My dear sister-in-law, Jenny, over at One Day at a Time did a really neat wreath project that I wanted to try myself. I think it's officially called A Book Page Wreath. I decided to use an old hymnal because we seem to have a few of those lying around collecting dust - especially in Scott's office. Hers is so amazing, plus she's like a professional photographer/interior designer/all around amazing woman. But I love it so much I wanted to show you hers as well.
See?? That's like her actual living room. AND, she has four kids under 6!! (Maybe under 7...I'm horrible at birthdays, but I definitely know there are four.). If you could see our living room, you'd see horribly ripped up leather furniture from my cat, Mike, crayon marks on the carpet - possibly on the wall as well - and some miscellaneous unexplained stains that will take a professional to remove. I bet Jenny could get those stains out too!
Here are the two wreaths that I did. The cool things about the really old hymnals is that the pages are not stark white and the edges are colored - I have red, green, and blue so far. I don't know why they did that back in the day, but it makes for a pretty effect on the wreath.
All you need to make these is: a styrofoam circle, a clue gun, a book, and I used a pencil to do the pressing into place. So you can make this for virtually pennies!
You can find a tutorial here: http://livingwithlindsay.com/2009/11/librarians-please-avert-your-eyes.html.
Let me know if you try it!!