You would think that by now I would have shown you tutorials for everything in my newly redecorated craft room, but that's not the case. I still have a few more projects to share with you. One of those is how I created my book page wreath. It started with a wreath form that I purchased from the dollar store.
I cut LOTS of circles out of a large book I also purchased from the dollar store. And to mix it up a bit, I cut the same size circles from coffee filters too.
I wrapped each circle around the end of a pencil, put hot glue on it, and stuck it to the wreath form until it dried.
Yeah, this step took a while. When I had the wreath finished, it definitely needed some embellishments. I purchased a paper mache bird from the dollar section at Michaels. I covered it in glue and glittered the body of it. I painted the beak gold, and glued rhinestones to the bird for eyes. (I sprayed the bird with clear spray paint to try to keep the glitter from ending up all over the house.) I used my Silhouette to create a banner that says "Create."
I glued the banner to some thin rope. I glued some small clothespins to the wreath to hold the banner, and I glued the bird to the wreath. But I needed something to place the wreath on to make it stand out. I had this mirror laying around the house. It needed a new look. (And it really just needed out of the pile of junk it had been sitting in forever.)
I gave it a new life by spraying it with same the turquoise Valspar spray paint that I used to paint the bench I stole saved from my neighbor's trash. I hung the mirror on the wall. Then I hung the wreath on the mirror using one of those suction cup hooks. (I don't know where it came from. I found it when I was organizing my craft room.) It's the perfect decor for the wall over my desk.
I love the glittery pink bird.
I HAD to have something glittery and pink in my craft room. It just wouldn't be fair to my blog name if I didn't!
With a few dollars and a lot of work, I now have something pretty took look at when I'm crafting. And that, to me, is inspiring. :)