I started decorating for Christmas this week. It’s a little early I know but I have so many cute projects I want to share with you, and I can’t share unless they are done and displayed. So I get to enjoy the holiday a little longer this year, and I’m ok with that.
Today I’m sharing a simple book page wreath that I jazzed up with some silver paint and rhinestones.
This type of wreath is all over Pinterest, if you are looking for a tutorial there are a million out there. I wanted the book page look with a twist, something not so common.
- Cardboard circle for wreath backing
- Old book you don’t mind cutting up
- Hot Glue
- Silver Paint (would also look amazing with gold)
- Embellishment for center
This wreath comes together pretty quite but can be repetitive. I did the tedious part on my living room floor catching up on The Big Bang Theory.
I started by tearing out a book page and rolling it on an angle to form a cone. I experimented with a couple different cones and came up with a roll that worked for my wreath. Then I stapled the cone about an inch from the tip.
After 50 or so of these it was time to dip the tips. I squirted a good amount of metallic silver paint onto a plate and dipped just the top rim of the cone into the paint. The tricky part is finding a place for these to dry. I stuck them various containers so they could dry up right. I let them dry overnight and assembled my wreath the next morning.
To assemble the wreath I started by spacing out my cones and filling in the gaps symmetrically. I layered until it was full to my liking, about 3 layers.
After the first 2 layers I snipped the ends off the remaining cones and added the final center layer covering any remaining cardboard that was peeking through.
For the center I used a kraft paper swirl and some adhesive rhinestones.
To hang the wreath I hot glued a piece of burlap to the back and wrapped it around a hook on the back of my mirror.
This mirror is in the center of my mantle and the wreath makes such a statement in the room. I am hoping to have my mantle and tree finished soon so I can share the whole room with you.
Be sure to follow me on Instagram for lots of sneak peeks.
Are you decorating for Christmas yet? I’d love to hear about it!
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