DIY Project: Vintage Book Page Wreath

Book Page Wreath Gallery WallI think this Vintage Book Page Wreath just might be one of my all time favorite DIY craft projects. It’s so random and fun hanging on an old window frame in my office and it has a lot of character. {literally} It was easy to make and it didn’t take long at all to assemble the 34 cones.

Directions for DummiesVintage Book Pages

As you will learn… I’m an impatient crafter, I don’t like to follow directions and I don’t like to wait for things to dry. I think I checked all those boxes on this project.

  • Patience: How hard can it be to roll book pages? When they are old and dry they tend to tear easily so I had to “slow my roll”.
  • Directions: After searching Pinterest and Google, I don’t think I followed any one set of directions. The typical mash-up project for me is using a little of everything and adjust as I go.
  • Drying time: Glitter and glue all over my table. {Enough said.}

Once the pages were semi-uniformly rolled, I hot glued them around a 6 inch paper plate and layered them to fill in any gaps. It’s important to roll your pages in a semi-uniform dimension so that you don’t have gaps and get semi-even layers. I personally prefer the loose rolled pages versus tightly rolled pages because it gives more volume and takes less pieces to assemble. Also, I was not particular about seams and I preferred the random direction of the cone tips. {If you are a perfectionist, you might want to pay attention to those tiny details.}

Book Page CenterFor the center, I opted to make a Valentine’s Day sign with a piece of scrap cardboard covered with black paper and rimmed with chunky gold glitter. The letters were from my craft supply stash and since none of them matched I “glitterfied” them as well.

I attached the sign with a piece of wire that was run through the center of the wreath and through the paper plate. The wire also doubles and my wreath hanger. I opted for a removable sign so I can change it out with the season or holiday.

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    • Denise Bryant says:

      Thanks Janice. I need to redo my pics for this post…I’ve learned so much since I did this wreath. 🙂

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