So, I decided that I would go down and we would make this cute wreath for her house, and it would be really easy and fun and make her happy. It looked so easy, all you needed was a 10" Styrofoam wreath, an old book and a glue gun. Easy enough, right? Well, she lives in a small town not far from me, they have a Walmart (not my favorite store), so I thought it would be easy to find a the things we needed. I already had the glue gun and glue sticks, so we just needed the wreath and an old book. Do you think we could find a Styrofoam wreath at Walmart or anywhere else in the city - NO! So, after searching for an hour, we ended up going to a thrift store and buying an old grapevine wreath and two old paperback books - worked out great! The wreath turned out so pretty! I didn't take a picture of her wreath, but I made mine last night and this is what it looks like. Hers looked very similar and the grapevine wreath worked out great. Just a hint - the older and more discolored the book, the better.
I thought they turned out so cute - they remind me of paper roses. You can make them as full as you like. Just follow the tutorial and it is easy. The only thing I changed was, instead of gluing the paper with the glue gun at the bottom, once you have folded it (It will make more sense after seeing the tutorial) I stapled it, the glue was too hot and took too long to stick. Stapling was much faster. Other than that, it was so easy - a little time consuming, but easy.
The whole project was less than $5.00 - my Styrofoam wreath was $2.00, and the book was .75, I probably used four glue sticks to do my wreath - what a bargain! I love to craft, but I am
I think they turned out great - Have a wonderful day!