What can you make with a wreath form, an old book, some berries and glue? Let me show you today with this fun project, a Christmas book page wreath to add to your holiday decor this season.
You know I love a bargain, and this holiday wreath was no exception. Especially since I made this during my zero spending month and everything I used to make it came from my craft supply closet. The cost?? FREE! You can’t beat that! Even if you don’t have the supplies on hand, a quick trip to the dollar store and you can still make this project for just a few dollars. To me, this beautiful Christmas book page wreath looks like it cost much more than that!
Materials needed for this wreath:
- Small piece of ribbon
- Green Paint
- Paper plate
- Large piece of cardboard
- Berry Floral Stems
- Hot glue/glue gun
- Wreath form
Start out by tearing your book pages from your book. I used 55 book pages for this wreath, so that’s a good number to start with for a 9 inch wreath form. You will want to read my previous post on making a book page wreath for the easiest way to crumble your book pages.
Once the pages are torn and formed into shape, it’s time to color the edges with paint. I poured paint onto a paper plate and then slightly dipped the edges of the book pages into the paint. I then laid the book pages onto a large piece of cardboard to dry, making sure the painted edges weren’t sticking to the cardboard. I repeated this process until all book pages had been dipped in paint, then waited for them to dry. I let mine dry overnight before continuing the project.
Once the pages are dry, use the hot glue gun to attach them to the wreath form. Before you start gluing, tie a small piece of ribbon around the wreath form for easy hanging later. Now grab the hot glue gun and get to work! You will want to glue two rows of book pages, one on the top and one along the outside of the wreath. You can see the easy process to keep your fingers from getting burned during this step here.
Use the scissors to cut the berry floral stems into small pieces, then hot glue them to the wreath. Place them between the book pages spaced evenly around the wreath to create a balanced look. Once you are satisfied with the look, unplug the glue gun and grab a snack because you’re finished!
As much as I’ve loved the previous book page wreaths I’ve made in the past, I really love the added interest of pops of red and green colors in this Christmas version.
I love the vintage style of this Christmas book page wreath, don’t you? I can’t wait to hang it up this holiday season! It’s getting me into the Christmas spirit, how about you?