Book Page Wreath

 

Last night I was sitting around not doing much of anything, so I decided to make a wreath from pages of a book.  I have been seeing these wreaths on Pinterest and recently saw some in an antique store.  I love how they look. There are a few different ways to make these, but I started with the easiest version. Remember making tissue paper wreaths in elementary school? Same concept.

What you need:

Styrofoam ring

Book

Some type of tube to wrap your pages around

Hot glue gun and glue

Floral wire

The styrofoam floral ring I used for my wreath was 14 inches in diameter.  When selecting your ring, keep in mind that your wreath will end up being much larger than the ring. Old books would work great for more of an antique look, however, I did not have any antique books conveniently laying around, so I scoured my son’s room for a book with large enough pages and one with a lot of pages. Old sheet music would also look really cool. Books pages are usually white or off white, so keep this in mind when selecting your book pages. I wanted a wreath that was off-white to give more of an antique look.  I used a mascara tube to wrap my pages around. You could use the handle of a paintbrush or something along those lines.

I plunked myself down on the floor in my family room while listening to TV and went to work. First, I tore out all the pages of the book and page by page wrapped the page around the mascara tube like in the picture below.

Then I glued each page to the ring. I held the mascara tube inside the book page and put some hot glue on the end and then used the tube to press the page onto the ring. I started on the inner side of the ring and completed a row around the whole ring. Then I did a second row and then a third. You need to place the pages fairly close together so they support each other and keep the page from flattening out. You don’t want to be able to see any of the ring between the pages.

This book page wreath is a SUPER easy project,  but does take some time. It took me an hour and 15 minutes from start to finish. I fished some fine floral wire through the ring to hang the wreath. I was really happy with the end product.  This wreath is bound to get moved around my home, but to start, I placed it in the center of the mirror over my dresser in my bedroom and absolutely love the look. If you like how this wreath looks, give this project a try. You will be really happy with the results!