When I saw Living With Lindsay’s post on how to make a book wreath I was inspired to make one of my own. Lindsay used a foam wreath base, but I didn’t have one of those, and I really just wanted to make a small decoration for an awkward spot on our wall. I decided to make a miniature version from a plastic take-out lid.
So I did what I usually do when I want to make a nap time craft; I went shopping in the basement.
And I found this stuff:
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How to Make a Miniature Book Wreath
- An old book (the pages were already falling out, so I didn’t even have to feel guilty)
- A plastic lid (the container it went with got all melty and misshapen in the dishwasher)
- glue gun & glue sticks
I got to work.
Step 1: Cut a hole in the middle of the plastic lid.
Step 2: Rip out one page at a time, roll it or fold it, and hot glue it to the lid. I did one row around the back first, then I flipped the lid over and glued more layers to the front.
At first it wasn’t looking so hot.
It took about an hour and several sticks of hot glue. Lindsay’s looks a little more feminine than mine. I think her foam base added a lot of dimension, but, hey, for $0 I think mine turned out ok too.
My little beauty 🙂
Guess what else?
You know I love me a good Pottery Barn knock-off. It turns out that PB had this wreath in their December ’09 catalog:
I actually like mine better than the more expensive PB one this time. I think it looks a little more floral. So, I would give Lindsay first place for her wreath, because it is absolutely gorgeous, but I think mine comes in a close second.
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