Some fun times had this afternoon with everyone busy making crafty things! Mom made the beautiful wreath above for Valentine's Day - puffy hearts with pinked edges, burgundy berries and iridescent buttons. I just love it. My project was a bit more ambitious, even though it was smaller in size:
I have been wanting to make a book-page wreath ever since I saw one online. But as I looked for tutorials on the wreath, I found this lovely idea for making roses out of book pages. The tutorial I used is here. It takes a lot of work to make the roses. I had seen some wreathes that were entirely made of these flowers, but I'm glad I only did three. Any more and it would have been a much longer project! I ended up making the roses too large for my wreath, so I had to lop off some petals, but the end result turned out pretty good:
Now to just hang the thing on the door! I just took down the Christmas-themed wreath last week and it was looking awful bare. I'm glad that I was able to engineer its replacement.