Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fall Crafts

Hello!  Happy Tuesday!  I am not an organized person, sadly, so I have to say thanks to Kate and her three friends who have been doing these link ups!  I dont think I would have been motivated to get my decor done! Today I will be teaching you how to make your own "Book Page Wreath".  It is a very long process, but they are beautiful when your finished. 
Isn't she lovely?  I especially love the one random white rose.  Im not sure how that got in there. 

OK, lets show you how to build this thing!

Find yourself a book with pretty pages or a stack of news paper.  There are many options of what you can use.  My sister used an old book with black and white pictures in it.
You can use regular paper as well, or even if you wanted to coffee filters.

Then you want to draw a spiral on your page then cut along the line.

Here is ware you need some patients.  After cutting out your spirals you start in the center and roll it out to the ends...

Make sure your spaces stay similar in size.

You can start from the middle or the end, try both to see what one you like more.

Then let go.

I decided to burn the edges of my roses...

I burnt myself a ton :-/, and the house was full of smoke.
(We moved the burning part outside after one...small incident ;-)  )

1:00 AM....
Yes, this is a mess...A creative mess that is.  

Here is a rose that was rolled from the inside out.  My sister decided on a book with more pictures.

Finally at 3:30 AM I was finished and was able to hang it on my door the next day! 

Thanks for coming and seeing my Book Wreath!  I hope that if you decide to make one, you enjoy yourself!

Grand Total: $5.00!

I would LOVE to hear what you think! 
 Leave me a comment. :-)

Link up with me over at Centsational Girl!  



  1. i love this wreath! and i love the frame around it. it cracks me up that you kept going with your wreath after burning yourself and filling the house with smoke! haha you really wanted this wreath : ) it looks beautiful!

  2. The wreath looks lovely!

  3. This is gorgeous! I've always wanted to make one. I think I'll finally bite the bullet. I especially like the blue frame. Very chic.
    Visiting from Centsational girl.

  4. I'm visiting from Kate's party and love your wreath! It is beautiful and well worth the hard work, I would say!

  5. This beautiful! I would love for you to share this at our link party.

    Hope to see you there!
    new follower,

  6. I really love this! And I just aquired a whole wack load of books from my old school! Perfect timing, and thank-you for the tutorial.

  7. Ooh, I love this! I'm not sure I'm up for the time commitment, but maybe it will force my hand, it's so neat!

  8. Found you over at Paper Whimsy...thank you for sharing such a brilliant idea...I adore anything with book pages!
    Happy Fall

  9. how did you get them to stick?

  10. To make them stick, I used hot glue. Be careful I burnt myself alot.

  11. Great JOB!

    I would love for you to visit my party... I hope to see you there!

  12. BeautifuL! I love that you burned the edges. Beautiful!
    I would love for you to link up my my very first Fresh Friday Link Party!