Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Nursery rhyme Christmas wreath......

After seeing the fabulous wreaths here last week, I had a bee in my bonnet to make one for myself!
This seems to be flavour of the month, this year, particularlly making them from old sheet music.
 I went on the hunt for old sheet music but came up empty handed so I decided a vintage nursery rhyme book would do the trick!
 It turned out to be a little on the big side as you can see with a comparison shot of the space around it!!!
And I found 'The twelve days of Christmas' within the pages so I used that as the fan circle in the middle.
Master 8 came home after school one night last week and exclaimed "Mummy, that is awesome!"
("Awesome" is his favourite word at the moment.)
It didn't take long to make either, very rewarding for not much effort. I used sticky tape to hold most of it together as well as a few staples. I'm sure there is a tutorial out there in blog land somewhere. If not, let me know and I'll do a quick and easy tutorial on how I did mine.
Kathryn. XX

11 comments:

Jeni said...

how great is that ...
well done ...love it

thornberry said...

It looks terrific Kathryn - truly awesome! I think that there is going to be demand for a tutorial.

Paint Me White said...

The options are endless, it turned out gorgeous and looks stunning on your wall. Sandy x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Looks lovely Kathryn!! Love how you have used vintage nursery rhyme book.

clare's craftroom said...

REwarding indeed , it looks fabulous !

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Never seen one like it! I would love to see one made up i old wallpaper samples...Imagine!

misteejay said...

I think it is fab and the size is just right...wreaths can look a little lost if not big enough.

Toni :o)

Country Cottage Chic said...

Fantastic idea!

Kerryanne English said...

I'm with Master 8 - AWESOME!!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Andrea said...

So original idea and it looks beautiful!

Lisas Creative Home said...

I've seen these wreaths popping up all over the place lately. I am going to try one this week. I LOVE this one with the book pages. I've mostly seen ones with sheet music:)