Monday, January 24, 2011

ReUse

For today's Mojo Monday at Creative Soup we were challenged to take some non-crafy junk and instead of throwing it away turn it into a pretty card, layout, or altered item. 

Book Page Photo Wreath

To make this book page photo wreath I started with this junk:

I used my 10 inch circle template (made from an old gift box) as a guideline for cutting the wreath base out of a mailing envelope.  Instead of tossing out this book (which I did offer to our local library first), I used the book pages for the skirting & flowers of the wreath.  


I accordian folded ripped out book pages, stapled each end and cut them in half. Then I hot glued the pages around the outside of my wreath base, layering and overlapping 3 times. 


I used the Faux Rosewoood Flower Tutorial at Under the Table and Dreaming to make the book page flowers that frame the picture of Kass.  I cut the circles in all different sizes.  The flowers are edged with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  

This project will go on my wall of layouts.   I just love how it turned out!  


7 comments:

Anna said...

What a cool project! Love the rolled flowers.

Brenda said...

What a great idea - and one that I will definitely lift!

Tabitha said...

Awesome projects. Love this reuseable project.

~jan said...

WOW! This is just fantastic, Katie! Love it. (and might have to give it a go!) I love book pages on just about anything and this is such a cool idea. I love how you made the pleated base and those flowers-dont get me started on those flowers! :)

Kristina said...

I love the way those flowers look, awesome! Love this project Katie!!

LisaM said...

This is fantastic, Katie! Love those flowers!

Cher~ said...

This is fabulous. I love all the layers and those twisted roses top the whole thing. Gorgeous.