Oct 15, 2014

The Easiest Book Page Wreath Ever!

Hello friends!

How many book lovers are in the house?

Well...you're either going to love me for showing you a really cool way of incorporating book pages in your home or you're going to hate me for destroying a book in the process.

Yeah...it sort of had to be done.

But maybe looking at this fabulous BOOK PAGE WREATH will pacify you...maybe...hopefully.

It is after all, THE EASIEST BOOK PAGE WREATH EVER! 

And gorgeous it is!

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Confession time: I just didn't pull apart any book for this wreath. I ripped pages out of a Bible! I know...super bad!

I tried to get a book at the Dollar store just for this project but they all looked so trashy! When I found this old New Testament Athletes Bible that my husband had from a loooooong time ago, I figured that I'd rather have the Word on my wreath then God knows what kind of nasty words from a nasty story.


We have many other Bibles that we read and this one was just collecting dust. Plus, the pages already had that worn out kind of look that makes this wreath oh so pretty!

I hope no one is throwing stones at me in their mind....


WHAT YOU'LL NEED

- One Styrofoam wreath form * I got mine from the Dollar Tree and it's a 10 inch
- An old book (new is fine too)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- A big sharpie marker, mascara tube or anything that resembles that shape * I used a thick eyeliner 
- A small piece of ribbon or twine


Making this book page wreath only took around 45 minutes. So definitely not the quick 10 minute crafts I'm used to but it's also not that long. It goes by quicker if you do it while watching Frozen with a little cutie- at least it did for me!


HOW TO MAKE A BOOK PAGE WREATH


I got this idea from Makely Home but tweaked it a bit...

Instead of using her technique for folding the pages, I used the technique most people use to make a wreath out of coffee filters (which I also plan on doing!)


1. This step is optional but helps lend an aged effect to your book pages. All you have to do is paint all the sides of the book with a brown of gray paint. I chose to do this even though my pages were already naturally aged.



2. To add your pages to your wreath form, wrap one page at a time around your sharpie marker or mascara tube. This not only gives the pages it's wrinkly shape but it will also help keep your little fingers burn free from the hot glue!



3. Dab some glue to the tip of your page covered tube and press to the top of your form like pictured above.

Move on to the next page and the next page and the next page until you've gone all the way around.

This completes your first layer. Two more to go!



4. Repeat the previous step to complete your second layer which will be positioned right below the first.



5. Again, repeat this process for the third and final layer which goes below the second layer.



6. Glue a piece of ribbon or twine to the back of your wreath form to hang from.....

And find the perfect spot for your gorgeous book page wreath! Funnest part, I assure you!



I hung mine above my Gallery Ledges and I think it fills the above space nicely!



I also love the neutral colors so it's not only perfect for Fall but all year round!



Look how full it is! LOVELY, right?



So, what do you think? Would you rip into a book to make one of these wreaths?


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38 comments:

Robyn B said...

that looks simple enough & i love the way the wreath came out!!!

also, i am jealous of your 2 shelves :) they look great!!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

This is soooo much easier than I thought! I love the trick of using a mascara tube! It goes perfectly above your gallery ledges! I think it would be the perfect decor item to keep up year round!

Lindze McCarter said...

Oh, this looks fab! Nice work. I'll have to make one myself. Last year I used book pages to make a Christmas Tree craft:

http://www.interiorfun.com/2013/11/christmas-trees-for-few-dollars.html

So, I'm already a huge fan of using book pages. Such charming decor! :)

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you, Robyn!!! I'm quite smitten by it!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks Lisa!! The mascara tube sure did help my fingers from burning from all the hot glue!! I knew mascara was my best friend!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Lindze!!! I will have to check out your book page Christmas tree- sounds like fun!!

Madalyn McArthur said...

I love it! I will have to make one. I've made a coffee filter wreath and loved how that turned out. I love the fact that you used an old Bible as well!

Carrie from Carrie This Home said...

I laughed out loud when you said you used a Bible for this wreath. I think I'd feel a little bit bad too. The important thing is the words be in our hearts as well as in our homes! They're words filled with truth and beauty so why not put them on display?

Michelle Katseanes said...

Super cute! I love this wreath! It looks so easy to make and beautiful hanging on your wall! Thank you for sharing! PINNED!

Kendra said...

Very pretty! Would love to have you link up with us please :) The party is on the blog now. Hope your week is lovely!
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Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Madalyn! A coffee filter wreath is next on my list!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

So true, Carrie!!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Michelle!!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Kendra! Glad you loved it!

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