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.

I LOVE these glittered reindeer ornaments!
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.
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!
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….
It hangs in the bay window of my diningroom on a wreath hanger suspended from the curtain rod. I think It looks great there.
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.
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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4 Responses

  1. Lynn Simone

    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. Aunt Linda

    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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