DIY Book Wreath + Giveaway!

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DIY BOOK WREATH

First off, I want to start off by saying Happy Holidays everyone! Today I’m going to share how you can make a wreath out of pages from a book!

If you follow our Instagram account, then you may have seen me post a picture of the book wreath that I made out of an old copy of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Now before you start yelling at me for ruining a classic, I just want to say that I already bought a brand, spanking new copy and it’s sitting happily on my bookshelf. Also, this particular book was an old, tattered copy. It was actually one that I got from one of my high school English classes. I know, I didn’t return it after the semester ended but I doubt anyone after me would be able to use it because it had made its rounds already and was pretty battered when I received it. BUT that makes it the perfect book to make a book wreath!

First off, you want to choose what book you’ll be using. My biggest tip when choosing a book to use for this DIY project is pick a book that’s already old and worn because it’ll make it easier to rip. Also, I kind of like the added rustic look an older book has. It makes it look a little more authentic. Some of my author friends used their own books to make this wreath and I thought that was a nice touch! Keep in mind that the bigger the book, the bigger your wreath will be!

What you’re going to do next is rip out the pages of your book. You’ll probably need about 200-300 pages depending on how big you want your wreath to be and also how big the book you choose is. My copy of Wuthering Heights was smaller than the average paperback so I used around 200-250 pages.

Once you’ve ripped out the pages, simply roll them into cones and tape them. Do this for all the pages. It’ll look something like this.

 

Then you’re going to get a stapler and staple the tip of the cone about an inch in. In doing this, you will ensure that your cones don’t unravel and also, you’ll be using the staples as a guide when you glue them onto the base. Tip: Make sure the top of your cones are aligned and straight because that’s the part you’ll be seeing!

On a piece of large cardboard, outline two circles. For my wreath I did 2 and 4 inch circles. However, if you are using a trade paperback novel or a hardcover, you’re going to have to enlarge the circles so your cones fit.

Using a hot glue gun, start with the larger circle and begin gluing down the cones. This is where the staples come into play because you can use them as a guide to make a straight line all around.

Once you’re done with the larger circle, do the same with the smaller circle. Depending on the size of your book, you may have two or three layers of this. Mine had three.

When you have all your cones in place, you need something to place in the center. I used some Christmas ornaments and just glued them in the center. You can put flowers or ribbon so do whatever you want to spruce it up!

Once everything is dry, turn it over and attach some ribbon or a rope so you can hang it.

Voila! You are done! All you have to do is find the perfect spot, hang it, and take a picture and share it with me! I would love to see what beautiful creations you’ve made.

 

 

Day 4

THE WRONG BRIDE by Gayle Callen
OF SILK AND STEAM by Bec McMaster
WICKEDLY POWERFUL by Deborah Blake
A BETTER MAN by Candis Terry
RETURN TO YOU by Samantha Chase
SIGNED copy of CALL ON ME by Roni Loren
WHERE LOVE LIES by Julie Cohen
ARC copy of FROM KISS TO QUEEN by Janet Chapman
ARC copy of MOONDANCE BEACH by Susan Donovan
HARDCOVER copy of NIGHT SKY by Suzanne and Melanie Brockmann

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Bube

So wonderful 🙂
I will try to do Book Wreath 🙂
Thank you Annie! 🙂

Kathleen Bylsma

Thanks so much and a lot of great books, there!

miki

it may seem strange but even with an ill printed books i can’t even cut in it…
lovely craft though

Timitra

It turned out great Annie

Lisa

That looks wonderful!

Aly P

Wow, I have to try this!!!

Milena

That’s really pretty but I don’t think I could tear up a book. I get upset with my children when they fold page corner instead of using a bookmark!

Lori Thomas

Great idea. Looks awesome.

Andra

The wreath is beautiful! I have a very sad looking books I could use to make one too. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

Esther Gerdzen

Great idea . Thank you for the chance 🙂

stacey coppin

This will be great to do with my daughter. Thanks 🙂

Trix

This is the coolest idea!

Shawndra

Thanks for this neat craft idea! If i could muster the courage to tear up a book then ill try this!

Diane Sallans

I love the idea of that wreath and I think I could actually do it – have to think about which book to use.

Sharlene Wegner

Great idea!

Elizabeth

Amazing! But I don’t think I could tear up a book.. it turned out great though!

Mess

Thank you Annie for the DIY class!

Latifa Morrisette

Love the Book wreath! So creative!

Mary Preston

What a stunning idea thank you.

Janie McGaugh

Cute idea!

EMELY ALAYO

RIP book but your body turned out into something beautiful.lol. Nice and looks easy to try out. Thanks Annie !

Amy Ryan

wow! I love that xmas wreath 😀 Thanks for the giveaway!

Betul E.

It is so pretty!!

Laura Lovejoy-Brunk

Thats so cool! Im so untalented with crafty stuff, but that looks like even i could do it!

jodi marinich

i love it

Elizabeth Haney

The craft idea is super neat. I’d have to use a book I didn’t like though. I don’t have the heart to tear up a book. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Amy R

Cute

Sue G.

What a cute idea!

Maria Theresa Santos

awesome giveway

susu

book wreath looks cool!

Artemis Giote

Great idea!!!! I am gonna try to do it.

Shannon Cole

So pretty!! Awesome idea!! ?

Nicole Ortiz

Wow what a cool wreath.
Thanks for the chance

Texas Book Lover

That wrath is gorgeous…not sure I could cut up a book to make it though.

Irma

Amazing tour 🙂 Love the Bookshelves <3

lea

thanks for the chance <3

Anne

I hate to see books torn up even when they’re already falling apart.

Tanya Guthrie

Your wreath is beautiful! I don’t think I could bring myself to ruin one of my books, maybe someday I will have one that is beat up enough.

Mariann Murvai

happy holidays 🙂

KateS

All good, but I think my heart would rip apart if I had to destroy a book :/

Joanne B

That was amazing, but I’m not sure I could destroy a book. Happy holidays!

Amber

I love the wreath!!! Thanks so much!