Thursday, January 3, 2013

Book Page Wreath

Hello guys this is my first post, so I decided to post a craft I made back in the summer.  Basically our front door was looking a little bare and outdated, so I started looking for something to help it out a little. After much searching on Pinterest I stumbled upon this little jewel.

Book Page Wreaths: DIY Decor

I thought that it wouldn't be too terrible, so I went to the thrift store and picked up an old paperback dictionary for a whopping dollar.  Then I pulled out the Elmer's glue and an old wire hanger (you know the ones no one uses).  I undid the hanger and rounded it then twisted it back together, honestly wish I would have left the hook part now and tied a nice bow over it.  But hey next time right?

I took the pages and tore them in half "hamburger style" then rolled them into a cone.  So sorry I don't have any pictures of this.  Anyway I took the bottom of the cone and folded it around the hanger to secure it then continued doing this around the whole loop.  Eventually it looked like this:

As you can see here I've already begun the second layer.  I think I did 4 layers to make it look full.

Sorry for the terrible glare on this one too by the way.  It was a little sunny that day. The last thing I did was add a cute little flower at the top.  Basically I used this template from Martha Stewart to make the flower.

Martha Stewart Paper Roses

Honestly it didn't turn out quite right, but it still works well and adds a little something interesting to it.

Have a great day guys!

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