How to Turn a Book Into a Christmas Wreath

If you are looking for an interesting take on the traditional Christmas wreath, here’s a great alternative!  I found this created by a crafty girl from a blog called Birdhouse Family.  It’s cheap and easy to make, but it looks like a million bucks.  Ignore that metal sculpture thing behind it – I am assuming they just decided to hang the wreath over the top of their existing art.

 

Take an old book and smear some dark paint around the edges, let dry. 

 

Remove pages and swirl each one into a cone, with painted edge on the large end of the cone.  Slightly flatten the small end, seal with glue, then glue to a pre-cut wreath template (cardboard cut into a wreath shape – keep in mind, the finished wreath will be larger than the form you cut).  Glue each one, working in a circle starting from the outside edge and working in.  I’m thinking you might could use a stapler rather than a glue gun.

 

Tah-dah!

 

Gorgeousness!  Hey, this is not just for Christmas – you could display this anytime.  You could even use it as a centerpiece by laying it flat on a table with a tall pillar candle or glass vase in the middle.  You go work on this, and I’m going to spend the day rearranging my daughters’ rooms and painting/reupholstering two more chairs before Christmas Eve dinner at my house!

 

Photo And Idea Credits:  Birdhouse Family.

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Stacy
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Stacy

My daughter-in-law made one of these for me out of a magazine. It is really cute. I think it might fan out better if the cones in the center are a little shorter and progressively get longer as you get to the edges.

Dianne Tant
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Dianne Tant

love this idea…if I could find a book I didn’t mind tearing up…

Jamie
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Jamie

I was just about to ask you if you thought this could work for more than Christmas decorations. I really love this…and it gives me an excuse to go to the flea market looking for books I can “upcycle.” Hee hee!

Kelly, The Brave New Home
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Kelly, The Brave New Home

That is sooooooo clever! Looks beautiful! My trouble would be in deciding which book to dismantle. I really love old books. It’d have to be one I had two copies of, I think. Thanks for sharing!!

Terry
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Terry

Waaaaaaaaaay Cool Kristie… I see this being duplicated for other seasonal wreaths. And Thanks for the instructions too. 🙂

Angie Ricci Seehafer
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Kristie!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! It’s so elegant.

Michelle @ Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust
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Love it! So cool. Merry Christmas, by the way!

Warmly, Michelle