Are smitten with creating book page crafts, or is it just me?

I was going through some old photos and discovered my first effort in book page crafting.


Book Page Medallion Wreath :: :: Monday Funday Link Party


A Book Page Medallion Wreath

When I decided to make this wreath I watched videos and read all kinds of how-to’s.  It seemed pretty complicated to me.  And really, it was a piece of cake.  Kind of.  Don’t laugh, but rolling the pages into mini horns was not as easy as it looked.  I think I needed a third hand.  You know how it is….some things come very easily for a few and the rest of us we have to work it.

The wreath looks good if you don’t look closely.  My favorite part is the medallion.  I had never made a rosette before and it came out nicely.  It makes the wreath, don’t you think?

I don’t have the wreath any longer.  My friend was gifted with it when I moved to PA.  And even though it wasn’t perfect, and a wee bit more tedious than I had planned, I was bitten with the book page bug.  From making flowering branches to Christmas trees, it’s been fun crafting with book pages.

Have you had fun with book pages?  What was your favorite project?

Maybe I should thank this book page medallion wreath for inspiring me down this road of book page crafting for home decor. [wink]

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Now…on to Monday Funday!



Every Monday you can link up your crafts / DIY Ideas / recipes to not just one, but SIX awesome blogs:

C.R.A.F.T. // Lines Across // Uncommon Designs // That’s What Che Said // Creatively Living //

& our newest co-host:

An Extraordinary Day

Here’s the deal, we decided it would be FUN to add a 6th rotating hostess to the Monday Funday crew! That’s 6x the exposure! So, ONE crafty link party extravaganza will happen on SIX blogs. Plus, each week one of us will choose projects to feature on all six blogs.We will also be sharing links throughout the week on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You can follow the Monday Funday party tweets at #MondayFundayParty !


This week’s features are being chosen by Diane from An Extraordinary Day


Diane ::


It’s been six Extraordinary weeks of guest hosting with the lovely Monday Funday ladies.
Thank you Jamie, Cheryl, Trish and Bonnie, Katie, and Rachel for inviting me to join in the FUN!  
What a blessing it has been to meet more readers and see all your amazing talent and ingenuity.

It’s a treat to be given the opportunity to introduce myself to you
and share just a bit from An Extraordinary Day.


My motto in life is, Why be ordinary when you can be Extraordinary! 




I enjoy sharing simple doable DIY projects, gardening tips, and seasonal home decor on the blog.




Every Sunday, I share God-thoughts for my weekly Joy Day! posts and invite my readers to join in counting gifts.  I love going for walks and capturing the beauty of nature with my camera and sharing it here on the blog with inspiring verses.




But, most of all, at An Extraordinary Day, I want to inspire joy-filled living.
Whatever the circumstance….life can be lived to the full.


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Summer arrived on Friday in all her glory!

It seemed fitting to have an EXTRAORDINARY celebration suggestive of outdoor living, be it in the yard and garden or at the beach–coastal style!

Summer Garden Party from Monday Funday Link Party {23} ::

Extraordinary porch, patio, yard, and garden party features….


Monday Funday Feature :: Summer Living on the Porch :: Cottage in the Oaks

Duane of Cottage in the Oaks
inspires “Summertime, And the livin’ is easy” with her Extraordinary porch.


Monday Funday Feature :: Front yard transformation :: Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Christy of Confessions of a Serial DIYer
shares an amazing transformation from ordinary front yard to Extraordinary garden!


Monday Funday Feature :: Patio Decor and Seating :: Nalle's House

Anu of Nalle’s House
created a relaxing family-friendly patio that’s simply Extraordinary.


Monday Funday Feature :: Garden Blossoms Tour :: Curtain Queen Creates

Kim of Curtain Queen Creates
took us on an Extraordinary garden tour of her summer blossoms.

Coastal Inspiration :: Monday Funday Link Party Features :: AnExtraordinaryDay

Coastal Decor…the next best thing to a day at the beach.

