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Rosette Book Wreath

Rosette Book Wreath

 

So I recently realized that I haven’t done any crafts with old used books in awhile. It’s been so long that my huge stack of crafting books were beginning to look a little sad. To remedy that problem I decided to make this Rosette Book Wreath!

 

Now if you are one of those people who can’t imagine ripping a part a book believe me I know where you are coming from – I use to feel the same way. The truth is I love books – my parents use to ground me from reading as a punishment when I was a kid/teenager. I have however found that book crafts are a great way to save discarded and unwanted books and give them a new life – plus who doesn’t like to recycle/upcycle?

 

Rosette Wreath  

All of my books for crafting – and I have around 100 books waiting for a new life – are from free bins at used bookstores. If you really want to save some books from the trash you can also find books on Craigslist – but always precede with caution.

 

 What you’ll need:

Book Page Rosettes – tutorial linked

Cardboard

Large and Medium – or Medium and Small – Bowls

Pencil

X-acto Knife

Hot Glue Gun with Glue

Twine

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  Cardboard Wreath

 

First, place the medium sized bowl on the cardboard and trace the shape with a pencil, then place the small bowl in the center and trace that bowl as well. Cut the wreath shape using an X-acto knife.

 

First Layer of Paper Rosettes

 

Arrange the first layer of rosettes on the wreath and glue them down with the hot glue gun, then arrange and glue the second layer of rosettes on top of the first layer to cover up the cardboard wholes.

 

Twine Loop

  

I then made a hook using a scrap piece of twine and the hot glue gun.

 

Paper Wreath

 

 I just love how it turned out!

 

I’d love to see your Rosette Book Wreath! Instagram your DIY project with the hashtag domesticallyblissful

 

 

4 Responses so far.

  1. meghan says:

    Hello!

    We are having a Linky Party here http://bit.ly/1jxIYiI. I found your rosette book wreath on craftgawker and think it is adorable! We are choosing 3 of our favorite projects, and those chosen will get $5 in Blitsy credits to spend on our website. Hopefully we see you at our party! :)

    Meghan

  2. Steffi says:

    Nô explanation about How to make thé rosettes with thé book paper?

  3. […] think it is a bit murderous to have a bookmark made from a book page, but remember my love for saving old books and giving them a new […]

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