Of the projects I have planned for this week, I am by far the most excited about today’s which is this lovely book page wreath! I have seen a lot of beautiful book page wreaths online but I didn’t want to have to go out and buy a wreath form so I decided to try my own version. There are others out there like this but I couldn’t find any instructions so I am sharing how I made mine.
This project takes about an hour to complete so be sure to set aside enough time.
You will need the following supplies:
- At least 100 pages from an old book. Depending on the size of your book and the size of your cones, you may need more or less
- Hot Glue gun and extra glue sticks. I used a lot of glue
- Ribbon or burlap for hanging
- About an hour of time
Tear out at least 100 sheets of pages from an old book and begin rolling them into cones. Your base layer of cones should be longer than the other layers so you may need to practice a little before you begin gluing your cones together. Use glue to form your cone and then glue them together, side-by-side as you go making a circle.
The second layer of cones should be rolled slightly shorter than the base layer. Use hot glue to hold the cones and then glue the cones on top of your base layer. It looks best to off-set the layers.
continue adding layers on top of on another. As you continue to add layers, you may need to cut the tips off some cones. I noticed having to do it more as I began fitting the cones into the center.
Continue to add cones into the center until you have a full wreath. I gradually made my cones fatter and shorter as I added more layers.
When you are happy with the wreath, glue a strip of burlap or ribbon to the back for easy hanging.
The hardest part for me was keeping the cones consistent per layer. Because of the hot glue, this may not be a great project for small children.
Don’t want to make your own? That’s ok. Contact the shop to order one.