Thursday, February 9, 2012

Project Pinterest - Crimson Red Book Page Rosette Topiary

I finally made it to the store for the necessary items to finish my topiary!
...and here it is...

Book Page Rosette Topiary in Crimson Red - Feminine and Romantic Table Decoration - Upcycled Home Decor

I am very happy with how this turned out! 
If you want this topiary without the fuss of making it {and the headache of making multiple trips to multiple stores...or maybe that's just my luck} you can buy this exact one in my shop, Anthology On Main.

If you're feelin' crafty, on!
I had some leftover pages/rosettes from last week's book page wreath project {which already sold!}, saw a pin of a gorgeous pink topiary and knew those little rosettes were headed towards their destiny. 

But, I didn't want to keep them cream...they needed color. 
They needed red...a deep, dark red.

Do you want to know how I got them red?
Spray paint.

I used a glossy red and gave them two coats.
I found that with the second coat they took on more of a leathery look, but I didn't want to completely abandon the coarseness of the book pages, so I stopped at two.
Red leather rosettes?

{ Inspiration Source & Tutorial: The Sweet Survival  |  Pinned via Amy P. }

{{ PS - I'm also working on a fabric wreath which I'll likely share next week. }}

Project Pinterest
1. Decide which pin on Pinterest you’d like to recreate.
2. Create it!
3. Flop or success, create a blog post about your re-do and include the original pin’s url.
4. Add the Project Pinterest button to your post so others can join in too!
5. Link up and check out other bloggers’ posts!


  1. Already sold it?! Well, hooray!!! That is fantastic!! Can't wait to see what is up next. :)

  2. That rocks that you sold that wreath already! Can't wait to see what you've made!

  3. That is GORGEOUS! You did good!

  4. what a great job, how perfect for valentines!- I never would have thought of spray paint :)

  5. I love this topiary! Using spray paint was a great idea. I never realized how often spray paint came in handy until I moved to an apartment in the city and don't have any where to safely use it anymore! I can't wait to see your fabric wreath next week!


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