Wreath from an old book
Do you love to read? I do. My mother says that my daughter and I devour books. That’s a fairly accurate descriptions of how we live in our book life. When the last Harry Potter book came out, I reserved a copy, so that I could get it right away. I picked it up on Saturday…and by Monday, I was finished…and Sara was started. I think we both have learned to completely submerge ourselves in a story.
That said: This is not about reading….but the love of all book themes too. I like books in stacks…on shelves…you name it. I like book pages too.
The love of book pages, got me thinking about a project. I really wanted something light in color and book themed….so this is what I came up with…a book page wreath.
I want to show you how I created this gorgeous wreath….in fact….I might show you a different wreath several days this week.
By taking the pages from a book…and you could age them if you want to….I wanted mine lighter. Cut them so that they are squares….most are rectangle. When you have a decent amount of pages start by wrapping them down something slender….I used a tube of mascara. The tube will also protect you from getting burned while putting pressure on the page.
I placed a dab of glue on the top of the page, where the mascara tube was under it.
Begin by placing them next to one another….but they don’t have to be against each other…the corners will fill in some of the space. I guess if I had to say how far apart….perhaps 1/4 – 1/2″ depending on how fluffy you want it to be.
Before I got all the pages glued on the top…I made a bow and glued it on….that way I could fill in around it. Just be prepared…this is really time-consuming. I’m gonna guess that I spent 4-5 hours total gluing my pages on…and my wreath is probably a 12-14″ circumference.
It really, really is that simple. Just fill in the top…and then go along the outside and inside edges till it’s filled in. Look around and fill in the holes….
You can hang it up with a ribbon…or use a twist tie, twisted around some of the vine of the wreath….it really doesn’t weigh much at all.
You could cut the edges with a decorative set of scissors…even the bow if you wanted. Embellish any way you want.
I don’t know any area in the house that a wreath wouldn’t look good.
I absolutely LOVE this wreath…. against my mom’s milk chocolate colored wall.
Do you love wreaths? How bout books? How bout a wreath from a book?
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