There is something about this time of year, with Fall being just around the corner, that makes me want to make wreaths!  Is this normal…ha ha!  Today I want to share with you how I made this book wreath.

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What you’ll need:

A Book

Foam Wreath Frame

Hot Glue Gun with a lot of Glue Sticks (be careful while using this)

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Instructions:

I like to glue a layer of pages onto at least the back of the wreath to insure none of the foam will be showing.  This isn’t a “must do”, especially since this will be the back and most likely won’t be viewable.  But… you probably would want to if giving as a gift.

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Now you are ready to start your first layer!  I did five total layers on the one I just made.  The more layers of folded paper, the fuller it’ll look.  The image below shows how to fold the pages.  I apply some hot glue to each fold on the bottom which help keeps the folds from coming apart.

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Each folded page for the first layer will be applied w/ the hot glue to the inner part of the wreath.  I do also add some glue to the front, which helps the first layer take it’s form.  I like having the “rough” side of the page facing up…this would be another preference thing.  Here is what my wreath looks like after applying the first layer.

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For the second layer, I apply the folded pages behind the first.  What I do is put this layer between the first layer’s pages.  I bend the bottom 1/2 of the folded page and that is where I put the hot glue.  The top 1/2 of the folded pages are “loose”; this creates a nice comb like/flower look to the wreath.  This image shows how I apply the pages to the wreath behind the first layer.

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Just keep adding layers now that you are on a roll!  I did three layers behind the first and then added another layer in front of the first.

Before you know it, you’ll have a beautiful finished book wreath!