Thursday, March 10, 2011

Vintage book wreath.

Here it is...all done and in it's new spot in my house. It's not overly christmassy is it? You'd tell me if it was...right????

What a quick and rewarding project for an icky outside day. Nothing beats a good session with the hot glue gun.
I'm not going to get all ellaborate with a tutorial as this one is so easy, even my 10 year old could do this.

Step 1. If you don't have a styrofoam wreath to use as a base you could do what I did and simply make one from an old cardboard so....this way you get to make whatever size you like.

Old books are great if you can get them, these ones were on the side of the road free, free, free....a little smelly but free I tell ya.
Step 2. Tear pages from your book, giggle because it feels so naughty....and set them aside. Warm up your hot glue gun.

Step 3. Curl, fold or scrunch your pages however you like to get the desired effect, glue them onto the BACK of your wreath form.
I tried to overlap mine just a tiny bit to make sure the the cardboard was not exposed.

Step 4. Flip your wreath over. Begin a second row of pages, followed by a third and forth if you like. You can keep going for a fuller wreath, it's completely up to you. glue, glue, glue.
To complete the final row I folded the edges of the page slightly and wrapped it back onto the backside of the wreath and a shot of hot glue to hold it all down.


You can glue a hook on the back or a piece of folded ribbon or string for hanging.

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