Tuesday, May 18, 2010

How to Make a Book Wreath and Update

Hello sweets! I've been meaning to update you guys on the progress and finished product of my book wreath. Well, here it is! HAHA! Better late than never! Let me you give you an overview of the steps and pictures of the progress.

Here are the supplies you are going to need:
-Brown acrylic paint
-White 10 inch foam wreath
-A book (Take that George Bush!!!)
-Glue gun
-Extra glue gun sticks
-A pencil
-Some ribbon
-Paper towelsStart by placing paper towers on your work space. Then grab an extra paper towel and squeeze some paint on the paper towel. Rub the paper towel with paint on the edges of the book (except the spine of course). Make sure to coat it evenly. Let it sit for about 15 minutes or so until it dries. Look for the first page that has a lot of words. You want to fill your wreath with pages that have words on it, not blank pages. Follow this tutorial on how to roll your pages to place on the foam wreath.

You are pretty much going to go once around the edge.

This is how it looks like when you flip it around to add the full body of the wreath. You then start adding more pages by going up and around the wreath. Make sure to go around once in the inside edge of the wreath. Add any fillers if you find holes in the wreath. Lastly, make sure to glue on a small strip of ribbon to the back to hold up the wreath and you are done! Make sure to hang it on your house in a nice place! Here's where my mom placed it. She loved it!

Keep in mind that I just gave you the shortened version of the instructions. To see the full instructions head off to this link.

Hope you enjoyed my update. Keep reading!

Lots of Love and Sugar from me, Sweet Lady Jess


  1. hm..you're gonna chew me to pieces if i used pages from pride and prejudice to make that, aren't you?

  2. You would be committing MURDER Joo!!!! You kill a George Bush book, not a Jane Austen one! However, if the reason you want to use her book is to immortalize her work into a craft, then go for it...