Saturday, December 10, 2011

Winter Wreath

At first I thought this wreath would come out more Christmas-y, which it does, but I think it will work for the entire Winter season. I found the tutorial here: Enchanted Rose Studio. This creator used more circles than I did, but I liked being able to see more of the text of the book than not.

The book I used was a copy of "The Hobbit" that had fallen apart. I knew I was going to use it for something, and when I saw this blog I knew it was the perfect thing to do! Below are pictures of the steps I took in bringing the finished product to life. I highly suggest taking on this project. It was a lot of fun, is very beautiful when completed, and didn't take that much time to complete. Happy crafting!

Step 1: cut strips from the book pages to cover a wreath form - slightly overlap each strip so that the entire form is covered. The back will be where the edges come together.

Step 2: cut out circles (I used a 3 inch circle) from the book pages. Cover the edges in glue and dip in glitter. I believe the tutorial I shared above used glitter glue, but I liked the look of dry glitter better.  Let these dry before you start to apply them to the wreath form.

Step 3: form the circles into the shape you want to have on your wreath. I used some that had 3 points and some that had 4. Instead of concentrating on the shape of each one I was creating, I just scrunched each piece around the pen, and however it came out was how I put it on the wreath.

 Step 4: Flatten the base of your circular piece so it is easier to glue onto your wreath form. Use hot glue to put it in place on your wreath. I started with the inside first, then went around the outside and then filled in the front of the wreath at the end.

Step 5: Continue placing the circles around the sides and front of the wreath until completely filled in. You don't want to cover the back, otherwise it won't lay flat against the door. Then, secure a ribbon or a hanger of your choice to the back and place on your door or anywhere in your home. I thought about putting a ribbon on the wreath, but I'm not sure it would look right. Maybe I'll have an update in the future...


  1. Oh, I am doing a Fall Project with my 14 year old grandson (he gets to do all the work) and I just started looking for another one he might like......and this Winter Wreath might be just the thing. It will look different than yours, he does his own ideas and that's good. If we do it, I'll send you a pic.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. This wreaf out of paper is amazing.never would have thought of it. great

  3. I'm planning to make this just to see how I like it. One way that can speed up the cutting of the circles and strips to cover the wreath, is to use a piece of fiberboard, cut in the circle, as a pattern and use a utility knife (with a new blade). I have already gone through half of a book, using this method. I will need to trim some of the pages to "neaten" them up but it is going much faster than if I used scissors. My book was 6" wide, so that was perfect, and there was enough space, at the top, to cut the strips to cover the wreath. Just thought I'd post this tip for anyone else planning to make this

  4. Great way to use old unwanted books. Looks charming. On my list to do.
    Hope it turns out as nice as yours. Thank you for tutorial.


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