DIY Book Lovers Wreath (How to Make a Wreath With Book Pages)

Updated on July 25, 2020
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Alyssa is a wife and mom who loves spending summer outdoors doing fun crafts and activities!

National Book Lovers Day is August 9. Everyone is encouraged to turn off or put away distracting technology and settle in to enjoy a good book. This fun, mid-summer holiday speaks to my heart. I've always been an avid reader. Growing up, I would sneak my book outside and try to get a tan while engrossed in my latest fictional obsession. I was always known as "the girl who had her nose constantly in a book," and I wore the comment like a badge of honor.

As a busy mom and wife, I have had to make the time to enjoy my favorite activity. When I lived in the city, my son and I would walk to the library a few days each week. We would enjoy the free activities for children the library hosted, and we always left with a beach tote full of books. Now that we live in the suburbs, it isn't as easy to get to our local library. Instead, I've grown out of my book snobbery to take advantage of modern technology. While I appreciate the convenience ebooks offer, they'll never replace the feel and smell of a physical book in hand.

With those thoughts in mind, I thought it would be fun to get in the spirit of this national day by creating a book page wreath. I wanted to combine my love of old books with the new age of technology. From this, the book clock wreath was born! This craft gives new life to old items and is a real conversation piece.

What You Need

  • 1 or 2 old books
  • 1 old smartphone that still turns on
  • 2 pieces of cardboard
  • 2 circle guides (one large, one small)
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Sticky-back velcro

Materials needed
Materials needed

Steps 1–3

1. Start by tracing your large circle guide on a piece of cardboard. I used a large glass mixing bowl. Cut out your circle shape.

2. Using your smaller guide, trace another circle in the middle of your cardboard circle. I used an old pie crust pan. Be sure to leave 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches between the outer circle and inner circle. Carefully cut out your center circle to reveal your cardboard wreath.

3. Tear out pages from your book. Hot glue them to your cardboard circle. Once the glue has set, cut the excess paper.

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Cut a large circle out of cardboard.Cut a smaller circle in the center leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches of cardboard around your circle.Glue book pages to your cardboard circle.Cut off the excess to reveal your wreath.
Cut a large circle out of cardboard.
Cut a large circle out of cardboard.
Cut a smaller circle in the center leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches of cardboard around your circle.
Cut a smaller circle in the center leaving 1 1/2 to 2 inches of cardboard around your circle.
Glue book pages to your cardboard circle.
Glue book pages to your cardboard circle.
Cut off the excess to reveal your wreath.
Cut off the excess to reveal your wreath.

Step 4

4. Tear out 12 pages from your book. Begin rolling each one, starting at the bottom right corner. Roll all the way to the top left corner. Secure your roll with hot glue. Set the rolls aside.

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Tear out 12 pages from your old book. Roll each page starting from the bottom right corner to the top left corner.Secure your page roll with glue.
Tear out 12 pages from your old book. Roll each page starting from the bottom right corner to the top left corner.
Tear out 12 pages from your old book. Roll each page starting from the bottom right corner to the top left corner.
Secure your page roll with glue.
Secure your page roll with glue.

Steps 5 and 6

5. Cut out a long, rectangular strip of cardboard, approximately 1 inch thick. Flip your cardboard circle over and glue the strip down. Once the glue has set, flip your circle back over so that your book pages face you.

6. Arrange your book page rolls around your wreath in the form of an analog clock. Once you're happy with the arrangement, glue them in place.

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Cut a long, rectangular strip from cardboard.Attach the strip to the back of your wreath.Arrange your book page rolls around your wreath in the form of a clock. Secure with glue.
Cut a long, rectangular strip from cardboard.
Cut a long, rectangular strip from cardboard.
Attach the strip to the back of your wreath.
Attach the strip to the back of your wreath.
Arrange your book page rolls around your wreath in the form of a clock. Secure with glue.
Arrange your book page rolls around your wreath in the form of a clock. Secure with glue.

Steps 7–10

7. Cut a piece of twine and knot it to create a hanger. Flip your wreath over, and secure the twine in place. Use a generous amount of hot glue. Allow the glue to dry.

8. Plug your old smartphone in and turn it on. Find a free wallpaper, theme, or photo of an old clock face. I like to use the Zedge app for free wallpaper images.

9. Cut a piece of sticky back velcro. Attach the softer piece to the back of your old smartphone and attach the other piece in the center of your cardboard rectangle.

10. Attach the phone to the center of your wreath.

11. Proudly display your new wreath on the wall.

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Cut a piece of twine and knot it to create a hanger.Secure the twine to the back of your wreath with a generous amount of hot glue. Allow it to dry completely.Place a piece of sticky back velcro the back of your old smartphone.Place the other piece of stick back velcro to the strip on your wreath.Attach your phone to your wreath.Proudly display your book lovers wreath on the wall.
Cut a piece of twine and knot it to create a hanger.
Cut a piece of twine and knot it to create a hanger.
Secure the twine to the back of your wreath with a generous amount of hot glue. Allow it to dry completely.
Secure the twine to the back of your wreath with a generous amount of hot glue. Allow it to dry completely.
Place a piece of sticky back velcro the back of your old smartphone.
Place a piece of sticky back velcro the back of your old smartphone.
Place the other piece of stick back velcro to the strip on your wreath.
Place the other piece of stick back velcro to the strip on your wreath.
Attach your phone to your wreath.
Attach your phone to your wreath.
Proudly display your book lovers wreath on the wall.
Proudly display your book lovers wreath on the wall.

© 2020 Alyssa

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    • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

      Alyssa 

      40 hours ago from Ohio

      Yes there are so many different ideas on Pinterest! Have fun creating a wreath! :)

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      Liza 

      2 days ago from USA

      I've seen this on Pinterest but, I never made it. I love wreath. It's one of my favorite things in the world. Today, I bought four books from B&N. This is a great project to do on the weekend. Thank you for sharing the idea, Alyssa. By the way, the guide looks great!

    • Alyssa Nichol profile imageAUTHOR

      Alyssa 

      10 days ago from Ohio

      Thank you Bill! Happy weekend!

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      Bill Holland 

      10 days ago from Olympia, WA

      I had to read the article just to find out what a book wreath was. Oh heck, I would have read it anyway just because you wrote it, but I was curious. You are a very creative lady! Very cool project!

      It's the weekend, Alyssa! Happy Weekend!

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