My Book Wreath

Dear Son had a book report due this week, and I always make him read books that I’ve already read.  He has issues with reading… He hates it. He sometimes tries to fool me into thinking he’s read a book when he hasn’t, that naughty boy. This time, I gave him my copy of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, that I’ve had since I was his age. It fell apart as he read it. I didn’t want to throw it away… I just couldn’t. So, I made my first wreath.

Book Wreath

As a base, I cut the back off of a cereal box. I used the kind you get from Costco with the double bags. The cardboard is stronger than on a regular cereal box.

Book Wreath

I traced both sides of a luncheon/dessert plate and cut it out to use as the base.

Book Wreath

I rolled up the pages (every single one turned out a little different), and hot glued them to the base starting with North, South, East and West. After that I would keep adding one to the center of each section. While I rolled the page, I added a small dab of hot glue to keep them rolled.

Book Wreath

I used the entire book and I’m surprised how large it is considering the pages were from a paperback. I can’t even imagine how big and beautiful the sheet music wreaths are. It took me about three hours to finish and it made a huge mess on my table.

What a stinkin mess!

I really like the way it turned out. Hubby wasn’t as impressed. He said it reminded him of a can of sardines. A can of sardines? Whatever… I don’t know if I’ll keep the center as is, or add a medallion. I want to make two more tiny ones, so I can hang them together as a group.

Book Wreath

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