Friday, November 20, 2009

What do PB and LaVyrle Spencer have in common?

What do you suppose Pottery Barn and LaVyrle Spencer have in common? Hmmm??

I just got my PB catalog yesterday and as I was paging through it I saw these wreaths that I liked.

I went through the masses of books my husband and I have and found one that I really didn't value and would never look at again. (Sorry, romance novels don't hold a lot of interest for me.) So I started ripping out pages and rolling cones. I cut out a cardboard circle and used my hot glue gun to make a wreath.

I think it will hang in one of my kitchen windows. I hung it against a wall so you could see it better. I am thinking about using spray adhesive and glitter to add a little bling, but haven't decided yet. What do you think, glitter or no glitter?

Ssshhhh, don't tell anyone. It almost makes me want snow...

Check out these other great blogs for fun ideas:

The Inspired Room

The Shabby Nest

The DIY Show Off

A Soft Place to Land


  1. Wow! I've seen these around, but never known anyone who actually made one! Love it. I love reading and books, so this could be something I could get into. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Oh I love it!! You did a great job. I may have to copy this one!!

  3. That turned out great! I like it as it is, but I think it would be fun with glitter, too.


  4. Hi Brenda,
    This is a great way to use a romance novel for sure!
    Yes, Smoke is grulla. A nice little horse. My husband is just starting him now.

  5. Oh, Glitter it up!! What a TERRIFIC idea! I am going to do this right away! Don't worry, I will refer people to your site~! Great job, and Thanks!!!

  6. Very pretty! I think glitter would be a great addition! I've got an old book waiting for a project in the garage...I might have to get busy soon!

  7. Nice!I couldn't part with any books though! Amazing what a little glue and paper can make!

  8. Very pretty! What a fantastic project!

  9. Very creative! You could make and sell them on Etsy! I'm just addicted to Etsy these days. ;)
    Glitter or no glitter? I think either way. If you did some, use it sparingly. Maybe it look like your wreath was kissed with a bit of frost!

  10. This looks great. I love the way it looks in the window with the light shining through. I'm not a huge glitter fan so I vote for no glitter but I think it would look great either way.

  11. Those are fabulous! They are actually on my list of projects for this Christmas! I love how yours turned out.

  12. Hi! Just wanted to thank you for your participation in my giveaway, and stop over here and see your blog! Love it! I love that wreath idea!! I would glitter it.

    Your horse photos are beautiful!

    Thanks again.

  13. oh my gosh this is so cool. i have some vintage kids books in "cutter" condition--this may be my project!

  14. That is so cute. I'd love to have you post it at my Its So Very Creative party (mon.)


  15. Glimmer Mist in a sepia tone!!!

  16. I LOVE this wreath, I have a passion for reading so this wreath really is me! I have to make one! Thanks so much for sharing, Sue

  17. This is gorgeous - thanks for sharing

  18. NO GLITTER...I think we all love Pottery Barn for the natural ways they present things.
    You did an amazing job on your wreath...looks fantastic.


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