Sunday, November 4, 2018

Rolled Book Page Wreath

Wreaths are so fun to make and I've made many!  This one is easy but a little time consuming so grab a yummy drink, turn on Netflix and let's get to rolling!

I saw a wreath like this on Instagram and I instantly saved it because I knew I had to make one for us!  Kelly @rusticcreekhouse made hers for Halloween but I thought I'd make mine generic so I could add a little something for each holiday or occasion to specialize it if I wanted to.
What you will need:

12" wire wreath form - I got mine at Dollar Tree for $1
Old Book that you don't mind harvesting pages from
Wooden Skewer or something small and round
Jute twine
Scissors
Hot glue gun and glue
Floral Moss - Optional - I decided it was not needed after the fact - I got it at Dollar Tree
I trimmed the blank edges off my pages, this is just a preference and not necessary.
You will need LOTS of book pages.  I'd already used this book for my book page wall, but I ended up using all the remaining pages in this book to finish my wreath.  LOTS. OF. BOOK PAGES.
Roll each page on the wooden skewer as tight as you can get it.  At first this was hard for me, but you WILL get the hang of it soon.
After you've tightly rolled the book page all the way to the end, release your grip, let the page relax and remove the skewer.  Your roll should look like this.
Keep rolling until you have a giant pile of 1 million book page rolls! Remember your drink and Netflix? Yep, keep on keeping on! :)
I created bundles of pages tied with twine like this.  Some had three, some two and some just one.  I had some singles that I used a dab of glue on to hold them together that I didn't put twine on.
Make lots of bundles with twine and a some without.
With the wreath form back side up (Groove toward you) I took several full pages and glued one to each section of the wreath form like so.
Just run a line of hot glue on the end of each page and hold together until cool.
I'm going to show you these steps because this is how I did it, but in the end, it was not necessary at all! It's a really messy process, so save yourself the trouble!
I hot glued the moss on top of the pages I glued on.  I thought it was going to show through, but it did not.
Using hot glue, I just started adding my bundles, first I added one bundle of three to the space between each book page I glued to the wreath form.
Now fill in each section.  There is no perfect way to do this, I just added a scroll here and there until I liked the way it looked.
Keep going, you've got millions of scrolls to glue on! You can do it! :)
This is what it will look like when you're finished.
I'm a perfectionist and it didn't turn out perfectly symmetrical and I literally could've kept adding rolls, but I ran out of pages and this is what I ended up with. I still love it so much!  It was tons of work, kind of like my pinecone wreath here, but it was so worth it!

If you loved this project and want to save it for later, be sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board.

Here are a few more farmhouse inspired wreaths that I've made:

Dollar Tree Fall Burlap Wreath
Simple Hydrangea and Burlap Wreath 
Chevron Burlap Fall Wreath 


It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!
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10 comments:

  1. This was labor intense but so worth it. I like the idea of making it for any season. Thanks for sharing at the Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party.

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    1. Yes it was so worth it! Thank you so much Debra! :)

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  2. I pinned this because it is so unique! I love it. Yours looks great. I love the Fall flowers added. Simple, but so pretty.

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    1. Thank you so much AnnMarie! I hope you that you will make one too, they are so fun! :)

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  3. neat idea and a great way to upcycle a book you don't want or need anymore.

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    1. Thank you so very much Alice and you're so right! :)

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  4. Great twist on rolled book wreaths I've seen around! Looks very pretty, especially with the flower addition. Visiting from BFF Party.

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    1. Thank you so much Victoria, I appreciate the visit and the kind comment! :)

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  5. I need to find an old book, because I love how this looks! Great job, and the flowers are a pretty touch! thanks so much for sharing at Celebrate It!

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    1. Thank you so much Teri, it sure was fun to make! I see old books at thrift stores and Goodwill all the time. I hope that helps! :)

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