DIY: Book Wreath

A few weeks ago, one of my dear friends visited for a girls’ weekend/crafty party.  I love having a good friend that shares my same passion for trying out new creative projects.  I have to admit that she totally kicks my bootie in the paper products area.  She usually comes equipped with her Cricut and lots of great supplies.  I obviously provide a sewing machine and all the cutting tools you would need.

We found this wreath in the Fall 2012 Do It Yourself Magazine by Better Homes and Gardens and decided to give it a try.

Supplies Needed:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Wreath (we used a 10in. straw wreath from Hobby Lobby – $2.99)
  • Some old books (found ours at a local thrift store)
  • Dowel Rod (used it as a poker after burning our fingers many times)

Roll the pages and start gluing.  You sort of create a base layer and then work your way up.  You will not need to glue any pages to the back of the wreath, since it will be hanging against something.  If you are unsure of how to go about starting, I suggest a  good google search.  We found several helpful videos.

To hang the wreath, we paired up a jute material with a large metal o-ring.  I think the materials pair up perfectly!

Isn’t she lovely?  I love the look of the old vintage pages.  Grab a cup of coffee, your hot glue and give it a try!  This is not a fast project, so set aside some good crafting time.


Looking for some more great ideas on decorating with books – check out this post from The Nester…librarians out there are probably having a nervous breakdown.

Happy Crafting!



  • Amber
    August 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    The pictures turned out great! Nicely done. The pictures really do show the process.


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