I have been asked many times for a tutorial on this EASY book page wreath and am finally getting it posted. It’s just in time to add to your fall decor!
The supplies are minimal. If you use coupons at your favorite craft stores this wreath can be made for less than ten dollars! Gotta love that!
You will need a foam wreath, floral pins, burlap ribbon and pages torn from unused books. I personally love the size of the old Reader’s Digest but any will do. The best part? NO GLUE!! I had seen other wreath tutorials that all included gluing the pages to the wreath form. No Thank You I said! The obvious alternative to me was floral pins. You can get a small bag for just a couple dollars and even better, no more burnt fingers!
Start by wrapping the burlap ribbon around the wreath form and then secure it with a pin pushed right into the foam. The purpose of the ribbon is to hide the white foam but also give the back of the wreath a more finished look. If you don’t want to cover it with ribbon that is fine too.
After you have torn your pages out of the book ( see photo above) simply take one and fold it in half from top to bottom. ( top right) Take the folded page and make a bend in the middle. (bottom left) After you have the page “bent ” simply push a floral pin through all the folds.
The folds don’t have to be perfect and you don’t want to press them flat. The open fold will create a fullness to the wreath.
After the pin is through the paper you simply push it into the wreath form. Easy as can be! Now just repeat this step….. like 200 more times …..until the front and sides of the wreath are covered. BTW…..This is a great time to catch up on all that trashy reality TV you have on the DVR. ?
It doesn’t take long to see it take shape. Once you have filled the surface with the pinned pages it is ready to hang! I usually stick an empty pin straight into the back of the wreath and tie a piece of twine to hang it with. The pins are very secure. No need to worry about anything coming apart.
These wreaths are super light weight and easy to hang just about anywhere. I love the various shades you can get with books of different ages. The older and more discolored pages are my favorite.
I hope you try this easy project and love the results as much as I do!
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!