This week I posted a tutorial on my YouTube channel for three very different Valentine’s Day wreaths. In this blog post I’m just going to talk about one of them (my favorite). This book page wreath is simple to make and very unique.
I made this wreath using only a heart-shaped wire frame, some red, decorative mesh and an old paperback book. Since I bought the frame and the mesh at Dollar Tree, the total cost was really only $2.50 because the book was just an old book and I already had the hot glue sticks. By the way, when are we going to start calling it the Dollar and twenty-five cents Tree?
This project is so easy. It took less than an hour to make and really didn’t take any skill. But I love it because it looks so unique. You could embellish it if you wanted to by just tucking in a red silk flower here and there, but I think it looks great just like it is.
- The first step in the process is to wrap the mesh tightly around the frame and use your hot glue gun to keep it in place.
- Next, tear out a stack of pages from an old book. Cut the pages into 3”x3” squares.
- Finally, use the eraser end of a pencil to form the paper square around. The best way to describe the way it looks is that the paper will look kind of like a badminton birdie. (Do people still play badminton?) Then use your hot glue gun to glue them onto the front of the wreath, as close together as you can.
That’s it! The only other thing to do is to use a piece of ribbon to make a loop on the back of the wreath so you have something to hang it by
This is definitely one of my easiest diy decorations. I will post the YouTube tutorial link below, and that will also show you the two other wreaths that I made. One is also heart-shaped and uses red faux flowers, and the other one is circular and uses some floral moss and some cute little wooden flowers that I also found at Dollar Tree (or Dollar Twenty-five Tree, as I call it in my head).
LINK TO VIDEO TUTORIAL
Fun Fact about Valentine’s Day: The first commercial valentines in the United States were printed in the mid-1800’s.
I guess your opinion on Valentine’s Day kind of depends on where you are in your life, right? For instance, when I was in elementary school, it was exciting because I got to pick out the little Valentine’s Day cards that we would fill out for all of our classmates, then we would walk around the classroom and drop them in each person’s decorated shoebox, or whatever we were using as our “mailbox”.
I remember when I was in 5th grade, a boy who had a crush on me addressed every single one of his Valentine’s cards to me, and it filled up my entire homemade mailbox. We were only 10 years old, and he was a nice boy, but I had already “friend-zoned” him, so his attempt to woo me with a box of Disney Valentines was all for naught.
Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day or Palentine’s Day, (I made the last one up. Seriously. I Googled it and nothing came up! I should patent that! – sorry… I do digress!) this wreath is cute, cheap and easy to make, so I hope you’ll give it a try! Decorating for Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate. Here is a link to a post that I published last year demonstrating some cute topiaries for Valentine’s Day:
Thanks for stopping by my website and reading my words! Happy Palentine’s Day! (I can feel my kids rolling their eyes right now.)