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Wreath
« on: January 15, 2013, 09:47:19 PM »
I'm making a book wreath. I have spent the past few hours punching out approximately 1,500 scalloped circles.

First i covered a styrofoam wreath form with burlap. I got the burlap "ribbon" 50% off at Hobby Lobby the other day.  I used a 40% off coupon on the wreath form (it was normally a little over $11). I used a hot glue gun to secure it on the back.



Then I took my 2.5" scalloped circle punch (it's a HUGE punch)



And an old book with over 530 something pages



Ripped out all the pages



And got 6 circles out of each page. I could only layer 4 pages at once. It took me hours to punch out.





The pages were really old, even though you can't really see it in the pictures. It was a used book my husband bought when he was in college at ASU. I started punching the circles BEFORE I sent my husband a text (he is away for business) to ask him if he cared.  :shucks:

I'm thinking about running some ink (brownish color) around the edge of the scalloped circles before I put them on the wreath. I wrapped the wreath with burlap because I may be hanging it on my mirror and you will be able to see some of the back reflected in the mirror and also the green of the form wouldn't show through the book paper.

I will update tomorrow to show anyone who would be interested in making one how you do it. Im sure it will take awhile to make.  There are several other types of book wreaths I want to make too.  If I ever get around to making the other book wreaths I want to make I will show you guys those too.

I'm still sick, my face is full of snot and my eyeballs feel like they are going to pop out of my head. My teeth hurt too.
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Re: Wreath
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 09:51:55 PM »
BEG, that looks like it's going to be beautiful!  I'm anxious to see what it looks like when you get done. 

I needed to get out of the lounge anyway...Freeper and Big Dog are corrupting me...LOl

I hope you feel better soon.  You might need an antibiotic if it gets much worse or you may need one now.  Have you seen the doctor yet?  Stay hydrated too.  I feel so bad for you, I know what it's like, I had it last year for almost a month.

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Re: Wreath
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 10:02:40 PM »
BEG, that looks like it's going to be beautiful!  I'm anxious to see what it looks like when you get done. 

I needed to get out of the lounge anyway...Freeper and Big Dog are corrupting me...LOl

I hope you feel better soon.  You might need an antibiotic if it gets much worse or you may need one now.  Have you seen the doctor yet?  Stay hydrated too.  I feel so bad for you, I know what it's like, I had it last year for almost a month.

I haven't seen a doctor yet Teri. I thought I was feeling better yesterday then today my whole face started hurting and I have slowly been getting worse as the day goes on. My daughter stayed home today, although she doesn't sound as bad as I do.

My husband sent me a text and told me that the book is a CLASSIC.  :whistling:  He hasn't responded yet to my WHAT??? text.

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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 10:06:29 PM »
He just replied: Just wanted you to worry.

I responded: ****ER

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 10:15:03 PM »
He just replied: Just wanted you to worry.

I responded: ****ER


I like your husband.  :rofl:

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Re: Wreath
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 10:15:49 PM »
That's funny that you mentioned burlap ribbon and wreaths...a customer came into crafts askining about that. Anyway look forward to the finished product!!
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Re: Wreath
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 10:29:18 PM »
That's funny that you mentioned burlap ribbon and wreaths...a customer came into crafts askining about that. Anyway look forward to the finished product!!

I wanted a larger wreath than I found (18"). Try finding a 24" wreath form.  :rant:

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 10:29:53 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 10:34:29 PM »
So do I.  :)

A sense of humor goes a long way in a marriage. :)

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Re: Wreath
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 10:45:18 PM »
I wanted a larger wreath than I found (18"). Try finding a 24" wreath form.  :rant:
Have you tried online?? some retailers will offer items online only...
The sea is treacherous, but an even hand on the keel brings it safely to port.

Nothing is sexier than a man and his gun!!!

A man should prefer his own company to that of others, because no matter where he goes,he'll find himself there..

"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money".  Lady Maggie Thatcher

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Re: Wreath
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 10:47:50 PM »
Have you tried online?? some retailers will offer items online only...

