Crafts,  DIY

Fall Book Wreath

When I think of fall I think of going back to school, new clothes, backpacks, apples, and books.   This thought inspired me to make a wreath for my home from pages of an old book. I started with a foam wreath form I had laying around my house.  I covered the form with some strips of burlap fabric I had left over from my dining room valence.

I then tied a bow using some strips of straw to add that fall feeling to the wreath.


Then I went to work ripping out pages of the book and rolling them into tubes.  I glued three together and tied jute around the center.


Since most fall wreaths have leaves on them, I went to work tracing and cutting some leaves out of some additional book pages.


After everything was prepped, it was time to assemble.  I hot glued the paper rolls directly on the wreath form randomly until I achieved the look I wanted.  After the rolls were glued on, I added some straw to the blank spots.  Then I took the leaves I cut out and glued them randomly on the wreath.  I also made a small fall banner out of the book pages to add a little more whimsy to the wreath.  Here is how the final product turned out.




I really like how it turned out, it adds something fun and unexpected to my space.  Best part, everything I used I had lying around the house, so this fun project was free!


I'm Erin, a busy mom of three, chauffeur, cook, housekeeper, and wanna be decorator. I love old movies, good books, and a daily trip to Lowes. We have recently bought a new we are fixing up and changing everything. This blog is to record our renovating journey. This is not the first house we have done. Actually, it is our third. My husband and I love a project. Any project. We both love working on our home, have the same taste, (which is great), and love working and re purposing things on our budget. We can show you how to put together a high end and creative look without breaking the bank. Taking something old and recreating it into something new and exciting for any room is my passion. Hope you enjoy this decorating journey with us!