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Starting to think about Spring decor? Start by inexpensively updating the front door with a shot of color in the form of something floral, like this book page floral wreath! 

I have a wreath for nearly every season and emotion – I have an adorable Spring Wreath that I’ve put out for the past few years. However, I get bored so quickly that I need to change things up every few years and I was ready for something different. I’ve been eyeing up the gorgeous spring wreaths that seem to be everywhere these days, although I can never bring myself to buy one. I always seem to have that internal conversation going on that says, “I could make that.” because in my head I can make anything. #IthinkImMcGyverbutneverMartha

So, for the March Create with Me DIY Challenge I decided to prove that fact – that I could make oneThis fun challenge is where you, our readers, vote on the materials we’ll use for next month’s projects, so be sure to scroll to the very last bit of this post to vote for your favorite and get a peek at what my friends came up with before you go. For past challenges, check out the Create with Me menu. This month’s challenge was to create something using book pages. How can wreaths and book pages coincide, you ask? Let me show you!

HOW TO MAKE A SPRING BOOK PAGE FLORAL WREATH

Here is what you’ll need:

Print out the Pattern

Print out and cut your flower pattern, then trace your design onto the book pages. I used my Cricut for this, but it’s really and truly not necessary. I’m just lazy. The sheets are so thin you could cut multiple pages at one time. You’ll need two flowers and two leaves per bloom.

Paint the leaf cut-outs – you’ll paint the flowers shortly. I used watercolors because I wanted the colors to be vibrant but still sheer enough that the text would be visible.

While the leaves dry, begin assembling your flowers following these instructions:

Create the stem

Bend a hook in a 9″ piece of floral wire and cut a 2″x2″ square from the foil. Place a hot glue dot into the center of the foil and wrap the foil around the hook in the wire, creating a bulb.

Step 2: Add petals

Gently curl the edges of two flower petals up, then putting a dab of glue along the bottom edge of the foil bulb, press the stem through the center of the smaller of the two flower petals, pushing up to adhere the petal to the bottom of the flower bulb.

Shape flower

Attach the petals up and around the bulb, alternating petals as you go around, securing underneath with glue. Add larger petal in the same fashion, pressing the stem through the center and repeat attaching the petals.

Paint the Blooms

Your flowers are now ready for painting. I painted my flowers with watercolor shades of orange, reds, pinks, and yellows and stood them to dry in a cup before winding and gluing twine to cover the metal stem and attaching the leaves.

Arrange the Flowers on the Wreath

Lay your flowers out on your wreath form, bending to follow the curve of the twig branches and secure with glue. The flowers are so light that I did not wire them to the wreath, but you may wish to do this.

Clear Coat for Protection

Give the entire wreath and flowers a light coat of clear to protect everything from the elements.

Hang and enjoy!

I love how vibrant the colors of the flowers are. The print showing through gives what could be an ordinary wreath so much uniqueness – I’m so excited by how it turned out and can’t wait to hang it on the door. It’s the perfect start to my spring decor!

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16 comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    This is adorable, and doesn’t look to hard to make at all! I have to find some pages I can cut up, but great idea!

    • admin says:

      Thank you! It really is a fun and simple project – there is something very therapeutic about making paper flowers in bright colors. I hope you’ll get a chance to make one for yourself!

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