I’m sure you’ve seen faux curled wood wreaths in many of the stores lately. I was inspired by one I saw at Target for $40. I loved the look of the wreath and after examining it, I though to myself, “I could make this”. After searching the internet and seeing other people make similar looking wreaths, I was certain I could make one. Although my inspiration was faux curled wood, I decided to use the pages of a book to give me a similar look to the Target wreath, while still giving my wreath my own personal style.
While this project cost less than $10, it did take me A LOT of time. And by that, I mean SEVERAL hours. I didn’t even finish it all in one night. I took an hour here and an hour there to finish it. After about a week of working on it, it was finally finsihed. This project sort of reminded me of the tediousness of making my CoffeeFilter Lamp Shade. Just like that lamp shade, the finished product was well worth it.
First, I bought a Styrofoam wreath from my local craft store. They are usually priced around $5, but always check the weekly ads for coupons and sales.
Next, I bought a book for $1 at my local Goodwill store. I then cut spirals out of the pages of the book. I cut several pages at once to make this step go by faster. Dollar stores, thrift stores and garages sales are great places to buy an inexpensive book for this particular project.
Once I had my pages cut, I took each individual spiral and rolled it into a flower…..
…..until it looked like this, and then I used hot glue to hold it together. I also made a few flowers out of cream cardstock and mixed them in with the book pages to add interest to the piece.
Then I began hot gluing the flowers to the wreath……
….until it looked like this.
The wreath adds a little bit of interest to the table in the entry…..
….and as most of my projects do, this entire project cost less than ten bucks. J