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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Snow Day Fun!




Overnight on Tuesday we go a huge dump of snow, in the area of 20cm our first big snowfall of the year! Busses were cancelled, so I didn't have to rush to get into work ontime, but I still had to go into the school despite 95% of the kids staying home.



Here' sweat greeted me when I went out to my car in the morning. I was sooo lucky, Todd had gotten up early to snowblower the drive, brush off and warm up my car! What a sweet thing to do.

Since kids weren't around I decided I'd partake of a day of arts and crafts! We turned the TV on and enjoyed a Criminal Minds and CSI marathon. I had decided last week I needed something new to go into my book display for the Christmas season. I was tired of hanging garland and balls from the ceiling. So a Google search was in order!

I found this awesome idea, that involved recycling a book and would be just fantastic!



The process started last week when I cut apart a book (many have asked me what book, it was Pierre Burton's Last Spike), it was very liberating! Then I started rolling the pages into cones and securing them with a little scotch tape. I had shown this picture on Facebook, asking my friends of they could guess what I was up to! Someone jokingly responded "unicorns!" So it became "project unicorn".



On Wednesday I took in with me a sheet of mat board and my hot glue gun. I started construction!






There was one last finishing touch, but I needed to go to the dollar store to get some red and gold Christmas balls!



Look at my beautiful book page wreath! It fills my book display beautifully and I can't wait to hear everyone's reactions when they see it!


- thanks for reading!

22 comments:

Kaisievic said...

The snow looks amazing and I love your book christmas decoration. Very clever!

Zeb said...

The book page wreath is ingenius! :O

And snow? What snow!? It's 27 degrees Celcius here and I'm about to melt from the heat :P

Annie said...

You really know how to make the most of a snow day! Fabulous job on the wreath.

sharine said...

Awesome idea. It turned out great:)

Brigitte said...

A fantastic idea to decorate a library. Great! You will hear a lot of ooohs and ahhhhs from the students.

Lesleyanne said...

Your Christmas wreath is stunning. I am sure it will be a huge talking point. The snow pictures are gorgeous. But I know it is not much fun to drive in.

Catherine said...

Beautiful snow pics!! And your wreath looks stunning!!

Vickie said...

Oh Dani, how perfect!

Ann said...

What a lovely idea!
Away with tyring books :-)!
Have a nice weekend!
Ann

riona said...

What a perfect wreath for a library ... do share the comments of your colleagues and students when everyone returns.

Carol said...

What a great idea, Dani!! I love staying inside on snow days and doing crafty projects :)

Marsha said...

That is really cool. I love it! Love the snow pictures too.

Myra said...

Oh I love your wreath! Fantastic idea.

Linda said...

Very clever idea Dani. It turned out great. Love the snow pic.

Linda

♥ Nia said...

So much snow!!! Looks so pretty =)

Dee said...

That is a PERFECT decoration for a library. GOOD JOB ....it's beautiful!

I remember back in the day (a long time ago day) when we would make wreaths from computer punch cards.

Now most people wouldn't even know what one looked like. LOL

Barb said...

What a very pretty wreath!

Andrea said...

Love the snowy photos and your wreath turned out amazing. Ingenious!

Anne said...

So cool Dani! I love your wreath!!

Kielrain said...

I really love this one! great look and great idea.

Julie said...

Thats really wonderful, well done

Karen said...

Love your book wreath! Excellent idea and I know my daughter (a huge book lover) would adore this.