If you haven’t seen these book page wreaths yet, you just may have been hibernating all winter. I love books and reading and I honestly would shudder a little bit each time I’d see this project out in blog land. I thought these wreaths were pretty, but I just couldn’t bring myself to rip up a perfectly good book. I didn’t realize that they even sold books at the Dollar Store. But last time I was there, I picked up one just for this project.
I followed Lindsay’s tutorial over at Living with Lindsay. I still felt guilty ripping up this book, but I guess I’ll get over it. I lost count at how many glue gun sticks I went through. If you do this project, just make sure you have a large supply available! I was surprised at how many pages it took to do this. I used a hard cover book with about 400 pages and I pretty much used all of them.
I wanted a little more contrast so I lightly sprayed a little dark paint on the pages.
I found this sweet little frame at the Dollar Store too. I printed off our initial and affixed the whole thing in the center of the wreath.
Did you notice those roses on the table? I’m so happy it’s Spring here in Northern California. This is a Joseph’s Coat climbing rose. They bloom like crazy and you can neglect them like crazy too. I actually forgot to prune this one last winter and it’s still blooming like gangbusters. Gorgeous!