Wednesday, June 27, 2012

{Book Page Wreath}

You would think that by now I would have shown you tutorials for everything in my newly redecorated craft room, but that's not the case.  I still have a few more projects to share with you.  One of those is how I created my book page wreath.  It started with a wreath form that I purchased from the dollar store.

I cut LOTS of circles out of a large book I also purchased from the dollar store.  And to mix it up a bit, I cut the same size circles from coffee filters too.

I wrapped each circle around the end of a pencil, put hot glue on it, and stuck it to the wreath form until it dried.

Yeah, this step took a while.  When I had the wreath finished, it definitely needed some embellishments.  I purchased a paper mache bird from the dollar section at Michaels.  I covered it in glue and glittered the body of it.  I painted the beak gold, and glued rhinestones to the bird for eyes.  (I sprayed the bird with clear spray paint to try to keep the glitter from ending up all over the house.)  I used my Silhouette to create a banner that says "Create."

I glued the banner to some thin rope.  I glued some small clothespins to the wreath to hold the banner, and I glued the bird to the wreath.  But I needed something to place the wreath on to make it stand out.  I had this mirror laying around the house.  It needed a new look.  (And it really just needed out of the pile of junk it had been sitting in forever.)

I gave it a new life by spraying it with same the turquoise Valspar spray paint that I used to paint the bench I stole saved from my neighbor's trash.  I hung the mirror on the wall.  Then I hung the wreath on the mirror using one of those suction cup hooks.  (I don't know where it came from.  I found it when I was organizing my craft room.)  It's the perfect decor for the wall over my desk.

I love the glittery pink bird.

I HAD to have something glittery and pink in my craft room.  It just wouldn't be fair to my blog name if I didn't!

With a few dollars and a lot of work, I now have something pretty took look at when I'm crafting.  And that, to me, is inspiring.  :)


  1. I'm so glad you did a tutorial on this wreath because someday I'm going to make one! I love how you put in the coffee filters with the book pages--it looks so classy. Of course the glittered bird is pretty classy, too!

  2. Bethany! That wreath is so perfect. And great choice on the turquoise mirror upgrade. :)

  3. Very cute and sparkly. :) You need a circle punch!

  4. Cute! Love the wreath and the whole setting!

  5. Not exactly sure I get how you used the pencil with the book pages and coffee filters, but I wanna try because I love this!

  6. I love this! I have all of these things laying around my craft room. I've been on a book page decoupage kick & this wreath would be an awesome tie in. Great job!

  7. Oh how pretty!! I love the wreath! Love the bunting and love that glittery bird!!! It just finishes it off perfectly!

  8. Love this Bethany. That little glitter bird is just the perfect accent!

  9. I love that wreath! What a great twist on the book pages wreath! I found you via Funky Junk. I'm your newest follower & would love if you followed me, too! I may just have to make one of your wreaths with a few encyclopedias that I picked up for free!

  10. Love this wreath! We are about to redo my oldest daughter's bedroom. I really think she would like this in there! It looks great on that mirror! Gotta love spray paint! I am your newest linky follower!

  11. Oh Bethany! This is sooo pretty!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Don't forget to swing by this evening.. I can't wait to see what you link up! :)


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