Super Thursday Craft

Today, in my ward’s super-craft Thursday, I’m teaching two classes on how to make this wreath. I made mine from a dilapidated copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. I’d held onto this book forever, and it’s binding was destroyed, but the patina on the pages was so pretty, and the marginalia were beautiful. Now it’s a wreath- and while part of me completely cringes at tearing a book apart, part of me kind of delights in the outcome. The idea came from this tutorial, with some modifications- worked out and shown here in this beautiful sample made by my friend Brenda.

8 thoughts on “Super Thursday Craft

  1. I love this! (I know I know, I say that everytime I comment) I think I might try doing this with sheet music and hang it above my piano. I am not a crafty person so we’ll see how I do!

  2. It’s a tough choice, but I think I like your crisp version better. I have a couple of old books of piano music that I’ve been saving for paper projects. They have a terrific “patina” to their pages. I was thinking decupage, but this is a great idea!

  3. I just got back from the all-day craft-a-thon, and several women made then with sheet-music to hang over their pianos- and they came out spectacular. Really, really pretty.

    As far as folding them, roll them in a cone, that’s all. Keep the rough edges at the bottom and the nice edges at the outer part.

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