Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Paperback Wreath....

 Another recycled paperback.....this time I've made a wreath and apart from a little bit of glitter in the centre with the glittery bauble I've left the pages of the book as they were....you can ink your papers, spray them or even glitter them if you wish but I think they look nicer left plain.....

I know some people think that its a sin to destroy books but these were destined for the recycling plant so all  I've done is to recycled them myself... I like to use really old books as you get a lovely brown-sepia edge to the papes but if you like it white then use one thats less aged... our local library also sell their unwanted books for 10p each and depending on the size of the book you can either make one or two of these small wreaths from it...

I'm hoping these might sell at my craft fair...

Anne 
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19 comments:

Aquarius said...

So effective and a great way of giving really old books a little bit more life before being pulped!!

Kath said...

This is fabulous Anne and great upcyling of an old book.
Kath x

Pat K said...

Wow..this is so pretty Anne and great use of those old books. Pat K x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

It does look fab and great recycling

Pat said...

What a great idea and a lovely way of using an old book Anne. I made a rosette at a workshop quite a while ago using this tube design, and I still have it hanging up indoors. x

Valerie Nolan said...

Stunning Anne, not seen this before xx

Sandra H said...

Oooh my goodness Anne this is just gorgeous l like the bare look of the pages but like you say can be inked too!

Viv's Visuals said...

Oh Anne - this is brilliant! Just love it. x

pam said...

Fantastic project Anne, looks great on your door.
Pam x

Janie Printz said...

Hi Ann, What a beautiful way to display something that was headed for the rubbish .... it looks amazing on your door & they are sure to sell like hot cakes at your craft sale.
hugs, Janie

Sandy said...

Wow!!!! This is gorgeous!!!!!
Sandy xx

Barb said...

Hi Ann, I'm sure these will sell like hotcakes. It's a great idea and looks beautiful. Barbxx

Loll said...

Such a clever and create design Anne. And a great way to recycle. I agree, the aged pages are so beautiful all on their own, that you don't need to add much else. I bet these will be very popular at your craft fair. xx

aussie aNNie said...

Wow, really love this.x

Christine Harrop said...

This is fabulous Anne. I have seen them on YouTube in my travels and now I have seen yours it might push me into trying one - although I guess you need a heck of a lot of paper cones!!!! Gorgeous. Christine xx

Viv said...

This looks fab Anne, clever recycling too ;) Viv xx

Janice said...

I love this recycling idea, your wreath looks fabulous Ann. I am sure they'll prove very popular at your craft fayre.
Janice x

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Brilliant project Anne....great bit of recycling....Joolsx

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