Tuesday, September 22, 2015

A Book Page Wreath


Ever since reading The Nester's book months and ages ago, I've been desperate to try my hand at making a book page wreath. I love books {of course}, and was inspired by her encouragement to infuse your personality and interests into your home decor.

The thing you have to understand is that while I aspire to be a crafty person, I am notorious for crooked, sloppy, and poorly done projects. If it has to be done just so, than it is not the craft for this wannabee.

I followed this tutorial to make my book page wreath. I found it fairly simple to do, and it went much much much more quickly than my last bookish decor project. I did suffer one incredibly painful hot glue gun burn, but otherwise it was a fairly pleasant enterprise.

True to form, my book page wreath is crooked and off center. I might add more cones to it someday to try and round it out or make it look fuller... or I might just never bother. I do like it though, and my husband approves. A few friends have complimented it, so it can't be too awful, right ;)?

All you need is an old book, stapler with lots of staples, hot glue gun with lots of glue sticks, and a large foam board {I found mine at the Dollar Tree- frugality for the win!}.

You basically just use plates {one large, one smaller} to trace a wreath shape onto your foam board, then cut it out with an exacto knife. Neatly tear the pages out of your book, roll them to your taste, and staple them at the base {none of mine looked the same or even... so once again, it doesn't have to be perfect}. Then you use a hot glue gun to glue the base of each roll to your foam wreath, starting on the back with the first row {to make it fuller}, then placing each additional row on the front, staggering them lower and lower.

For clearer instructions with pictures, I'd recommend this tutorial.

Happy book crafting!

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