I found one somewhere online but I think you had to order more than one. I will keep looking. I haven't been to Joanns yet.

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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2013, 09:57:27 AM »
I see BEG has a future on HGTV.
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Re: Wreath
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 03:38:05 PM »
Inking of the outside edges took longer then I thought. A whole Audrey Hepburn movie in fact.




These aren't all of then.



At first I poked them into the foam using a pencil (I'm gluing each one with hot glue). Then the hot glue pulled the lead out of the pencil.



I switched to a pair of craft tweezers (the kind that stay closed until you squeeze them). They wook better then the pencil.  This is going to take me forever.



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Re: Wreath
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 04:30:40 PM »
Looks like someone gutted a snake........




















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“The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”

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"Practice random violence and senseless acts of brutality"

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Re: Wreath
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 04:36:41 PM »
Looks like someone gutted a snake........



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Re: Wreath
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 07:14:42 AM »
BEG, I have a Christmas wreath that a friend made me that's made just like that.  I had no idea that's how you were going to make it when you first posted the pics.  Mine is made of cloth instead, but that looks great already.  Those are great gifts.  I hang mine on the wall every Christmas I love it.

Hope you're feeling better today too.

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Re: Wreath
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2013, 08:55:19 PM »
Several old movies, 5 1/2 hot glue sticks and burns from the hot glue later, I'm finished.




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Re: Wreath
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2013, 09:50:13 PM »
That looks awesome!!!! Are you going to do more with it??
The sea is treacherous, but an even hand on the keel brings it safely to port.

Nothing is sexier than a man and his gun!!!

A man should prefer his own company to that of others, because no matter where he goes,he'll find himself there..

"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money".  Lady Maggie Thatcher

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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2013, 10:20:53 PM »
That is really pretty BEG and you did such a nice job on that.  That will look really nice on the wall somewhere. Great job!

Hope you're feeling better today.

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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2013, 10:59:14 PM »
That looks awesome!!!! Are you going to do more with it??

I don't know yet. I'm going to wait a few days and come back to it. I ordered a custom burlap table runner from etsy and some burlap "ribbon" that is dyed. I think I'm going to use it to hang it wherever I decide to put it but its too small for my round mirror over my fireplace which was why I was looking for a larger wreath form.  I wanted to use a wreath form that was at least 24" but I couldn't find one. 

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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2013, 11:00:48 PM »
That is really pretty BEG and you did such a nice job on that.  That will look really nice on the wall somewhere. Great job!

Hope you're feeling better today.

I am feeling better. :) Except I'm still full of snot.   :p

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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2013, 09:58:38 AM »
I am feeling better. :) Except I'm still full of snot.   :p

Happy to hear that.  In fact I like that wreath so much that I'm going to make a trip to Michaels craft store and buy some supplies to make one myself. 

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« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2013, 10:43:35 AM »
Happy to hear that.  In fact I like that wreath so much that I'm going to make a trip to Michaels craft store and buy some supplies to make one myself. 

I used a Marvy Uchida 2.5" scalloped circle punch to punch out the book paper. It takes awhile so sit back and watch a move while you are punching.

Another thing I learned, you don't need to wrap the whole wreath in burlap. If you want it to look professionally just put burlap on the back.

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Re: Wreath
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2013, 03:28:21 PM »
I used a Marvy Uchida 2.5" scalloped circle punch to punch out the book paper. It takes awhile so sit back and watch a move while you are punching.

Another thing I learned, you don't need to wrap the whole wreath in burlap. If you want it to look professionally just put burlap on the back.

At first I was thinking of using cloth, but now that I think about it, punching out the pattern would be a lot easier less stressful on the hands than with scissors.  I'd just have to find a good magazine or paper that would work well.  I have tons of mags that I could use too.  Maybe a floral magazine with lots of color, I think I'd like that for a nice Spring wreath for the dinning room wall.   

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Re: Wreath
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2013, 03:32:14 PM »
Looks like someone gutted a snake........

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