Book page wreath out of a Vintage Find
You can make a simple book page wreath for her craft-room door with wooden circles and an embroidery hoop. To do a very funny, colorful and easy!
I love vintage children’s books for their great illustrations! One of my favorite picture books, “Mrs. hen Goes to market,” was falling apart when I picked it up at the flea market.
I thought the pages are wonderful to use for some decoupaging projects. I opted for a easy DIY book page wreath for my craft room door with some pages from my old book, wood circles, and an embroidery hoop.
book page wreath
Here’s What you Need:
Tinkering and Painting (I love the Martha Stewart Brand)
Wooden circles in Various sizes (I have 12- 2 5/8″, 4- 2 1/2″, 4- 2″, 4- 1 3/4″, & 6 - 1 1/2″ Wooden circles)
Mod hodgepodge Matt
Hoop (I have a 10″ tires)
hot glue and glue gun or E-6000
twine or ribbon
Trace their circles on their papers. My biggest circles I followed on patterned scrapbook paper. The other circles, I traced and cut out the pages of the book I hadabout some of the wording for the middle circles, the smallest round on you.br> Cut all of your circles. They cut each a little within the line that followed it. Pair of each paper circle with a painted wood.
you are Now ready for decoupage. Paint a thin layer of Mod-hodgepodge Mat on the back of the paper circle and the front of the painted wooden circle.
the paper circle, the face Insert to the top of the painted, smooth out the paper on the wood as you go. From smoothing it all out and wipe off excess. Let the circles dry.
next, paint a layer of Mod-hodgepodge-Mat on the top of each circle to seal the papers. Let them dry well.
Layout of your largest circles in the loop is on the tires. Apply a generous amount of adhesive on the face of the wooden Hoop and press the circle of their largest circles the base for your wreath form.
Make sure that the upper side of the bracket is where you want the top of the circle to be of your wreath so it hangs on the right path.
Flip the wreath over, once the glue is dry. If you need to re-glue all loose pieces, go ahead and do it.
Glue the medium circles to the bottom, where you want to. Then glue the small circles to stack some of them on a medium piece to add more dimension.
Once your circles are all glued to your wreath, you will need some ribbon or yarn for hanging. Cut a long length of cord and tie a knot to the metal top screw on your tire.
Keep the two strands together and about a couple of inches to make a knot, then tie the ends in a bow and trim the ends if you like.
If you want to, you can use ornaments, or hanging something dangling in the middle like a wooden letters for a monogram or ornament.
I love my book page wreath, turned. I have decided to hang it on the door of my craft room, and I love it, every time I walk by!
I think it would be wonderful to use family photos instead of the pages of the book for a special gift for just about anyone! So, rather than toss or donate your kid’s well-loved books, give them a new life as a fun-door-ornament for your room.
I hope you all will try this at some point. It’s super fun! If you would all like to see more of my work you can see me<'ll find on my blog My so Called Crafty life here.br>