|Onley Hymns contains John Newtons writings from his sermons and notes, including the original amazing grace which was intended as a New Year's Eve sermon to his congregation.|
|Amazing Grace written here at his home|
I am so excited to present this project. I have been looking for something to go on the Armoire in the living room to lighten it up a bit . I had found a tutorial using a book for paper rosettes and it looked interesting and I stumbled upon a tutorial of how to make a book page rosette wreath. One of my favorite inspirations came from a link to this blog called Under the Table and Dreaming, by Stephanie Lynn http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/11/diy-faux-curled-rosewood-wreath-made.html . She has a great tutorial and a neat blog of useful ideas.
I didn't have the time, but would love to make the rosettes one day with an old book. I saw a picture of a plainly rolled book wreath and decided to look through some of my old books and ran across an old Broadman Hymnal. I thought I would make this idea more of my own and simply use the sheet music and roll the pages at an angle to make a pointy petal look.
While tearing out the pages, I found myself trying to hum the melody and trying to remember the words. I was so encouraged while looking through all of these precious hymns and was reminded of my grandmother. 'Nana', we called her, was such a prayer warrior and this reminded me of so many great memories of her faith and my childhood home church. What a great way to honor this memory by displaying all the songs. Here is my tutorial:
Items Needed: wreath form ( I used a broken pool noodle), an old book or hymn book, duct tape, hot glue gun & a wooden skewer
|1. Take your noodle and trim it to size, glue the ends together and secure with duct tape. If you want, you could spray paint the noodle or cover with your choice of base covering.|
|2. Rip out all your pages, you're going to need a lot for a full wreath. I used most of the Broadman hymnal.|
For this look, I rolled the pages into a cone shape, tucking in the short end and allowing the title of the song to be on the outside.
|3. I then proceeded to fold up the end of my cone shape page and used the skewer to hold it into place.|
|You'll want to keep a straight line all around the wreath, adding them as close as you can.|
|My wreath was already antiqued and old, but if you want to add an old look with a bit of shine, you can use some acrylic antique gold paint and a small brush. Just paint the tips and edges of your pages and voila!|
|Here is my finalized plan: To spray a clear sealer all over to preserve the pages and To hang this beauty with a greenish wide ribbon and insert the Amazing Grace/Church image in the center. Hope you'll check back to see the finished project.|