Whether you’ve got a place at the beach or you dream of one….these features are for you:


Coastal Themed Photo Display :: Hymns & Verses

Doreen at Hymns & Verses
created the most Extraordinary coastal themed photo display!


Beach Inspired Makeover :: Upcycled Treasures

Katie at Upcycled Treasures
refreshed her console table with paint and created the most Extraordinary beach-themed display.


Sea Treasures Inspired Polymer Tags :: The Charm of Home

Sherry of The Charm of Home
created the most Extraordinary polymer tags with beach treasures.


Nautical Knob Transformation :: Thrifter in Disguise

Kristen of Thrifter in Disguise
crafted the most Extraordinary nautical knobs with rope.


Fishing Weights Coast Decor ::Twigg Studios

Aimee of Twigg Studios
made the most Extraordinary vintage fishing weights for a truly nautical display.


Wood Sea Art :: Pitter & Glink

Bethany of Pitter & Glink
created the most Extraordinary coastal wall art from popcicle sticks.



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  1. Diane, thank you for featuring my blooms! With so many awesome features, I’m honored you thought my post worthy. I enjoyed your Joy Day post this morning, as always! Thanks for being you and sharing your heart and creativity with others.
    His blessings,

    • Diane says

      Kim….you are so sweet! I enjoyed being able to bless you and share your lovely blooms. Your hydrangeas are amazing. Someday maybe I’ll be fortunate to have some so gorgeous in my garden.
      Thanks for the kind words about this morning’s post. God is so good…
      Hope your week is extraordinary!

  2. Thanks for hosting this fabulous party and for your lovely comment! Have a great week….

    • Diane says

      Awwww…you are so welcome!! 🙂
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!!!

  3. Katie says

    Thank you so much for including my beach console table! Love all of the great summer ideas 🙂
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

    • Diane says

      Your table and vignette was so fun and beachy!! I’m thrilled you shared it!

  4. Your book page wreath is gorgeous. It turned out wonderfully.

    • Diane says

      That is so nice of you to say that! Thank you Shannah!!
      Hope your week is extraordinary!

  5. Mel says

    Aww…the medallion is cute. I tried a “simple” version for a holiday decoration….not so simple and no success….well, not successful enough that I gifted them. Maybe I’ll give it another go, but my problem was more in the assembly. LOL. I do have problems following directions!
    It’s been fun being privy to so much talent and creativity. And the beachy things you featured…wow!! I can see how they grabbed your attention.

    • Diane says

      Phooey…I hate it when I have a good idea and it doesn’t work out quite like I’d like. Frustrating and humbling…especially when it’s for a gift…and if you’re like me…I tend to do that kind of thing a little too last minute. I made some medallions or rosettes with wide ribbon last year…I’m thinking of sharing a tutorial. I took plenty of photos so I should probably do that. But…even though it was easy…again…I needed a third hand. Oh well.
      Hope your day has been blessed.

  6. Your wreath looks great and I especially like the initial medallion in the center. Thanks for sharing at TTF this week.


    • Diane says

      After testing out a bazillion “m’s” I finally settled on that one. Haha!!!
      Thanks Linda!!
      Hope your week is extraordinary!

  7. Wow! I love all your paper crafts, the wreath is just awesome!! Glad I found you from Natasha in Oz Sat link party, you ROCK with your creative self! 🙂 Michelle

    • Diane says

      You are so kind!!! Thank you for popping by with your bit of sunshine!
      Wishing you An Extraordinary Day!

  8. Kathy says

    Hi, I have come from a linky party and this is the first time to visit. I love your blog. I want to do a paper wreath but haven’t figured out what everything is glued to – backing. Kathy

    • Diane says

      Hi Kathy!! It’s so good to have you ‘over’ to visit!! 🙂
      My backing is simply a piece of cardboard to which I had drawn a circle with a bowl so that I would have some way of hopefully keeping the paper horns circling into a well, a circle. [wink] I hope that helps…please let me know if you have other questions.

  9. Judy says

    I just love your wreath. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

    • Diane says

      You just made my day, Judy!!! Thank you sooo much!!


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