Saturday, November 20, 2010

Paper wreath, here I come!

Today I attended a particularly crappy auction (excuse my language). I sat through hours of booster cables, mismatched tools, and particularly ugly and worn clothing.
Just about ready to leave, the auctioneer caught my attention when he announced a lot of sheet music. I hadn't taken a close look before and had no idea what condition it was in as it was all in boxes, but I was the only bidder and took home 3 grocery bags full for $3.
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Even if it wasn't all that old I would have been happy, as I have been crafting up a storm for the holidays with various book pages so I knew I would use them. (scraps from an upcoming ornament project I paired up with Pier 1 on!).
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But my patience and poor luck with the rest of the auction were well worth it because low and behold my $3 pile of music turned out to be a gold mine of antique french sheet music.
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Just the right amount of wear and tear will make for some really fun wreaths and holiday projects.
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Here are just a few examples I have been saving as inspiration. A paper wreath has been on my to-do list for quite some time and I am excited to give it a go.


Hope you are having a treasure filled weekend as well!

28 comments:

pinkstilettos said...

I like all the wreaths....the angel one is very neat!
Daisy~

Carol@SofasandSage.com said...

Wow! I truly have never seen such a variety of paper wreaths and inventions! Shouldn't you check out that music to make sure it's not something valuable? I'd be afraid I'd be cutting up something rare!

Kyra said...

Oh wow I am insanely jealous of your find! I have a few paper projects like that in mind as well!

Time Worn Style said...

Hi Holly, just discovered your blog today and have had a grand old time looking about! Funny thing about the music sheets, very similar thing happened to me (huge box lot for $5) so I am also giving the wreath idea a go too. They look fabbo!
alicia

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

I love your collection of paper wreaths. So beautiful! What a great deal you got on the sheet music!

AnaLisa said...

Wow, some fun inspiration!

Erin said...

Those are all beautiful-love the last one with the pretty bird!

Hope you guys are well!

haruoriginals said...

Your blog is a daily inspiration to me and I was thrilled to see that my paper wreath has inspired you too. I hope you have fun with this project. If I can offer you any suggestions please let me know! Take care & have fun...

Allison said...

Those are fantastic wreaths! I love the angel wings! What a treasure you got with all of that sheet music.

jandjhome said...

I have been working on one for the past couple of days. I love it. I love the idea of the sheet music.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

My Girls and I made a wreath last year but we are lovin those wings Fabulous! ~Cheers Kim

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

Cant wait to see what you create Holly!!! Hugs, Rachel :)

Lindsey said...

Oh how I love paper wreaths!! Glad you stuck through the auction long enough to get the music! Can't wait to see what you create!!!

M said...

I think it would be very cool to do something similar for a Thanksgiving turkey! Several of the wreaths look like a turkey's tailfeathers. Beautiful!
I have a box of sheet music, too, but since my MIL is giving my children piano lessons I'd better not touch it;-).

Kristin said...

Holly,

I did several of these last Christmas--and loved them!

Dawn said...

Oh how gorgeous is that Angel's wing one!

suziebabyzsazsa said...

Here is a great idea from miss mustard seed for paper wreaths too...

http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/2010/10/christmas-line-2010-preview.html

suziebabyzsazsa said...

Here is a great idea I found from Miss Mustard Seed.

http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/2010/10/christmas-line-2010-preview.html

Lynn @ Honey Darlins Corner said...

I'm your new follower and I love your blog! The paper wreaths and angel wings are awesome! Is there a tutorial for the angel wings?

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

wow sooo amazing! i definitely love the angel wings

D.E. said...

Hi Holly

My girlfriend happened to tell me about your blog today! I see you have a few of my wreaths featured. I'd love for you to add my link!
Thanks so much!
DE
www.whiteserenade.blogspot.com

Kirsten said...

How fun will this project be?! Can't wait to see what you come up with. Love the last wreath by Haru....adorable!

~Kirsten
http://triplemaxtons.blogspot.com

Calmly Chaotic said...

I love the last one. Definitely excited to see what you create!

Katie said...

Wow very cool, I have never seen anything quite like them before...can't wait to see what you create!

becki said...

Those wings are precious! Love the inspiration.

Petie said...

Love the ornaments! Is there a tutorial on the wreath from Haru's? I looked but couldn't find one. I love the look of the wreath and the colors in the one that you posted. I love the little birds attached to it and the brown ribbon. Would love any info about the wreath that you showed.

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Great wreaths... love the last one a whole lot!!

marygrace said...

I just made a book paper Christmas tree, I am obsessed with paper crafts, especially holiday paper crafts!

 
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