Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A paper Christmas...

Feeling a little crafty as I finish off holiday decorating, and what puts gives a final finishing touch to your home like a lovely big wreath in your entrance? I loved these seemingly simple ideas for paper wreaths that can be made quite inexpensively with with a little paper and lots of holiday spirit :)

No books were harmed in the making of this post, however, not sure I can say the same for the making of this wreath. While librarians may want to avert their eyes, I loved the soft ruffles of this wreath made entirely of a used book.

Perhaps my favourite option of all - a lovely wreath fashioned from old family photographs. What a lovely sentimental touch - perhaps use photos of past holiday memories, or even of loved ones who are far away.

Just the prettiest thing - this lacy little wreath made of paper doilies and little white lights simple glows. The perfect welcome on a cold, white night.

Fun, fun - fashion these with simple white paper, or keep all the bows from gifts to make this next year. This playful star wreath guides you in...

I'm curious - how have you decorated for the holidays?
Inside and out?


{Photos: 1-LivingwithLindsay, 2-viaLayersofMeaning+LakeJane, 3- MarthaStewartviaDesignisMine}

15 comments:

Get Togetha said...

The wreath from old photographs seems so doable...

GT..

SogniSorrisi said...

Love the first wreath!

Rebecca June said...

That book wreath is stunning. I may have to harm a few books to make one of my own.

xoxo

Rebecca June

Jaime said...

I love the 1st and 2nd ones...the picture one is so perfect! I want to do now :)

A Life More Fabulous said...

A little update - inspired by this morning's post I created a lovely little photo wreath - with lots of old holiday photos :)

Chicago City Girl said...

I immediately loved the photo wreath, then went on to read that you did too :) I'm glad you made one yourself, will you post us a picture?

*cara* @ CGC

Raru said...

Oh... I love the first one. Lovely.
Thank you again :)

Raru
79ideas.org

Splendid Willow said...

Like I wasn't busy enough... I am now going to spend the weekend making a photo wreath myself! With older generation family members and bring them into our celebration. GREAT idea! OX, Monika

prashant said...

Love the first wreath

Work from home India

Lana said...

These are all so pretty, such different ideas, love the photo wreath and doily one!

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

I adore these looks! Especially for first one for it's ruffly effect. This holiday season I have been trying to get creative with wreathes and try new things. This is definitely inspirational!

xo,
Crystal

Maria Felix said...

I really do love the book wreath... although I'm sure the same effect could be achieved from old newspapers... without sacrificing a beloved book.

I also really love the bow wreath in the last picture. It's very in your face Christmas... no one can doubt the holidays when looking at such a playful and to the point decoration :)

spaceforinspiration said...

You're very creative and clever!
Love your wreath, as well as the first and last in your gallery.

Thanks for sharing - I feel inspired!

xCharlotta

Sarah Klassen said...

Oh, I love the very first one! It has such a girly-chic look to it.

Great post :)

roomenvy said...

Your decorations are so cute and girly. Have you seen ours? Check out http://roomenvy.wordpress.com/category/christmas-craft-ideas-2/ :)

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