Monday, December 13, 2010

Book wreath

This months Real Living magazine featured a book wreath in Alice Flynns beautiful home . I thought it was lovely , so you can imagine my delight when Belinda from The happy home blog featured a tutorial . I think Belinda did about 3 layers where as I did about 6 or 7 I think. In fact I might have even done more if I hadn't run out of hot glue.I think I used 21 glue sticks all up!
 I'm pretty happy with how it turned out , its Christmasy without being too much . I might even keep it up after Christmas ....what do you think?
If you decide to give one of these a go watch out for the hot glue ....I still haven't recovered.
Book paper wreath from very exy homewares shop $250
Book paper wreath from me $7.50 (includes hot glue) plus cost of skin grafts to replace my fingertips.

x michelle


  1. gorgeous!! I love it! you did a great job - the burnt fingers were worth it, right?! xxx

  2. Hi Michelle : ) I couldn't seem to find an email address to contact you directly, so I thought I would just comment on here, hoping that you get a notification.

    You left a comment on my blog today about my gingerbread recipe. I'm glad you like it. I think it's just right...Still gingery but not too gingery.

    Anyway, I wanted to let you know about Biskart as they have small gingerbread house cutters that are just perfect for making small houses! I can get about 6 houses and 20 gingerbread men out of 3 batches of mixture. Anyway, I thought you might be interested. The cutters are about $14 :)

  3. You're not a pain at all :)

    There is no bottom in the house at all, so I just wrap a 5 x 7 artist board with tissue paper and then cellophane over the top and then just build the house directly onto that!

    Hope that helps

  4. I love it! How clever are you! I would keep this one up all year for sure. x

  5. I forgot to add that the artist's boards are only about $1.50 for 3 (from our nExtra newsagents) so they are much more cost effective than cake boards. I've thought about using a thick cardboard, but I think there would be too much weight in the finished house