I have boxes of books and then more boxes of books. Some of these books date to the early 1700′s. My absolute favorite book is from 1707, titled “Essays Upon Several Moral Subjects”. Really a good read and when I do page through it I think of the people who have read it over the past three hundred years. And I love this little book of poems from 1821, so sweet with lovely engravings, here are some photos….
I’ve been wanting to make one of those beautiful paper wreaths. No I didn’t use any of my really old or valuable books! I used a dictionary from the 1950′s with some water damage on the cover. The wonderful Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage wrote an easy to follow tutorial that I used for this project. She wrote that she was behind the trend and that was back in 2010, so that means I’m really late! But I don’t really follow trends and thought the wreath was beautiful and since I have all these books, why not make one? Heres how I did it.
Cut out a cardboard circle the size you’d like your wreath then cut a circle in that so it looks like a donut. Rip out the pages and roll little cones, put a bit of hot glue on each cone so it wont unroll. I made three different sizes, small, medium and large. I hot glued the large as the first layer, then the mediums as the second layer and the small ones I fit in as the last layer, you can’t get simpler than that. Oh and before I started I hot glued a loop of cotton twill tape to hang the wreath.
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