Nov 20, 2011

Retro Wall Art

The small pics around the "M" are ones my mom made years ago.  The M in the middle is made from a piece of wood wrapped with yarn, some burlap ribbon and some flowers that broke off of an old wreath.  The mirror is an old mirror I found at the recycle center for $1.  It was gold, I spray painted it a retro green color.  I like how they all turned out.

Book Page Wreath

I made this wreath with a foam green wreath form, small amount of ribbon, floral pins, and old book pages.
The library was selling books this summer for like a dime a piece.  I bought several but haven't decided what to do with them yet...until this.  I took some of the pages out of the book and cut some generic flower shapes.  Then I layered about 3 flowers rotating them so the petals didn't overlap.  I took a small strip of book page paper about 1/2 inch by 2 inches and centered it on the stack of flowers.  I then took the floral pin and stuck it down through the center and into the wreath.  The small straight strip was then wrinkled up to make the center of the flower.  You can kind of bend  up the edges of the petals to make them less flat looking and more realistic.  Then just keep that going all around the wreath.  I added a brown ribbon to hang the wreath with.  Also because my book pages were so old they were pretty fragile so I took some clear acrylic spray paint and sprayed the whole finished product to keep the pages from breaking off.  The only thing I would have done differently is to maybe mod podge some book pages to the wreath first before pinning on the flowers....mainly because from the side you can still see some of the green wreath.