This recycled book page wreath tutorial was an oldie but goodie trash to treasure idea. I wanted to re-share it because I thought it may have gotten lost in the mix of over 600 posts I’ve published and I thought it was a fun book page craft! I had a damaged antique book with beautiful gold leafed pages. The book is a book of poems by Keats, however it is falling apart and some pages are missing, so I decided to upcycle it into a wreath and turn it from trash to treasure.
Here is what you need:
- Plumbing Insulation Tube
- Duct Tape
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Sharp Knife
Start by cutting the plumbing insulation tube in half (one tube makes two wreaths). Set aside one tube for another project. Carefully and gradually peel away the adhesive strip and stick the two sides together. I say “carefully and gradually” because this sucker’s extremely sticky. Next, tape the two ends together with duct tape. If you pinch and massage the tube, it will form into a circle and end up looking like this.
Next, cut your pages out of the book. I found that the fastest and cleanest way is to use a sharp knife. One by one, roll each page to make a cone shape and flatten the bottom part.
Using a hot glue gun, glue the cones onto the foam wreath. After your first layer, turn the wreath over. You have just finished the back of the wreath. I used approximately 35 pages for the first layer. Start your second layer. For the third, fourth, and fifth layer, you will glue the cone over the ring as shown below. After the fifth layer, “QC” your wreath and fill any open gaps with another cone.
Here are some after pictures.