Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Book Wreath

I thought I would share with you this project I did while recovering from a recent surgery.  I have been wanting to make one of these book wreaths for a while.  While I was holed up in the house, I had to use what I had around.  Here is the supplies:  one cereal box cut into a wreath form, a lot of pages from an old book, and a hot glue gun.

Before I pulled out the pages, I had painted the outside of the pages with my burnt umber craft paint to give it some age.  Next, I arranged the pages in an accordion style and hot glued them on the cereal box starting from the outside working my way in.  Keep a pencil handy to keep burning your fingers to a minimum.

After one HGTV show later, this is what I ended up with:

Okay, now that I see it from this angle, perhaps I need to shift it a little to be on center.  Here is a close up of the wreath.  It reminds me of a flower.

I plan on sharing this at:
Blue Cricket Design
Today's Creative blog
Its So Very Cheri


  1. Your wreath turned out nice. It's funny because I also just finished making a wreath. I'll post mine in a few days.

  2. I love that you used a piece of cardboard for your base. You just made this project totally free (out of necessity, but whatevs!). Good work and thanks for stopping by to see mine.


  3. It is amazing how we can get so creative with what we have on hand when we are in a pinch. That turned out lovely.


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