I have been wanting to make one of these Upcycled Book Page Wreaths ever since I found Lindsay’s blog. This one now lives in my dissertation/harry potter room -which is still being assembled- and I love it. I put this togher a while ago when I was still sicko and blah and feeling too tired to trust myself to sew without having to worry that I would screw something up or let my finger get too close to the needle.
It took me one movie to finish it. Yeah I know judging time by the length of a TV show or movie is a clear sign of visual-audio-multitasking addiction, but hey that’s how I roll. It’s really easy just a bit time consuming and even then, it’s not that much time.
What you need
- foam wreath form
- distressing ink pad (optional)
- hot glue gun with plenty of sticks of glue
- book for demolishing, I used a dollar store thesaurus and probably used about 7/8 of the book
- ribbon for hanging
What to Do
- Ink the top side of the pages if you want a more worn look
- Rip out pages and separate.
- Roll or fold one page and gluing while you do it so it holds it’s shape and glue the folded/rolled page to the wreath.
- Repeat, gluing pages around the bottom of the wreath.
- Flip the wreath over and repeat on the top.
- Fill in the middle and then look at the wreath and fill in any spots you may think need more. You’ll probably want to put more in the center.
- Loop your ribbon around the wreath.
- Tie a bow. If you want a double bow like mine, after the first bow is tied take the tails of the ribbon and tie another bow and you’ll get the double bow look.
- Hang, enjoy and feel like the smarty pants that you are since you have incorporated literature in such a clever way into your life.
See Lindsay’s tutorial here. She even has a video of rolling the pages so if you’re still confused that might help. It’s one of those things you just need to do and you’ll get the feel of it.