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Some facts about us: Together since May 2004, Matt & Kristin Married in May 2009. Between the two of us, we've lived in California, Hawaii, Guam, Japan and met here, in good ol' Virginia. We adopted two mini schnauzers, Hemingway & Mya aka The Pups. We bought our first home in May of 2011 and are ridiculously excited for all the DIY projects ahead of us.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Book Page Wreath

Wanna make something that will cost ya less than 3 bucks and is adorable? Let's do this.

What you'll need: 
  1. Ribbon to hang your wreath
  2. Wreath from your local craft store (I got mine at Ben Franklin)
  3. A book that you no longer use (or buy one at the Goodwill for a buck)
  4. Your glue gun. 
If you don't have a glue gun, you can get one at the dollar store and some glue sticks.  That'll make this project less than 5 bucks total rather than 3, but still worth it and you'll have a handy glue gun for future projects.

Reminder:  Use a book that you think no one else will read... don't use a Twilight book or anything crazy.  :)  Yes, twi-hard fan here.

Now tear out a stack of pages, and tear them in half. 

 Then use your finger and fold the page around it.  The picture below is the after.  And as you can see, I bought a random romance novel from Goodwill since I didn't have any books I could bare to tear up.  Looks spicy and I may have seen some slighty risqué wording.  So I've taken a possibly R rated book and made it into very nice PG wreath.

Press the bottom on your table so that it'll flatted out a bit.  Then use your glue gun and attach to your wreath.  Continue doing so and it'll start to look like this:

And the possibly unnecessary close up shot:

You can either attach the ribbon using your hot glue OR do what I did which was pull it through a twig on the back of the wreath and hot glue the ends together. 

It's been moving around the house the past couple of weeks.  I haven't quite decided where we're going to keep it but I'm sure we'll find the perfect spot. 

If you like the wreath but don't want to make one yourself, I've seen someone selling a version of these on Etsy.  But get ready to spend about $40 + Shipping.

P.S. This would be a fun craft party if you want to get the girls together for some wine and chit chat.  I just might have to do this... Ladies?


  1. Its so pretty! You would never think so! Ps. I'm in for the wine and wreath party!

  2. Ummmm not sure why my comment above it under your name... ? Weird!

  3. I love this~I am definitely going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing~Eileen
    PS. Not sure how I found your blog--that happens sometimes, but I'm glad I did. : )

  4. Thanks Marissa!

    Eileen, I love it when I stumble onto people's blogs and have no idea how I got there. It's like a crazy, fun night out. Haha

    Chenda - thanks! I'll be doing a little ladies wine and wreath making party in the near future. I'll keep you posted! :)


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