. . .and I l o v e designing and creating with paper!!!
So~o~o. . .
when I saw a Book Page Leaves Autumnal paper wreath
from Kathy, at A Delightsome Life
I couldn't resist trying to make one for my own home decor!
While "Mr. Ed" was catching some of his largest Brown Trout to date,
I was busy cutting out paper leaves.
In the back of a Funk & Wagnalls Standard Desk Dictionary
was a section titled, Secretarial Handbook
which I used as experimental pages to cut out the leaves.
I used one oak leaf pattern, the other two were maple leaves.
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Doubling the amount.
First,I cut 10 leaves from each pattern for a total of 30 leaves.
Tripling the amount.
Then,I began arranging the leaves in a circular pattern.
I continued cutting and arranging the leaves,
until I had a clear visual idea of how the finished wreath would look.
I placed them inside clear zip~loc bags for storing
until we arrived home to assemble the wreath.
Once we arrived home from our Annual Trout Fishing Trip to Bennett Spring,
I began the process of assembling the Autumnal paper wreath.
I had kept the scraps in a separate zip~loc baggie
to camouflage the cardboard form.
"Mr. Ed" cut an 11 1/2 inch circle from cardboard using one of our dinner plates.
The inner circle measures 7 3/4 inches and was cut using a dessert / salad plate.
I covered both the front and the back of the cardboard circle
with scraps of the dictionary sheets and trimmed for a custom fit.
The first row of leaves
were angled around the rim of the cardboard and glued into place.
The second row was altered somewhat
and placed onto the wreath using scrapbooking foam dots.
I'm quite pleased with the outcome of the wreath
as I view it from its drying place in Studio One.
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The finished Autumnal paper leaf looks amazing
in On Crooked Creektt's Dining Room.
On Crooked Creektt,
my very own original designer Funk & Wagnall Paper Wreath!
Until next time. . .
On Crooked Creektt will be joining
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Metamorphosis Monday!
And. . .
Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire me Tuesday!
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for inspiring home decor ideas
for use within your own home!