Licia added lots of her own touches. It's hard to choose a favorite, but I'm drawn to the combination of shiny and matte gold ornaments in the center of this tri-layer elegant beauty.
Here's an oval wreath that would look great all year long. Licia upcycled an old frame by spray painting it deep purple and then painted a purple bird on a book page as the central motif. Pages with edges that are beginning to yellow look especially nice when rolled due to the color variation.
Old book pages - about 70 - Licia likes to use paperback books because the pages tear out easily and the paper is a nice weight for rolling.
Corrugated cardboard - about 12 inches (30 cm) square
Ribbon - 20 inches (1/2 meter)
Ball ornaments - 12
Hot glue gun
Craft glue or glue stick
Compass - optional
Step 1. Roll a single book page into a cone. Staple the end approximately 3/4 inch (2 cm) from the tip. Repeat x 70.
Step 2. Trim the cardboard corners to make a circle (or you can just leave it square) and draw two evenly spaced circles within the circle as guidelines for the two layers of cones.
Step 3. Optional - If your wreath will be hung where the cardboard backing can be seen (i.e. through a glass door or window), cover the cardboard by gluing on extra pages with craft glue or a glue stick.
Step 5. With tips facing inward, hot glue four cones at the north, south, east, and west points using the outermost drawn circle as a guideline for tip placement. Continue filling in between these cones until the first layer is complete.
Step 6. Repeat for the second layer using the innermost circle as a guide.
Step 7. Arrange and hot glue colored balls at the center.
Stay tuned for another type of book page wreath coming up soon.