Tuesday, January 3, 2012

"M" is for Mantel #3

Winter mantel with book page topiaries:

Rolled book pages made into topiaries.

A continuation of the rolled paper projects, you can see all of the previous paper projects rounded up in this post.

Winter makes me want to go neutral with the space and as usual I have the tv above the fireplace dilemma.

Here's how I made the paper topiaries:

1. Using a 4" metal bucket fill with pea gravel and a 5 1/2" dowel:

2. Make paper rolls from old paperback books:

3. Start with the top and hot glue rolls onto dowel:

4. Then make base row:

5. Fill in base row:

6. Then add rows until full, stick some moss bits into base to fill empty spaces:

7. Add ribbon detail to bucket (I used bias tape):

Add other small pots with moss and ribbon in different sizes:

The lanterns are from Ikea - Morkt, $20 each.

And the burlap runner is from last winter, you can see the tutorial on how to make the runner here.

Nothing fancy, just enough to fill the space.

And now we wait for Spring.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Weekly Challenge @ The CSI Project


  1. I love your rolled paper topiaries! They are so unique! Your mantel looks very nice for this season, and I love those chairs!

  2. Sei un genio,troppo carini;D

  3. Pretty! They look great on your mantel. I love that burlap runner, too.

  4. They look very sweet - just like you!

  5. Adorable idea! Thank you for posting this!

  6. Great new idea for paper! and I love topiaries!

  7. Your paper craft is very creative. I will try some

  8. These are really cute! They look like little trees!

  9. Your bookpage topiaries are just darling!! Thanks for the tutorial -- so many possibilities with these!

  10. I love your topiaries! Pinned them!!!

  11. So stinkin cute, girl! Pinned it!


  12. Your book page topiaries are so cute. What another great idea for book pages!