Learn how to make your own beautiful book page wreath, plus get the details for 14 other DIY Christmas wreaths.
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.
Before you can make this wreath, you have to be okay with tearing apart a book. I found mine at the thrift shop for $1, so it didn’t bother me at all. I love repurposing old items into something new. Especially when the end product turns out better than expected.
DIY Book Page Wreath
To make your own book page wreath, you will need:
- 18″ styrofoam wreath
- Book (mine was 6×9″ and 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.
Push the pin into the styrofoam wreath, starting in the inside and working your way around.
Add another layer working around the entire circumference. Repeat until you’ve filled the entire wreath.
For an 18″ styrofoam wreath, you will need about six or seven layers. Look for any sparse spots and fill in with folded book pages as needed.
Note: if any pins are popping out, use a dab of hot glue to hold them in.
For the burlap ribbon at the bottom of the wreath, I created a fringe by removing a few crosswise yarns. This step is optional.
To fasten it to the wreath, I found the center and pinned it to the underside letting the ends hang down. Next, I used the wire on the sides of the ribbon to create some dimension.
In my opinion, the photos don’t do a good job of capturing the texture, colour and undulations of this book page wreath. I love how it looks hanging alongside our fireplace (gas, of course).
DIY Book Wreath Updates:
Now for the fun part. Check out these DIY Christmas projects!
To get even more Holiday Wreath inspiration, take a look at these 14 incredible wreaths created by my fellow Canadian bloggers. From left to right, they are:
Fresh Evergreen Wreath by A Pretty Life In The Suburbs
The Learner Observer
Ribbon Flower Wreath by Echoes of Laughter
JOY Outdoor Wreath Sign by Fynes Designs
Rustic Cedar Wreath by Tara from Suburble
Book Page Wreath by Satori Design for Living (that’s me!)
Holiday Feather Wreath by A Swell Place to Dwell
Burlap Ribbon Wreath by Garden Therapy
Becky from Sketchy Styles
Wooden Spool Christmas Wreath by The DIY Dreamer
Scandinavian Wreath by Northstory
Rusty Jingle Bell Wreath by AKA Design
Ingrid from Now At Home Mom
Clothespin Wreath by The Sweetest Digs
Brooklyn Berry Designs
You’re bound to be inspired!
* A big thank you to May Arts for supplying the ribbon for our Canadian Wreath Hop!
Spill the beans… What Christmas projects have you had on your “Must Make” list year after year? I can’t be the only one who procrastinates!