I found another YouTube video DIY project. Rebecca Robeson from “Kinwoven Design” made a beautiful wreath using old book pages. It looked doable, so I decided to give it a try.
My mother-in-law helped out with this project. It was much appreciated since there was a lot of prep work before you actually put the wreath together. We started by paying homage to an old Funk and Wagnall Dictionary. This was not only for ourselves, but all my Librarian friends. Then we proceeded to rip out pages, roll pages, tape pages and staple pages to turn out one hundred and twenty cones for our wreath. Whew!
This brings back memories. Before you could Google everything, this is where you found out your information. I am glad we were able to repurpose it!
I took my Exacto knife and cut the spine. Once the spine was off, it was easy to rip out the pages.
One hundred and twenty pages.
The edges were a little ragged.
I cut them to make them uniform.
I rolled and my mother-in-law taped. In between, we chatted!
And just like that, we had one hundred and twenty cones!
I got better at rolling with each cone. A few of the first tries needed to be redone. I used the Exacto knife to remove the tape and then rerolled.
After they were all rolled, I measured one inch from the end.
And then stapled.
I made an eight-inch diameter circle and a four-inch diameter circle on a piece of poster board. To start the pattern, I placed one cone on twelve o’clock, three o’clock, six o’clock and nine o’clock.
Using a glue gun, I filled in the first layer.
The staples really help keep it even.
Once the first layer was done, I began the four-inch layer.
This is with two layers. I wanted a third layer, so I added a two-and-a-half-inch circle to the center and repeated the process.
To add some glitter, I put ornaments and some of my mother-in-laws costume jewelry to the center.
The finished wreath was bigger than I expected it to be, but I loved the way it came out.
The wall in my front room over the couch was the perfect place. It was big enough and the wreath compliments the room beautifully!
This is a perfect project to do with family or friends. You can use smaller pages or cut larger ones to make different size wreaths.
Remember to share photos of the wreaths you make. I would love to see them!
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