Curled Book Page Wreath

February 17, 2012

“Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own.”

Thanks, Mark Twain, for giving me a quote that could go in any direction. The reader’s digests that I got at a thrift store for 69 cents apiece definitely have no order to them, and I’ve discovered my own order: making a lovely book wreath from curled pages. These wreaths are all over the internet, but the one that I loved the most was found here. I’m in love with the result, and I wish I had more hours in the day to make dozens of them.


My roommate took this with instagram. Makes it 10x more epic.

Curled Book Page Wreath

  • Materials needed: X-Acto Knife, hot glue, book pages, some sort of base (I cut out a circle from cardboard), ribbon
  • Time it took: 1hr
  • Things I learned the hard way: Old looking book pages look best. I rolled a few dictionary pages that were stark white, and I wasn’t loving the look. The pages you see in these photos are aged and give a worn texture look. Also, hot glue is much hotter than you think. You’ve been warned.

How did I do it?

Once again, I followed the instructions right here, because they were fabulous and I adored the result. The rest of her blog is really something special, so I’d definitely check out her other projects! There are several more wreath tutorials out there, so be sure to check out which one is best for you.

The run down: Cut pages, roll them, and glue them to your base. Start with a bottom layer, then layer with a prettier layer. There’s really nothing else to it, except deciding how you want it to look. Do you want all pages to be rolled the same? Do you want them to be wonky, sort of like mine? Don’t forget to add the ribbon at the end to hang it up!