DIY

Book Page Wreath…

March 27, 2011
Between yesterday and today I did a little bit of work on the sheet music breakfast tray… AANNND… I started and finished this book page wreath!..
Yesterday I picked up a straw wreath form from Michales for 6.99… I had a couple books hanging around that I had tea dyed this past summer…  see here…  I was going to tie the books together in a bundle with some twine like the ones at Pottery Barn… but I didn’t like the books once the covers were off… the glue on the spines was unsightly… so yesterday I started pulling all of the pages out…
…with a little paper twirling and lots of glue gunning…

 

…and lots of glue gun burns…

 

…I had pulled two books apart and covered the messy straw form…

 

It took longer than I had expected… I did use a large 18″ wreath form… and my glue gun… that technically is my Mama’s… I took it with me when I moved!.. it doesn’t turn down on low thought… so it was hot hot hot… and took awhile for the glue to cool… so I spent a lot of time holding the cone rolled pages in place until the glue cooled…

 

…just don’t read the pages of the wreath!.. hahaha… I found these books last summer… …someone had tossed them aside… they’re cheesy romance novels…

 

For now the wreath is hung over the sweedish couch for the front room…

 

 

Chris and I were just out in the front room looking at the wreath… it looks much larger in person than in these photos…

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  • Pamela March 27, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Lovely Lacey!
    I just love these wreaths made with pages from a book or notes of music. I must try this sometime!

    Pamela 🙂

  • Megan March 28, 2011 at 1:10 am

    I love this. very pretty.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

  • Leigh March 28, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Love it!

    I have a glue gun that is a “cool” one…it was less than $10 at Walmart

  • Julie March 28, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Very nice! I’d love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspire-me-monday_28.html

  • Stephanie March 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I love it. I tried to make one with another technique (kind of rolling the pages) and it looked horrible so I stopped. I might just rip it apart and try again. Did you fold the pages in half length wise? That is what it kind of looks like.
    Thanks, stephanie fullofgreatideas

    Please stop by and share any $0 crafts this friday at my $0 craft/decor budget party. I am on a spend free month and would love your contributions to the party! Thanks

  • Miranda March 29, 2011 at 1:42 am

    It looks great! I hate those glue gun burns 🙁

  • Beverly March 29, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Great look.. over from Stroll.. great spin on the coffee filter.. I think it is more timeless

  • Erin March 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I love your book page wreath!!

    I just bought some old Hymnals at the thrift store and would really like to do something like this someday.

  • Pamela March 31, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Looks wonderful! I need to get around to making a few.

  • Christine March 31, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Great job girl! I love this finished project!
    Visiting from Coastal Charm
    Christine
    greatoakcircle.com

  • Mindy @ Heart Maine Home April 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    This is lovely! I think I need to go find a few old books and make one of my own…

  • Μarianna April 1, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    ΟΟΟ!!VERY PRETTY

  • Karie's Chic Creations April 2, 2011 at 3:02 am

    I have got to try this sometime. I just love the wreath.

  • Courtney ~ French Country Cottage April 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    How incredibly sweet!!! Love how it came out~ thanks for sharing at FNF! 🙂

  • Lynn@ The Vintage Nest April 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    That looks fabulous!

  • Mindy @ Heart Maine Home May 24, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Thanks to your encouragement, I decided to finally give this a try…check it out here!

    http://heartmainehome.blogspot.com/2011/05/one-book-three-ways-book-wreath-book.html

    Thanks again for sharing your project!

  • Sherry September 4, 2011 at 2:09 am

    we have done this with fabric squares also but i think i like it w/ tea stained book pages better!