I saw this really cute idea for a book wreath here. She got the idea from another super cute site, and when I was done getting lost in cyberspace, I knew I needed additional
firewood decorations for my house. The process could not be much easier, AND it can't get a whole lot cheaper. I'm thinking of quitting my job and mass producing these. It would be really cute with an initial inside as well, or multiple colored paper. I'll work on that soon.
I bought a wreath for a dollar at the Dollar Tree, and a book in the Clearance Section of Halfprice books for 80 cents. My criteria was that the book be as fat as possible for as cheap as possible with few G rated content. I didn't even use fifty pages of the book to put this wreath together.
I used a paper slicer to slice the 6 inch pages into 1 inch strips.
I added a really small drop from the glue gun to create a ton of loops.
I then start gluing these to the front of the wreath.
The glue gun bit me a few times, but I really think this is the best way (as opposed to pins). It let me completely manipulate the spacing.
I also grabbed a 2 dollar frame from the thrift store.
I used a dollar can of spray paint to paint it black as a backdrop for my wreath. I've got the bow, and now I just need to find the perfect location. I'm off to print off my recycled book wreath business cards now. Or not.