little.

And to wrap it all up I added this paper mache heart I got at Michael's for $2. I LOVE the color and shape and I think it really ties the whole thing together. Besides, my last name is Hart so there HAD to be a heart in there somewhere. :)

I hope ya'll have a magnificent Sunday!


kristen said...

ohmygoodness. This is beautiful! I'm so impressed! :D

Scientific Housewife said...

What a cute idea, but I don't know if I could cut up a book. Maybe if it was in bad condition...