Wreaths are a great year round look, and they can be hung on your door outside or on a door or wall inside. There are so many ideas for making wreaths that it is hard to pick just one to talk about! For instance, you can take all of the corks from your wine bottles and make a wine cork wreath.
Or, you can use red and pink tablecloths to make a wreath that represents love and hang it behind your bed. However, the following reef will add a unique look to your home and be a conversation starter as well.
Materials You Will Need
- 14 inch Styrofoam Wreath (Whatever shape you want will be fine, although a round one may look the best.)
- One old book that you don't mind tearing the pages from (Keep in mind the color of the pages will be the color of your wreath, so you may want an older, brown book or you may want a nice new white book.)
- Small pins or hot glue.
Steps In Making Your Decorative Book Wreath
Step 1 - Tear out all the pages from the book you have chosen. Be careful to tear them out so that they don't rip too much at the end. You will not see the long end too much when you are done, but ensuring that they are even will provide a more unified look.
Step 2 - Fold the page into a fan shape. How you do this will depend on how big you want the wreath to be and how wide you want the fanned look to be in the end. Start by taking the long side of the page and folding it over itself at desired distance. Then, turn it upside down and fold at the same distance you folded before. Repeat until you have folded the whole page into a fan.
Step 3 - Attach one edge of the fan to the wreath with either a small pin or hot glue. The glue will take longer to dry and may not be as secure, so you may want to use both to ensure your wreath stays together for a long time.
Step 4- Repeat step 2 and 3 and place each folded page very close to the next until you have covered the whole styrofoam.
Step 5 - Hang your new book wreath on a nail in your office or another place that you frequently read.
Note: You will quickly develop your own way of folding and putting your fanned pages on the page, and no two wreaths will look the same.
The main thing is to remember that you want to direct the outside of the fan relative to the wreath - so if the fanned page is going on the bottom of the wreath, then the fanned end should be facing up and down and not facing side to side (unless you want it that way!)