OH HOW I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!
So mine is a little different than hers. I dont know what size wreath she used, but mine was huge. About 16 inches across. She used one of those green foam wreath forms that have a curve to the top and she spray painted it. I didn't want to have to worry about seeing the wreath through any gaps, so I just hot glued some pages to it. You can use hot glue, but use a low setting so you don't melt the wreath. I got some special foam glue sticks, but I honestly don't think it was any different than regular glue.
Now I am not a big fan of taking a book and destroying it. I was taught that books are our friends (thanks Mom). However this wreath was much more exciting than it would have been if I had read it. I suggest getting crappy worn out Readers Digest condensed books. I have a use for the cover too which I will post about when I eventually make it.
I used 1 1/2 books on mine, but if you use a smaller wreath form you should only need one book. Library sales, garage sales, and Goodwill have plenty of these RD books, and should cost under a buck. Mine was free.
After my wreath form was covered I set off on the journey of paper rose making. I did this several nights while watching movies. Tear out, or cut with a box cutter, all of your book pages. Using 3 pages at a time, cut into a spiral shape, leaving a small circle in the middle. It doesn't have to be perfect, and after several dozen of these you will be a pro.
Some of the pages I cut in half and made 2 spirals per page. I liked the idea of having 2 different shapes.
This rose on the bottom right is my absolute favorite one. Its a little hard to tell, but you can see the gold gilt edges from the top of the book on it. I am not sure how I did it, but I think its the only one like it on the wreath.
The ribbon is a big piece I saved from a present, and its not really what I want for it, but it works until I can find the perfect ribbon. I just looped it through the wreath and knotted it then slipped it on the cup hook. Works perfectly.
Sigh.... I love it almost as much as my 600+ books
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