Sunday, November 7, 2010

Holiday Blog Hop Today!


Hello Everone!  Welcome to Scrap Tiffany's Holiday Blog Hop.  We're so glad you could come join us for some Holiday inspiration!
 If you happened here on your own and would like to participate in the Blog Hop,
please start at Scrap Tiffany.

For today's hop I decided to make a Christmas Wreath.  I found many examples of this online and thought I would give it a try.  It was very simple to make.



Here's some directions for you.  First I started off with a 1 1/2" scallop punch.  You can adjust this based on the size of the wreath.  This was a small foam base only about 7". I also bought a thesaurus at the $1 store.  You may use a whole book depending on the size of the wreath.


After I punched out some I inked them with distressing ink (Tim Holtz- Red Barn and Shabby Shutters).  Only do a portion of these at a time.  You will need a ton of them but the inking is tedious and I know with me I get bored doing the same thing over and over so I took breaks and switched what I was doing.  You can also mist them if you like but I was going for more color and the ink seemed to work best for that.


Use a pencil to scrunch around the bottom and then hot glue each piece to the wreath base. 



I hope you all enjoy the wreath.  I'd love to know if you make one yourself!

I will be giving away a little Christmas RAK to one of you all. 
 All you have to do is leave a comment on this post!

Now, it's time for you to head over to the fabulous Jennifer

79 comments:

  1. I totally LOVE this idea! I was wanting to make some sort of wreath for my new scrapbook room for the holidays. I am definitely going to give this a try. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  2. I totally love your wreath Jackie!!! It gorgeous! Was it very time consuming to make or did it go pretty quickly?

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  3. This looks easy enough that I might even give it a try. Great job!

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  4. This is beautiful and I love that you shared the directions with us! This is a project that I would love to try. Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. OH WOW!!!!!!! AMAZING!!! You are sooo talented!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

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  6. This is just one lovely creative project!!
    I just started following!
    Gaby
    gabycreates.com

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  7. I was waiting to see what great idea you had. This is fabulous, Jackie! I just love it.

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  8. Wow how effective too. That is awesome and would certainly keep little hands busy too LOL
    Thanks for sharing this. :D

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  9. oh this is awesome!!! how fun!

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  10. Jackie this is such a great project! Looks like it took you some time but the result was worth it!

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  11. wow I love this.....this will be awesome for the kids to do...thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Love your wreath Jackie, I can only imagine the total time it took to make it but well worth it! Great idea to pick up the 'paper book' at the $ store...will have to put that on my shopping list.
    Cathy S

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  13. This project is so adorable and festive, Jackie. I love it!! That scalloped punch comes in so handy! Thanks, again, for the holiday fun!

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  14. This would be a great way to use up some patterned paper that is maybe great colors but too busy for a layout...TFS

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  15. Adorable wreath. Thanks for the instructions. Now I have a reason to buy a scalloped punch (plus I have a 50% coupon for Michaels for today).

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  16. ok awesome. I really need to get a glue gun. I have been thinking about it, and this just pushed me over the edge.

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  17. What a beautiful wreath. It looks like my kids would like to help with this one. They can punch, ink and poke it with the pencil. Hhhmm? Would keep them busy for quite awhile. Great job!!

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  18. This is just BEAUTIFUL! I love that you took something from the $1 store and turned it into this!

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  19. Jackie...what a beautiful wreath. Was it time consuming? Looks easy peasy though.

    TFS, I might try this with my daughter.

    Hugs

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  20. Beautiful! love this project It is something I could make with the kids help. Or have them work on punching while I ink it up!!! TFS
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

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  21. This is lovely - what an easy project!

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  22. Oh this is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

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  23. Totally awesome wreath! I will have to try one for sure!
    jennyplace26@gmail.com

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  24. Jackie thanks for another creative and fun project!! It would be something the whole family - younger and elder could do!

    smilesmoore2 at verizon dotnet

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  25. That is beautiful. Looks like it will take a long time.

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  26. Wow, this turned out really beautiful!!

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  27. Wow! That is absolutely fabulous!!

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  28. Very Cute! I love it! I just might have to try this. I am so loving this hope, some great ideas. thanks you so much.

