Book Page Wreath

Book Page Wreath

Check out my book page wreath!

book page wreath
When I saw Living with Lindsay’s Book Page Wreath, I knew I had to make one of these gorgeous wreaths! I sat down to make it during my little man’s 1.5 hour nap and thought it I would easily have it done by the time he woke up…. oh no. Try an entire bag of hot glue sticks and many, many hours after little man went to bed…. then it was done!! Seriously, at one point, I about threw it out the window. It didn’t help that it had an ‘ugly duckling’ phase in the process.
But now I love it! I think my book page wreath looks good on my fireplace. Now if only the hot glue burns on my hands will just fade a bit…. (yes, a low heat hot glue gun in on my Christmas list :)
This is the book I used to make my wreath. I got it from a thrift store after I found out I was preggo with little man. It’s a bit dated and I didn’t like the ideas in it much, so it was the lucky book chosen to get sacrificed. I used Ranger Distress inks on the edges of the pages to get a slightly distressed look. Then rolled each paper and cut the tubes into different lengths. This gave my wreath a nice, textured look. Then hot glued each small tube of paper to the styrofoam wreath. This took forever and gave me plentyof burns and blisters.
So that’s my version of the classic book page wreath! I like how full mine is, although it took probably around 12 hours to make. I absolutely love it, but this is one craft I will never make again! lol
happy crafting,
Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    oooh, i love how that turned out!!!


  2. 2

    oooh, i love how that turned out!!!


  3. 3
    The Taffs

    such a neat idea!

  4. 4
    Jen J.

    I saw that on Living with Lindsay too! It's on my list of possible things to do when I find a spot for it!

  5. 5

    you are one patient woman!!! it is lovely though…

  6. 6

    Sorry it gave you trouble, but it turned out wonderful!

  7. 7
    Amanda @ Serenity Now

    It looks fabulous, Linda!!! :) Worth the glue burns, I bet. ;)

  8. 8

    I loved how this turned out… I'm definately going to have to make one…someday…

  9. 9

    Love the book page wreaths! I'm excited for tutorial week and I think I know how you made that gorgeous tassel:)

  10. 10
    Funky Junk Interiors

    I love the book wreaths too! And thanks for your honesty that they take a big chunk of time. I'll just hang in there for abit and enjoy others. :)

    Thanks for linking up to SNS #6!

    Funky Junk Donna

  11. 11

    Cute–what are you going to do if you might want that book again?

  12. 12

    I saw Lindsay's too, and thought about making one but haven't attempted it yet.
    Yours turned out really well…great job! (even if you did burn off your fingerprints in the process!)

  13. 13

    I love the fullness! I'm waiting to make mine this weekend!

  14. 14
    Amy Eileen

    I love it! :) To save yourself some burns, keep a bowl of ice water next to you when you are gluing. Thats what I do.

  15. 15

    I love this and I am in the process of making one but I’m only using Mod Podge. Maybe try that instead of hot glue?? :)