Watching the leaves change colors has to be one of my favorite fall events. Bring those autumn colors indoors, or to your front door, with a Fall Book Page Wreath.
Bonus: these leaves won’t ever have to be raked up! Though jumping in a pile of leaves in pretty fun.
As an avid reader I have plenty of books at my house. But none that I was willing to tear up for a project. Instead I went to a local dollar store and found the largest paperbook that they had for one dollar. The thrift store would also be a great place to pick up a used book for this project.
In addition to a book you will need:
Mix your watercolor paint with water to get the consistency and transparency that you desire. I went a little darker with most of my colors. I found using a paintbrush and a sponge to be the best way to paint my book pages.
After allowing the painted book pages to dry I folded each page in half twice to create a rectangle four layers thick. Then I cut out a leaf sheet from each folded paper.
Then it is time to start applying the leaves to the wreath base. I divided each colored stack in half. One color at a time I added the half stack of leaves to my wreath base, attaching the leaves with hot glue.
This was a great way to make sure that the wreath base itself was completely covered by the leaves.
Then I added the other half of my book page leaves. Knowing these would be the ones most visible I took my time and laid out a pattern for the leaves before I started gluing them down. Once I had them placed where I wanted I hot glued them in place.
Bring in more fall sights by adding some acorns to your wreath. Or attach some cranberries to give it a Thanksgiving touch.
Enjoy the autumn colors hanging on your wall for the entire season!