Hey Guys! A few months ago I posted a picture of a book page wreath I made. Since then, I have received lots of requests for me to do a tutorial on how to make one.
Ask and ye shall receive.
This is not a hard project, but it is a time-consuming one. It took me about 2 1/2 hours to complete this wreath.
This is what you need:
- a big piece of cardboard (the front of a cereal box will work),
- a book I prefer vintage ones with more yellowed pages,
- a glue gun and lots of glue sticks, and
- some ribbon — I chose burlap, but it’s whatever your preference is.
First, cut out a large circle from your cardboard. I cut mine a little smaller than a basketball.
Seal the page with a couple of dots of glue. Next, start gluing your pages on the outer perimeter of your cardboard circle.
After you have the entire outer circle covered, start your next row about an inch and a half closer to the the middle of your circle.
Keep working your pages closer and closer to the middle of the wreath.
Once the whole circle is covered, you will have a kind of bare spot in the middle. You can put whatever you like in the center. The one I made for my mom, I used broken rhinestone jewelry that belonged to my grandmother and glued that in the middle. For Valentine’s Day, you could glue a variety of hearts. I’m selling this at the craft fair I have coming up, so I just put something basic so it could be used all year round.
I took some book pages and cut them in half.
I then folded them accordion style and started gluing then together. I glued enough so that it would form a half circle.
I then repeated the process. I then took the two halves and glued them together to form a complete circle and then attached them to the middle of the wreath.
Finally, I flipped the wreath over and hot glued a ribbon to the back so it can have a loop to hang from. (And there’s Kitten … such a ham.)
It’s not a project you have to concentrate hard on — it just takes some time. Oh, I did burn my fingers multiple times, and on one finger I may have burned it so badly that I have a big blister and am now sporting a pretty Band-aid and some Neosporin (I’ll spare you the photos).
So if you happen to be watching General Hospital, and working your glue gun at the same time … try not to burn yourself. Just sayin’. It could happen.