7/21/09

Transformation Thursday!

Well....here is my transformation for this week. As mentioned last week, I said I was going to make some paper roses using pages from vintage books. I have a huge collection of old books dating as far back as the late 1800's, most I picked up for .25cents each. (I've never paid over $1 for an old book!) What to do with so many books right? I mean I've glued the pages onto just about everything..... Soooooooo why not make a bouquet of paper roses! Of course that would be the next logical thing to do right? Now.... I am wanting to make some tight rose buds!! Now, how cute would that be?? (thats on my ever growing "to do" list) For now, I just plunked them in a milk glass bowlie/vase and added some glittered flowers & other stuff that was close by to fill it in a bit. I like how it turned out.... the pages from the vintage book I used were slightly brittle, causing some tearing on the roses curled petals, but not to much. (I just cut those bits off) Here is a closeup... I think I'll take these out of this container and place them in a cone of sheet music and take them to an upcoming party as a small hostess gift ....eh gawds, you just never know what junk I'll bring to your house! :-) The next batch of roses are going to be a lot better/cuter since I've now worked out the bugs on this dozen... the next ones are for me! This is a very easy-peasy do it yourself project... Just don't overthink it, just go with the flow...every rose is different, no two are alike.... and if they turn out ugly... you can recycle them, so everything is right with the world~You can also view more transformations over at "Shabby Chic Cottage" and over at "A Soft Place to Land" Kimba is hosting a "do it yourself" linky party. The Coloradolady is also hosting a Vintage Thingie Thursday. Last but not least...Leigh over at "Tales From Bloggeritaville" is hosting a Thrifty Thursday linky party~

26 comments:

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Love the roses wow, please do a tutorial !!
Diane

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Those are so neat! I agree w/ Diane... please do a tutorial... oh wait, I'll still never get the hang of it... maybe you should just do a giveaway, and pick me to win! ha ha... just kidding!
~Amy

Cheryl ~ZanyMayd said...

You need to listen to Marie Osmonds
"Paper Roses" while making the next bunch....
Great Job!!!!!!

NicNacManiac said...

These are adorable...yes, please do a tutorial!!
I would love you to bring over anything that you make for a hostess gift...I would be honored!
~ xOxO Nerina!

jennifer said...

The bouquet of roses was lovely. There is so much you could do with that technique - you could embellish anything!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow.. so creative of you.. love the roses! yes.. tutorial please.. and a giveaway would be good too! hehehehe happy VTT

Roslyn said...

I used to make rose from organdy-never thought of vintage books though I do like yours very much.

Kammy said...

Very pretty, love the text roses !
Hugs ~ Kammy

~~Carol~~ said...

Oh, I love these roses! Can you pretty please tell us how you did it?!

CC said...

Your roses are wonderful..I love them,and think they would be beautiful however you display them. Happy VTT, hope you have a lovely weekend.

Crystal said...

I love them!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

How beautiful! Great idea! I agree on the tutorial! Well done! Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week! Be sure and drop by to see what the other thrifty participants are showing off. Some really great finds!
Thanks again!
Leigh
Tales from Bloggeritaville
www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Sara said...

I love those! Would be a wonderful thing to give as a teacher gift. I agree with others--do a tutorial please!

Rachelle said...

Yes, please, please, please show us how you made those roses!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Those are gorgeous! And, as a writer, they just warm my heart. A bouquet of these would be better than fresh ones, anyday!

Thanks for joining me today.

Gwen said...

I love those and would really like to learn how you did them!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

So pretty! I love them! Great job!

Coloradolady said...

These are great...please post a tutorial...these are adorable. What a great way to use the pages from an old book.

Have a great VTT and a wonderful weekend.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Yes, do a tutorial! those roses are adorable. And one thing we have in abundance here are old books!
Cass

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

ouch!! i couldn't bear to do that to old books but i must admit those roses look delightful :)

Jen R. said...

Love them! They are very cool!

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Pretty please -- directions? (: Love the project!

Shirleymac said...

What a great idea! They look so pretty too. I was wondering about brittleness but you answered that question :0)

Cheryl said...

LOVE your paper roses! I found your blog via Vintage Rescue Squad. I'm a Cheryl too...also 44...and from California (but currently trapped in Virginia!).

Annie x said...
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Annie x said...

WOW Not sure how but I managed to delte my comment, only wanted to edit it!! DOH!

LOVE the way you used your book pages..will have to try it out!! INSPIRED!!( I love making paper roses... I'm a posting newbie in the U.K but have been reading a while in the shadows!! LOVE LOVE your blog! Just wanted to come out to say hello!!