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  29. That is so beautiful! I'm wondering how long it took you to make. Really lovely.

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  30. Love your wreath! It looks great! Need to try this one!

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  31. What a great idea! It reminds me of an hydrangea wreath.
    Bjohn3237@aol.com

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  32. Very cute! I like the two colors for the inking.

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  33. wreaths are probably my fav decoration. I have made others with paper but never seen this one before. It is super. I have a half eaten book thanks to the dog I was saving for something, think I found it!

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  34. Jackie, The wreath is so pretty! I will be making one of these this weekend. i just love it!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

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  35. So pretty! Love how you inked it red & green

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  36. that looks wonderful...what patience you have!!

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  37. It's lovely and I love how the print shows through Jackie.

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  38. Oh, Jackie! The wreath is just fabulous! I can't wait to make one of these. I love how you used book print.

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  39. What a splendid idea! It looks absolutely amazing.

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  40. i will definitely be making this! i love it and i already have everything i need. thankyou, thankyou

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  41. such a pretty wreath - the time you took was well worth it :D

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  42. Great wreath. Looks easy but takes time.

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  43. Hi Jackie~

    This is very pretty! You did a wonderful job.
    I love recycled crafts! I am a new stalker and cant wait to see more amazing projects.
    TFS and a chance to win
    http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
    Bonnie C
    ascrapabove@aol.com

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  44. What a colorful and creative holiday project - just lovely!

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  45. What a great project! That does look easy enough for me to attempt! critterbugg365@gmail.com

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  46. Love it, thanks for sharing this idea!

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  47. Very cute and great idea. This would make great gift and just ink in their decorating colors. Love it. Thanks for sharing,
    tabitha4cm at yahoo dot com

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  48. I remember making these as a kid but using tissue paper. Love your wreath! TFS!

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  49. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!

    I want to do this but I am afraid of the time it takes...I am running short on time these days.

    TFS!!!

    Alina @ http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com

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  50. Cute wreath, thanks for sharing!

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  51. Jackie, that came out beautiful. I just love those colors together.

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  52. Gorgeous wreath, love that you shared the how to as well, thanks :)

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  53. Oh My heck this is fantastic!!!
    I cannot believe all that hard work!!!
    I am featuring this on the Paper Issues blog tomorrow!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing!!
    =)

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  54. What a cute & creative wreath! Great idea for any season!

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  55. LOVE this project! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial! I've got to give this a try!
    Scrappy Love,
    Rene'

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  56. wow this is so neat great job on this!!!

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  57. WOW!!! Sooooooooooo cool! Thanks for sharing how you did this!! I may have to try it! :0)

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  58. OHHHHHHHHHHHHH I LOVE this....It is just awesome...Thank you for the How TO!!!

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  59. How neat! Thanks for the great idea.

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  60. I love this Jackie! I saw Ana's in the SC gallery and it said that she got the idea from you. I just had to come searching hoping for a tutorial, and you didn't disappoint! WOO! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  61. this is a great project! I would love to try this with my kids :D

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  62. Love the look of this, but also thinking of the time it must have took! Thinking of chickening out and making a small version! :D

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  63. This wreath tutorial is great! Thanks so much for sharing this idea.
    xo
    jeanne

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  64. love it, so cool - thanks for sharing! are the pages of the book tissue consistency, and did u count how many!?!?!?!?

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  65. I remember using a technique like this with tissue paper when i was in grade school! Very, very cool!

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  66. I just saw your tutorial over on Simply Scraping.com - loved this idea of the wreath using books and inks. I did a similar wreath years ago with tissue for a baby shower and it was so darn cute. I had forgot about that though so this reminded me again that we can do so many things and make them beautiful without costing alot of money! Thanks for taking the time to put this tutorial together. I have you bookmarked for future reference!

    Angie

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  67. Wow! This is seriously cool! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial :)

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  68. I love this and thank you for sharing! I am always looking for new ideas to make wreaths/flowers using paper. I am going to try this and also use the paper circles in some other projects.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, glad you liked it :)

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  69. Thank you for sharing this! I am always looking for new paper craft ideas and these circles are perfect for some other projects I want to do.

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  70. I am loving this wreath.I love anything handmade using book paper!Thanks for sharing.

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