No, not a baby.. I told you my thoughts on that here silly. :)
But I did add to the family room this week, in my attempt to finish it. Wait, will it ever be finished? No, but in my attempt to fill up the walls I finished something. I think I have a problem with hanging too much on the walls. But, they're all lovely things and I want to show them off.
I used to have a painting that I did way back in the day of a rose and well red isn't working so well in the living room anymore and I wanted something neutral, classy, lovely and about the same size as the clock on the other side of the windows so they could balance each other out well.
Case in point.
The book wreath.
I wont go into a huge tutorial because google will tell you everything you need to know but I did change it up a bit to suit my tastes.
1.) I didn't paint the ends of the pages, I burned them. Is that legal? I'm not sure, but I figured I was already tearing the pages out, fixing up the edges with a little crispiness wouldn't hurt anything. Plus it smells like camping and makes me happy.
2.) I used glue and pins. I want this sucker to stay in place. If I did it again, which I will-- I would most definitely not use the pins with pearls on the top, but it's all I had at the time. There's a couple spots you can see them but I just moved the pages around and unless you're LOOKING for them, I think it's okay.
3.) It's probably too full, I even took some out of the middle because you couldn't see the inside circle and it's still really really fluffy. But I'm okay with that, are you?
I love it. It was super fun to make, I might make a million and start selling them, just because I liked the campfire smell I got from it all day. :)