Sunday, September 4, 2011

DIY Heart Punch Magazine/Book Wreaths

Nester is having a wreath party. A "You Made A Wreath Out of What?" Party. I never knew my life lacked the untold joys of a wreath party until she breathed the words, and now there's just no going back.

I've already shared both of these wreaths, but I wanted to consolidate them into one post for the purposes of the bash and I desperately wanted to tweak the photos of the Valentine's wreath, since it appears to be my most pin-worthy idea and every time I see the hideous original photo I want to pour balsamic vinegar in my eyes and call it a day.

If I were a different kind of girl, I would go this very minute and haul it out of the closet for a 2nd Chance Photo shoot, but apparently I'm still just Shannan, the girl who is satisfied with a marginal improvement.


To read the nitty gritty about how to make my magazine-heart-flower wreath, click here. You'll also see gorgeous, professional photos of the wreath, courtesy of Layla and Kevin of The Lettered Cottage.


While you're there, flip through the rest of the Summer Fun e-zine for loads of inspiring cottage decorating.


And now, the Heart/Book Wreath:


This was made using the same heart punch as the flower wreath and substituting paperback book pages for the magazine pages.

For the record, this photo still bugs me. Hello, shadows. Not pleased to meet'cha. Maybe next time we will opt not to, in haste, photograph at midnight. Though there are no guarantees for these kinds of things.


For the details on how this was created, click here.

Happy wreathing, Party People!!!!!


29 comments:

  1. cute!! these wreaths are perfectly wonderful.
    and shadows creep into all of my indoor photos. pfft.
    at least your shadows are pretty!!

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  2. oooh! this wreath party intrigues me!

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  3. I say go with the shadows and the real life they bring.

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  4. Cuteness! You've gotten my creative juices flowing!

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  5. Love the wreaths... and I actually LIKE the shadows. They add a little mystery to the pic :)

    ~Chris

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  6. I had to stop by your blog to see what you have going on here. I LOVE the wreath idea!!! Thanks for stopping by to say hi!!

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  7. Someday I want to be a cool decorator like you. Right now I am watching HGTV and loving Nate Berkus. I wish he lived next door to me.

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  8. I am also coming in your party to do some entertainment.

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  9. Love them both! and I like the shadows . . .

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  10. THESE are super adorable. You should be proud. :)

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  11. What an adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a happy and blessed Labor Day!

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  12. i love both of these! i think i need a bigger heart punch. and really, the pictures are not so bad :)

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  13. I'd like to make a wreath out of chocolate. Hey, a girl can dream. :) Yours are super cute!!

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  14. I love it! So pretty!

    And I have not been by this way in a while...and your new bloggy home (new to me anyway!) is quite lovely!

    I love the profile picture! Sweet!

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  15. how do you do it, friend? you're amazing...

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  16. I've gotta get me one of those heart cutters. I've loved these since you posted about them before.

    On another note, "Turn your face to the sunshine, and you cannot see the shadows." ;)
    --Helen Keller

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  17. That is adorable! Gotta love the Nester! I've gotten many a tip from her over the years...

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  18. My friend said that if it weren't for Pinterest, she never would have known about my secret love of wreaths. I'm pinning it baby! BOTH OF THEM!

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  19. I love them both, shadows and all!!!! I am glad that you are just Shannon, real, open, honest and refreshing!!!

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  20. As always, you make the cutest crafts on the planet! I love the wreath with the pennies in the middle. Very cute.

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  21. Look at you -- you are cute, crafty and stinkin' hilarious. I laughed out loud at the 'vinegar in your eyes' statement.

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  22. au contraire, the shadows give your gorgey wreath DEPTH and CONTRAST. embrace the shadows, i say! :)

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