My mom works at a library, so I grew up surrounded by books and a love of reading. It’s no wonder I love having books scattered throughout our home as well. A stack of vintage books adds instant character to a room, I’m always layering them onto our bookshelves, or stacking them on tabletops.
So, it goes without saying that I’ve always loved book wreaths. I had just never got around to making one for our home. I was always seeing such beautiful variations of them on other bloggers home tours, so this Christmas I decided now was the time! I originally made mine as part of my Christmas decor this year, however, I love it so much I think I’ll leave it up all year!
I can’t believe I waited so long before making one. It was so easy (although a little bit time consuming – it took me about two hours to complete). But I’m so happy with the way it turned out.
- Foam floral wreath (I got mine here)
- Hot glue gun
- Black or brown ink pad
- To give the book a more antique look, I blotted all three sides with a black ink pad.
- Starting at the outer edge of the foam wreath, begin gluing the pages in place. The technique I used was pinching the centre of the page and slightly crinkling it to give it some fullness.
- Start at the outer edge of the wreath and circle your way in. I did three layers before I reached the inner edge of the wreath.
- Once you’ve covered the entire wreath, you may need to fill in a few missing gaps so there are no spaces with the foam wreath showing through.