I don’t really consider myself the most “crafty” person… although people may not believe that. I find that I am more “creative” than “crafty” :)… This paper wreath though is one of my favorite pieces in my home… and you would not believe how simple it was to create… and cheap!
– 1 old book or sheet music – I got a book from our local goodwill that was full of old gospel sheet music. It cost me $.75 cent!
– 1 round piece of cardboard – I got this from a cheap frozen pizza. You could cut a round circle though out of a box you have on hand.
– Hot Glue Gun/Glue – I had this already, so no cost here.
That is all you need. The cost I am guestimating would be around $2.00 for most. I got lucky and found that cheap song book… I was able to make 2 wreaths out of it. So for me it was only .75 cents for TWO. $2.00 is just a general cost estimation :)
Now here is how you put it all together:
Step 1: Pull out the sheets of music or book pages. Trim off the ripped edges if you want… or leave them frayed. I had to trim mine since the book I used was a spirally bound book.. so when I ripped the pages out, they had weird edges… (not cute). So I just trimmed mine straight with scissors.
Step 2: Get your piece of cardboard and cut it into the shape of a circle if it isn’t already. Then puncture it in the center and make a smaller circle. Save some of the cardboard from the center circle you cut out, to use as a hanging piece. I hope my photo below helps explain it better… :) I hot glued the hanging loop I made out of cardboard to the back of the wreath so that I could hang it to the wall. I have had this wreath up for almost 2 years now and it has still stayed together perfectly.
Step 5: Optional step you can do that I have seen others do, is to burn the edges slightly on the wreath. Gives it a more rustic look. For me though I liked them unburned :) …
and that is it!
I’m sorry I dont have step by step photos. Again, I made this 2 years ago… I’m just super behind posting about it. We are in the process of cleaning up our house a bit… and with that cleaning up I relocated this wreath… and when I did, I realized I hadn’t posted how I did it… so figured, better late than never right?
I hope you enjoy. These make great gifts!! They are so inexpensive to make too, yet look really nice.