Book Lovers Wreath
Can I tell you how darn-right giddy I am about my new “Book Lovers Wreath”?!? I am loving the way the naturally aged pages look all folded together! It looks perfect hanging over the antique bookcase in my dining room. I love my dining room, probably because that’s where most of my favorite antique treasures have ended up being displayed. This wreath adds beauty and texture to the room–I love it!
This wreath was a cinch to make. It’s the same technique I used for my balloon wreath. All you’ll need is an old book (I found mine at the thrift store for .75), a straw wreath form (leave the plastic on so the straw doesn’t get all over the place), and some floral pins. You’ll also need an exacto knife to remove your pages from your book.
Super easy directions: use your exacto knife to carefully remove your pages from the spine. I used all the pages, even the ones with stains on them. I think it adds character to my wreath.
Once you remove your pages, fold each page until it looks like a flower. Pin each “flower” onto the wreath, one at a time.
Pin your pages onto the form close to each other, making sure you don’t leave any large gaps. Make sure you do the sides, too, so your wreath looks good from all directions.
Hang on the wall and enjoy!!
Here’s the breakdown:
14 inch straw wreath form from Joann’s –$3.49
Vintage book from thrift store — .75
Floral pins left over from balloon wreath: free
Total price for a completely lovely wreath: $4.25!!
PS I’m linking this project up at Life Made Lovely Monday