Finally, I have been able to put my numerical analysis to good use!
Way back when I first worked for IBM in the early 80's, they had an onsite video-based education program with the University of Maryland. It might have been free, I don't remember, but certainly it was convenient, one sinply attended the live video sessions from a specially equipped room at the IBM facility. I thought it might be good to get a second masters degree in Computer Science, and so I took some courses, one of which was Introduction to Numerical Analysis.
I sprayed it with Latte Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels, and added some Ranger copper and barn door stickles on the edges for some extra color. Used a branch of silk leaves in the center, some metallic ribbon glued to the back of the box for hanging.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way it looks on my front door, and am anxious to make another with more red color for Christmas.
I found references to book paper wreaths on many crafty blogs, but this is where I got the definite information.
And it was this video which explained it all step by step, although I had trouble getting the cone-making correct...it takes practice, and a little knowledge of physics, to get it right :-)