Thursday, February 14, 2013

Book Page Wreath & Dining Room Ideas

I was hinting around at wanting to add in a planked accent wall instead of the book page wall in our dining room here.  While I did love the book page wall, I knew it wouldn't be permanent and since we had commited to changing the paint colors in our home to lighter and brighter this year, the pages needed to come down.
As a nod to our old accent wall (seen here) I decided to hang up this book page wreath I had made several months ago, but had never shared with all of you because of the busy holiday season and a focus on other projects.

Sigh. The old maple syrup bucket and pussy willows on the dining room table give me a glimmer of hope that spring is right around the corner.

 The large, black, grosgrain ribbon was actually salvaged from the red and white Target quilt that I purchased for my bed. (You can see it here).  Don't you love when you can actually reuse a part of the packaging from another purchase?
Here is a close up.  I folded each book page accordian style lengthwise and created the decorative ends with a paper punch.  As usual, my wreath form is just a piece of cardboard that I cut out into the shape of a wreath.

Are you wondering why I'm not showing any other shots of my dining room?  Well, that would be because in true Angela fashion one little change leads to a domino effect of full on updates. Really, nothing is easy with me.

So...enjoy the wreath and a glimpse of the new wall color (BM's Cloud Cover). And come back next week hopefully for more dining room madness. On tap for us this weekend is installing our version of a planked wall and a pretty dramatic update for my big 1990s hutch that has been such a headache. Seriously, I had planned on leaving it glossy black (seen here), but some poor prep work and a cat with claws thought otherwise.

P.S.  The tutorial I used for the wreath was based on the one found here.  For more wreath ideas be sure to follow my Wreaths, Buntings & Banners - DIY board on Pinterest.
P.P.S. Thank you, thank you for all of the kind comments that I received last week when I mentioned my struggles with my boys and their special needs.  Going through this can be such a lonely thing sometimes and those of you who took the time to send me a personal note provided so much comfort.

Linking to:
DIY Show Off Mod Vintage Life My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia52 MantelsBeyond The Picket FencePhotobucket A Delightsome Life Rooted In Thymevif187Liz Marie Blog Boogieboard Cottage”FallFridays Unfolded


  1. What a beautiful wreath, I love the little punches :) Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. I love the lacey feel of your wreath - very romantic!

  3. Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for sharing the great wreath. The paper punches add so much to the wreath. Bet your hand was tired after all that punching! I am sharing vintage Valentine's Day cards today. Stop by for a visit!
    Many blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful Book Page Wreath at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love the paper punch design!


  5. I was tired of book page wreaths UNTIL I saw yours! The paper punched edges made it something very special. Great job! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.

  6. I love the punched detail in your wreath! It adds that something special. Thank you for linking up this and your paint colors post. It gave me a glimpse of your lovely home! Have a great week :)


  7. The wreath is beautiful, and I adore that added punched detail! I just finished and shared making a coffee filter wreath, and now I'm thinking I will have to make one of these book page wreaths, too!

  8. Beautiful wreath! Such a smart idea to do that to the ends!! Bravo!

  9. Adorable - love this!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  10. Gorgeous! Hadn't thought of using edge punch!

  11. Love this - it looks great! I would love to feature it on a weekly DIY post next week. Would you be okay with that? You did a great job!


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