Friday, January 29, 2010

How To Make a Book Page Wreath

I am finally jumping on the Wreath Band Wagon. Have you seen all the amazing wreath out there in craft blog land?! There are so many amazing wreaths to choose from. So I am adding mine to the mix, hoping that you will like it! I call it the Book Page Wreath because I used book pages to decorate it (clever, huh?). AND I have 4 ways for you to embellish it!



Here is what you will need:
Foam Ring (I got mine from The Dollar Tree)
Ribbon (Also from The Dollar Tree)
An old book (This is a romance novel so I thought it would be perfect for this valentine craft!)
Craft glue

1. Rip out some pages in your book. The ring I used was about 8 inches wide and I used about 25 pages.

2. Fold your pages in half, make a good crease and rip them in half.

3. Now fold those paper in half, make a good crease and rip them in half.

4.place on strip of paper under the foam ring and glue the two edges to the back...
...and keep going all the way around. I found that if you put a little more glue on the ends it holds better.

Here is what it look like about half way around from the front.
Go all the way around the ring. When you are done make sure that there are no gaps. If there are just put another strip of paper over it to cover it up.
Hang it from your ribbon and you have
Option #1: Leave it plain


OR...

You could print a word on the back side of scrapbook paper (or card stock). Make sure you use the MIRROR IMAGE option! Cut out the letters with an Exacto knife and flip them over.
You can use straight pins to attach the letter to the wreath.... that way if you want to change it later you can!
Hmmmmm, that seem a little hard to read... I think I need to have the letters darker.

I used markers to color my letters red and I also outlined with black. I add some red ball tipped pins for added bling and I love how it turned out!
Option #2: Love Letters
OR...

Cut out strips of paper (Mine are 1 inch X 12 inches)
grab some buttons (never mind the Circe book pages... I did not use them)
Fold your strips back and forth and back and forth...

Glue the ends together and let the glue dry.

Flip it upside-down and push the sides down to make a circle.
Put a blob of Hot glue in the middle and hold the flower in place until the glue cools.

hot glue a button onto the front.


Use a straight pin to attach it on to your wreath and you have
Option#3: Love letters with Flowers!
OR...

Take off the Love letters and you get option #4: Just Flowers!


I am sure that you can think of even more things to do to change it up! It would be really easy to change with all the different seasons and holidays!

I am linking to these parties!



33 comments :

Patti said...

I love this...I made a 3 dimensional book wreath, and burned my fingers, it took hours, and I like your so much better! Might make one!

A Scrap of Time said...

Very cute idea!! I am a huge book worm!

jeannine said...

Fawnda, seriously, you are so creative.

Jenglamgirl said...

Love the last shot, and how and where you hung it. THANKS for the tutorial!

The Fifth Street Mama said...

Oh I like those little paper flowers. Very cute!

Lanie Ree said...

Pretty! I'm so doing this.

Thanks for the tutorial!

Kristi Flanagan said...

Very cute Fawnda!

Kristi
Punkin Seed Productions

Anny said...

How cute! Thank you for sharing :D

RedHead said...

Very cute! Well done!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

So very nice!! :)

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

Love it!

Please feel free to add these to Talented Tuesdays at My Frugal Family!

http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/talented-tuesday.html

Tater Tot Mom said...

This is so cute! I love anything using book pages and this is totally adorable!

Mary said...

Oh man, the last thing I need is another wreath, but I love this!

Angie@treasures for tots said...

This is totally neat!! It came out AWESOME!!

Thank you for sharing at Thursday's Treasures!

Come share again this week!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

This style rocks. I haven't seen it yet. I featured it at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com Grab my "featured" button. This should drive more traffic your way:)

Leanne said...

Very cute! I love the flowers on it. great job!

L@Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Hey Fawnda!
This is awesome! Turned out super cute. Thanks for joining the surprise party today!
happy crafting!
Linda

Linda said...

Great wreath and I think I can make this one! I'm not so crafty! thanks for the instructions.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

so fun!

Adrianna said...

You did a fabulous job!! What easy instructions too.

Sonia said...

This is uber fabulous! Never occurred to me to use paper like this! Wonderful creativity..
Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and leaving comments. They made my day! Seriously.

too Blessed to Stress said...

Just lovely. And what a great tutorial! I may need {yes need... ahem :)} to make one too! how inspiring.

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Andy Porter said...

How cute! I love the handmade flowers too! Very clever!!

Shannon said...

Very cute! I love the buttons on it, fabulous!

Tif said...

Very cute! It was fun to see the evolution of it too! I usually think that's the best part--moving things around, seeing if they work, trying something else. FUN!

Yes, I'm a craft nerd! :)

--Tif

Sherri @ Dude I Made It said...

What a fun idea. I'm a Jane Austen freak and would love to make one using one of her books.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Adorable--Will be featured on favs. in a bit

cheri

Stephanie said...

Love this idea. I am featuring you on my blog today. www.minutestospare.blogspot.com

Remodelaholic said...

Good Job, this is way cute and I have to admit I especially love the flowers!

Come back this Friday for another party!

Jen said...

I haven't seen a book page wreath like that yet. Very cute and I love the embellishments.

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-8.html

Ola said...

Thanks for a great tutorial! This is my take on the wreath: http://www.fler.cz/blog/valentyn-1

The Harris Family said...

I love your wreath. The flowers are my favorite.
(Thanks for linking up to my challenge)

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