Yesterday, after I determined I only had nine weeks of work left (and income!), I decided to start up a few things to generate some moolah. One of the ideas I had was to begin my Etsy store.
Like so many others (I hope!), I started an Etsy store awhile ago but really didn’t post much on it (lazy). Today though, I totally rocked Etsy! I uploaded a Vintage Paper Wreath I made a few months ago (here) to my site and am super excited about it! I already had one person list it as a Favorite Item…and that makes me stupidly giddy!
So, in an effort to give it my all-or-none-type attention, I started on another wreath. This one’s a little different though.
Instead of using book pages, I thought a magazine might work well. I have tons of Real Simple magazines that I absolutely loved reading but now didn’t have a use for. I saved the pages that inspired me (great recipes, design, DIY tips) and began tearing out colorful pages throughout the magazine. I ran across one of their sections about halfway through, which I thought was ironic.
I didn’t feel so bad tearing out those pages because the magazine endorsed repurposing! It was practically asking for new life…
As soon as I started, I realized I didn’t really like rolling the paper the same way I did with the book page wreath. So, I tried something different.
I folded the paper almost like a regular flower, where it gathers in the center. Then, I hot glued it there and pinned it with a clothespin after many, many near-burns.
Then, I began placing the magazine flowers around the wreath, and this is what I have so far!
But rest assured! At the end, it will be amazing. 🙂
Time for some more glue and then sleep. Corbin’s made it a little difficult to get a good night’s rest lately. Hoping for restful sleep tonight!
*Is anyone else impressed with the New Uses for Old Things section above? Who knew vanilla could mask the smell of paint??