[She Crafts He Crafts: Vol. 4] Book Page Wreath

mark montano he crafts book wreath closeup

As you may know, my friend Stephenie (www.mycraftyadventures.com) and I have a blog segment together called HE CRAFTS SHE CRAFTS. For this installment she sent me an old book ready for the scrap heap. Now let me tell you about Steph. She’s a love bug and a very good friend. When you’re good friends with someone you KNOW just how to hook them and she knew EXACTLY what she was doing when she sent me this old book and said “GO TO TOWN!” She knew that I would eat it up. This one is for you, Stephenie, and for all of the people who don’t know what to do with an old book when it’s time to toss it.

BTW, since I’m not huge a fan of wreaths, I decided that a wreath is just what I needed to do to challenge myself creatively.

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Stephenie made beautiful, feminine votive holders with flowers and pearl accents.  NICE! Check it out:

Stephenie Hamen She Crafts - Candles

She Crafts Close-up:

Stephenie Hamen She Crafts Candle Close Up

Get the How-To over at MyCraftAdventures.com. The link is here.

Now, let’s take a gander at what I made!

Detail of my book page wreath:

YOU’LL NEED

  • Book pages
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Elmer’s Glue All
  • 1 pool noodle
  • Packing tape
  • Scissors (I prefer Fiskars)
  • Metallic Gold Krylon spray paint
  • Here’s How

    Mark Montano He Crafts Book Wreath Stage 1

    1. Tape the ends of your pool noodle together with packing tape.

    Mark Montano He Crafts Book Wreath Stage 2

    2. Roll 3″x5″ book pages in to straws and secure with Elmer’s Glue-All.

    Mark Montano He Crafts Book Wreath Stage 3

    3. Cut out TONS of leaves

    Mark Montano He Crafts Book Wreath Stage 4

    4. Cut out tons of petals 1 1/2″ to 2″ by 1 1/2″ wide (about 12 per rose)

    5. Curl the edges of the petals as shown with one edge of your scissor.

    Mark Montano He Crafts Book Wreath Stage 5

    6. Hot glue the petals (with the curled side facing outward) to the book page straw.

    Mark Montano He Crafts Book Wreath Stage 6

    7. Continue adding petals all the way around until you’ve created your flower.

    Mark Montano He Crafts Book Wreath Stage 7

    Mark Montano He Crafts Book Wreath Stage 8

    8. Curl the edges of your leaves and glut around the pool noodle with hot glue. This will take some time so sit back and watch a movie while you’re at it!

    Mark Montano He Crafts Book Wreath Stage 9

    * Leave an empty space at the bottom for your flowers. I glued the flowers where the ends of the pool noodle met just in case the wreath base wasn’t a perfect circle.

    Mark Montano He Crafts Book Wreath Stage 10

    9. Glue your flowers to the base of your wreath and lightly dust with gold spray paint. I made a cascade of vines and smaller flowers to hang down from the bottom center.

    Mark Montano He Crafts Book Wreath Stage 11

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  1. Gorgeous project just stunning

  2. This is fantastic! I saved a pic, so I can remember to CASE it! TFS!

  3. I love this idea. I am a huge reader and this wreath is a great way to take my love of books and express myself threw art. I cant wait to try this project. Thank you for this idea.

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