Hey you! It’s Fotini here, from Farmhouse Chic Blog! I’m excited to hang out with you here today! Another big ‘thank you’ to Jessica for letting me stop by once a month to share a super fun DIY with you all!
If you’re anything like me, you’re a sucker for book page anything! I love making book page banners, garland and wreaths! And today I have the pleasure of sharing a beautiful, DIY book page wreath with you all! I’ve actually incorporated this specific wreath to fit in with my Halloween front porch, which you can view here, but it’s a beautiful piece for anywhere in your home!
To begin, you will need a scrap piece of cardboard, or something equivalent. Cut the material into a circle and set aside.
Using your desired book, begin to rip pages out and fold them, placing a hot glue dot to hold each into place.
You will need approximately 40-50 pages depending on your style.
As you can see, I only did two rows for this one. Begin to attach them to your base using your hot glue gun. Fan them around the circle, and then create the second row by using the same technique. I used a scrap piece of drop cloth, that I also cut into a circle. I created some ruffles by simply apply glue dots and pinching into place.
Once you’re finished with that, glue your ruffled piece into place on your wreath.
I took a 3.5 x 5 frame I already had and painted it with black chalk paint.
I gave it a solid two coats and allowed it to dry completely.
While it was drying, I printed off a vintage-style silhouette of a woman.
When the frame was dry, I added the photo and glued the frame in the middle of my drop cloth and let dry.
For hanging purposes, I used a piece of script burlap ribbon, but you can really use anything you’d like because the back doesn’t show. I just cut a small piece of ribbon, about 5 inches long, folded in half, glued the ends together and glued into place on the back of my wreath.
For all you book lovers out there, please don’t fret! You can use books that have missing pages, that you find at the thrift store! You don’t have to damage a good book for no reason! 😉
Each book page project I do, I enjoy so much! I hope that you will enjoy this simple project too! It’s truly a beautiful piece to display!
Thank you so much for stopping by and hanging out with me today! Please stop by my blog and say hello 🙂 I will be back here again next month, I can’t wait! Lets stay connected via social media!