Hello friends. Yes, I know. I am the worst—it has been over a month since my last post! But, please don’t hate…because I have something awesome to show you!
This was such a fun, inexpensive and super easy wreath to make!
The worst part of this project was when I
continuously burnt the crap out of my fingers had to rip up two books in order to make this. Honestly, as an English Lit Major, this was a very difficult process for me. Librarians—avert your eyes.
Here is what you will need:
Only three items! See? Told you it was easy. I am not a woman who lies.
I used an 18-inch wreath that I purchased from Hobby Lobby for $7.99; the rest of the items I already had on hand.
Here is the book I used:
Just kidding guys! Thought that would be funny. Did anyone faint? If so, I do apologize.
I used two books that I had on hand: one, was an old French book that had these beautiful stained edges. I have no idea where this book came from, nor am I sure as to why on earth I kept it as I cannot read French very well at all (even after four years of classes). But, I digress.
The other book I used was a newer copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray. In order to combat its newness, and since I wanted my wreath to look weathered, I took some brown acrylic paint to the edges and let it dry.
Once you reach this point, take your books and let ’em rip!
I started out making spiral-like shapes that had more continuity, like so…
…however I thought a more abstract and messy wreath would look much cooler. So, I started with the edge of a page, dabbed some glue then pressed it down to a random space on the same page. Repeat.
I then folded the pieces in half and started gluing them to the wreath form. Once the wreath was completely covered, there were still some spaces to fill in. This is easily done by gluing a new page to an existing one.
Oh. And Louie had to say hi.
Keep adding pages and filling in your spaces until you end up with something like this
This would be an adorable decorative addition to a home library. But any space works.
I will be honest; I was terrified to start this project. I thought the pages had to be perfect and that I would completely mess it up, but what I found out….is that you can’t! This is a great project because all of the pages can look completely different. So, if you are thinking of attempting this wreath, GO FOR IT!
Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!