Friday Pretties: A paper wreath - and how to make it





Do you have old books - old, old books that are not pretty or good enough to keep? Here's something you can do with them, if you're not afraid to cut of some pages! A paper-wreath, leaves made out of printed pages. I liked the black and white look - but maybe it looks good as well, if you cut leaves out of old magazines - with colored pages. A little project if you don't quite feel ready yet to start on your christmas-decoration, and want to keep the autumn feeling lingering a bit longer.

The last picture shows you, how to do it - really simple and easy. Cut the leaves and then fix them with deco-needles on a styrofoam-wreath - that way, you can move them a little bit and adjust them to your liking. A little bow can be aded as a final touch.
Have a great weekend! And visit Joyce to see  more pretties here!!

Fotos artwork & painting: Martina Voigt-Schmid

25 comments:

  1. i was looking at the first pic and wondered how you do it until i scroll down... ahhhh..... i go. creative creative creative!

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  2. what an interesting idea :)
    i did 'my something old...' post if you'd like to stop by and see -
    have a great weekend,
    andrea

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  3. MARTINA, WHAT A GREAT IDEA!! I am at school, will come back later, but what a beautiful wreath. Imagine that in old French script!!! Anita

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  4. This is just beautiful! I have been on a huge vintage book page crafting spree, lately, and I may have to take inspiration from your idea -- love it!

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  5. Genial idea, con un bello resultado.
    Bss.

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  6. Martina, I love this! I love to read, this is perfect! XX!

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  7. I love this! What a great idea! I will have to try this!

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  8. How sweet! I love this project! I came your way via Joyce! So glad I did! I am now following your sweet blog!
    have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. MARTINA! GOOD EVENING, or at least from where I am at! YOu may be in bed by now, but I just wanted to come back to say that I am so happy to hear that it is only stress that your husband experienced...but all the same, prevention measures must be in order, for ALL OF US! May you both enjoy a quiet time together and rekindle a peaceful life that is more precious than anything else! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS ON MY HEADER! It was fun to make! And it is free from PICNIK!!!!

    Enjoy a creative weekend, please? LOVE TO YOU, Anita

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  10. wonderful!! what a great idea, i think i need one of these for christmas.

    happy weekend Martina

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  11. Dear Martina, you did it again, simple and beautiful :) I love it!

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  12. Thats so easy and creative... Loved the wreath...
    Have a great weekend:)

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  13. How charming dear Martina...thanks for the idea! I would love to try this with papers which has beautiful script lettering or calligraphy on...

    I hope your weekend is lovely, cheers: Evi

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  14. Ps: Thank You for the nice comment about my photos dear Martina...it means a lot :-)

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  15. Such a beautiful wreath. Good work Martina. Loved it.

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  16. this is AWESOME martina....i love it. i have sooo many old books. i just made a whole slew of paper flowers for my girls hair...so fun. i am going to make a wreath now thanks to wonderful you. i finally got home from UTAH and did your challenge. it.s up on my blog.
    happy weekend to you friend.
    c

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  17. What a unique and Pretty wreath! Thanks for sharing this great idea. Love It! And, thanks for playing along with Friday Pretties.
    Happy, Happy Weekend,
    Joyce

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  18. Perhaps I should give it a try! I have a thing for this kind of paper! Enjoy Fruehstueck, guten Appetit! xxxxx

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  19. What an inspiring post, Martina!
    so that even a garbage could be turned into something beautiful in the creative hands.
    Thanks for inspiring post, my dear friend!

    hugs,
    nensa

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  20. I love this, im an artist myself x

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  22. I am excited to try this. If it turns out well, I will blog about it (sharing a link to this blog along with kudos to you for your great idea), and a photo. Wish me luck. Going to start cutting leaves tomorrow...

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  23. I love this idea! I want to make some for hostess gifts!

    m.fay
    amateur couture

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  24. Good mdorning my dear, dear friend! I HAD A GREAT WEEKEND! And, I slept in this morning, which is NOT a good thing given that I need to head into work immediately to set up for our spelling test which is wickedly complicated for 50 fourth graders! But ahhhh, do I feel amazing! I woke up however, with my annual laryngitis;I felt it coming on last night with a slight sore throat and headache, but this Thursday, CONFERENCES begin and what a silly time to lose my voice!!! All in all however, creativity was abundant this weekend with the meeting of a blogger pal over HIGH TEA yesterday. We had a blast. Therefore, my recent post CAME TRUE!!! Now to get over to Germany, the dream would be complete.......

    BISES, Anita

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  25. Ah, how pretty!
    You are so full of creative ideas.
    I love these above;-)

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