Tried another wreath this evening. I used pages from my $600 Anne of Green Gables book (at least that was the value before I so enthusiastically tore the pages out!), a men's shirt, lace, odds-n-ends beads and one of my "instant family" portraits. The finished wreath is off-center, or -the way I see it- demonstrates my "learning curve"! I like where this one hangs in my back bathroom, so I'm thinking it will stay there for now.
Thank goodness I washed the dishes and cleaned the kitchen counter off so that I could make this wreath! With a few bits of paper scraps, old felted sweaters and help from good ol' Micheals, this beautiful wreath went together in no time. Idea "lifted" and inspired by this site's version: http://www.gracelaced.com/2011/01/13/diy-paper-and-grapevine-wreath/