Today, we have yet another bookish craft- a book page wreath!
I’m not entirely sure if this wreath fits the definition, because it doesn’t have a hole in the center, but I’m calling it a book wreath anyway.
Want to make your own book page wreath for Valentine’s Day or any other day? Follow these simple steps!
How to Make a Book Page Heart Wreath
- A book you hate
- A shallow dish
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Acrylic paint
Draw the outline of a heart onto the cardboard. You can choose a different design if you want it to be a year-round decoration and not just Valentine’s Day themed. Cut out the design with scissors or a craft knife. Don’t cut yourself.
Tear away about 10 pages from the book spine. Cut the pages into an oval shape.*
*This step is actually quite important. When I left the pages square, they resembled nothing so much as crumpled, used tissues. Which did not look good. Take the time to round your edges.
Crumple the oval into a flower shape. I did this by pulling the center of the oval down and pinching it between my fingers, then I rolled the outside edges in until they resembled petals. This is not an exact science, clearly. Make at least 50 of these. Make more if your heart is really large, less if you actually make an official wreath and cut out the center of the heart.
Pour about a quarter’s worth of acrylic paint into your dish. Add in just enough water to make it look like paint soup. Stir the mixture.
Dip the tips of each petal into the paint one by one. Only paint just the very tip for the same effect that I created. Set the petals onto paper towels to dry.
When dry, glue the book page petals to the cardboard cutout starting on the outside edge and working in toward the center. As I glued, I pinched and twisted the bottoms of each petal (the previous center of the page) to make them stick to the cardboard better. Fill in all gaps with additional petals.
Glue a piece of looped string to the back of the cardboard so you can hang it on the wall. Step back and admire how crafty and amazing you are. It’s what I did.
If you make your own book page wreath using these instructions, share it with me on the Daily Mayo Facebook page! I would love to see your creations!