Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Book Page Wreath

I have recently been spending an excessive amount of my free time on Pinterest, make sure to be following me, I pin all my projects onto my “all the little details” board! My link is off to the right side of my blog. During that excessive amount of time I saw a lot of wreaths; spring wreaths, Valentine wreaths, wreaths GALORE! I fell in love with the look of wreaths made of book pages and decided to give it a try and share with you all.

What You’ll Need:

  • scissors
  • wreath ring (you can find these at almost any craft store)
  • hot glue sticks
  • glue gun
  • and of course a book

First things first hot glue pages onto your wreath (if your wreath ring is wire like mine) as shown, this gives you a surface to hot glue all your book page flowers to. You can measure this step but I just glued the whole page on and then used my scissors to cut off the excess. 

How to Make a Book Page Flower:

Step One: Cut a circle or oval out of your book page, I recommend varying the sizes so your flower design can change and look more natural and less uniform.

Step Two: Cut a spiral design within your circle or oval (It was tricky to capture the design, you can actually see my spiral shape better in step three.)

Step Three: Add a strip of hot glue about one to two inches long, go ahead and start rolling. Be careful as this can get hot but I was able to create mine without any burns.

Step Four: Continue gluing all the way down your flower until its done, and that’s it! Just go ahead and start sticking them onto your wreath.

*I recommend starting with your bigger flowers and work your way onto the smaller ones. After gluing them all the way around the ring I went back in with my littler flowers and used them to fill in any gaps or thinner areas.

I couldn’t believe how easy this was to make. The first three or four flowers looked a little rough but practice really does make perfect. After finally mastering the book page flower I turned on Netflix and enjoyed a couple episodes of my favorite show while doing the rest!

Total Project Time: 2 Hours

Feel free to email me any questions you may have or comment below!

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