Paper wreath, here I come!

Uncategorized November 21, 2010
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.
Simple Joys Paperie

DesignGrenade
Living With Lindsey

Haru
Hope you are having a treasure filled weekend as well!

Comments 28

  1. Carol@SofasandSage.com says on November 21, 2010

    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!

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  2. Time Worn Style says on November 21, 2010

    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

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  3. haruoriginals says on November 21, 2010

    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…

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  4. Lindsey says on November 21, 2010

    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!!!

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  5. M says on November 21, 2010

    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;-).

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  6. Petie says on November 23, 2010

    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.

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