If you’re on Pinterest, a book page wreath isn’t anything new to you. I’ve been wanting to make one of these after admiring them for more than two years. When Tara from Suburble invited me to participate in a Canadian wreath blog hop (we’ll get to that), I knew it was the perfect opportunity to finally cross it off my Pinterest “Must Make” list. I’m ecstatic with how it turned out and I’m so glad another year didn’t pass by.
To make your own book page wreath, you will need:
18″ styrofoam wreath
Book (mine was $1 at the thrift shop- 6×9″, around 200 pages)
Pins (I used gold stick pins I had on hand, but any push pin would work- preferably a neutral color)
4″ Burlap wired ribbon (about 4 feet)
Glue gun (optional)
Note: make sure your book isn’t too old and fragile or it will tear too easily. Mine was fairly new, but looked antique along the outside edge.
Begin by carefully tearing pages out of your book until you have a generous stack.
Fold a page slightly in half lengthwise and then crosswise, pinching in the center and bringing it together at the top. Note: Each one you make will be slightly different, but that’s what will give the wreath dimension. Intentionally make some smaller and some bigger with varying folds.
Place a pin through the bottom, making sure you catch all the layers. Note: your fingers may get sore after a while. I used a rubber jar opener to put between my thumb and pin top on the tough ones.