This beautiful, full and luscious wreath is made out of an old Hymnal. I happen to have one in my stash but you can usually find them at Half Price Books.
This wreath has been all over the internet and Pinterest but here is my take on make the wreath. It is not hard but a little time consuming. Of course I added a lot of detail to mine but you can simply if that is more your style.
I started with a styrofoam wreath, this one is round but you can also use the wreaths with a flat back. I made a loop out of jute and used two pins to hold it on the wreath. When done this wreath is light weight so it doesn’t require a heavy duty hanger.
I took some pages of the Hymnal and glued them to the back of the wreath, overlapping but making sure the song titles were readable.
This just makes a nice finished product. The wreath looks great from the back and the front when finished.
I tore out songs from the book (a lot, a lot, a lot), I trimmed the sides down and then using my rotary cutter I cut all the pages in 4″ squares. Using an ink pad and a sponge applicator I inked both the front and back of the squares.
Hmmm, I forgot to take additional pictures of the process. That is what happens when you get so involved in what you are doing.
The next step is a repetition of taking the 4″ square, using a pencil (or a small dowel rod) and placing it in the center of the square wrapping the edges up around the pencil and putting hot glue on it and attaching it to the wreath.
Here is where the time consuming part comes in. I worked on this wreath for several days, making sure I covered the front, and both outside and inside of the circle.
Once that was done then you can go back in and add squares of burlap or ribbon or even decorative picks. You could even add some glamour mist to bring in a little color.