Crafting A Christmas Wreath From Old Book Pages

Hi Everyone,

I have been taking a little break from blogging because I have been running like a mad woman working, visiting family for Thanksgiving and getting ready for Christmas. Today I thought I would make a quick stop in and revisit a fun craft project I created last year for Christmas.

I have seen beautiful paper wreaths popping up all over blogland and I have been wanting to try one so I thought I would take this opportunity and run with it.
I stopped at my local Dollar Tree store, found a decent size book and began throwing anything into the cart I thought I might embelish with.

This is what I came home with… two wreath forms, satin ribbon, large hardback book, jingle bells, pinecones and some other goodies.

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I LOVE these glittered reindeer ornaments!
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I went home and got to work. I decided to use the foam wreath form. It was a bit thick so I had to cut it in half with a knife. (Nicked my finger too!)
I wrapped the form with the satin ribbon and secured it with hot glue.
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I ripped a bunch of pages out of the book and created a BUNCH of different sized cones. It took me awhile to get the hang of it. When finished I began hot gluing them around the wreath form. I think I used somewhere around 75-80 cones for this wreath layered in two rows!
Its HUGE!
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Once I got all the cones on I created a “fan” inspired center to cover up the mess in the middle.
I then took it outside, sprayed it with spray adhesive and sprinkled white glitter all over it. I LOVE how that turned out:)
I decided to add one of the glittered reindeer to the center of that and added a few vintage bobbles.
I had this beautiful “Happy Holidays” glittered paper sign stashed in my craft clost and thought it looked great beneath the reindeer.
And VOILA! Here is the finished product….
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It hangs in the bay window of my diningroom on a wreath hanger suspended from the curtain rod. I think It looks great there.
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I had so much fun created my wreath I made another one for my breakfast room. This one came out smaller with only one layer of cones.
I added a glittered “Merry Christmas” sign to the middle and embelished it with a vintage kitschy reindeer ornament, vintage bobbles and pinecone. I love this one too and it sits in the center window in my breakfast room.
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These wreaths were so much fun to make and VERY inexpensive…just a couple of dollars. I’d say less than $8 and some creativity!
I LOVE how these wreaths turned out. I have created a few more wreaths with an “every day” theme that will eventually be up for sale on my website and etsy store. I do plan on creating a few smaller versions that will hang on my Christmas tree this year……as long as I can find the time to make them!
Thanks for hopping on over today. Stay tuned forĀ a tour of my home all decked out for Christmas this year!
Happy Holidays!

Thanks so much for visiting today!
~Lisa
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Crafting A Christmas Wreath From Old Book Pages — 4 Comments

  1. I LOVE this idea!! what a great way to go green for Christmas and be creative crafty and frugal. Our library sells older books very reasonable also check yard sales and thrift stores. I will be doing this with my Grandchildren. What fun!!

  2. Lisa that wreath is gorgeous idk how u do it cause I don’t have the patience for that. The only thing I can make is ” A bible out of a bar of soap” can u believe it??? Me makin Bible’s??? lol lol I’ll make one for u and mail it to u cause maybe u can do something better with it and approve it a little, now that would be a big seller down there. U can’t use Dove soap cause it’s kinda on an angle so u need a regular bar of soap, I use Ivory or what eva smell’s good cause u can put it in ur draw’s to make ur sock’s smell good, lol I no draw’s right?? lol lol Love Aunt Linda xxxooo

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