How was your Easter weekend? Are you seeing signs of spring? I just added the new spring photo (above), and it’s one of my favorites. Today, I’m sharing a DIY spring wreath made with your favorite scrapbook papers — it’s a Springtime, Book Page Roses Wreath. Patty used a combination of blue and green scrapbook papers, and added the sweetest nosegay of book page roses, too. This would also make a very pretty DIY gift to give to mom on Mother’s Day.
To make a Springtime, Book Page Roses Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
- Scrapbook paper, 12” x 12”, three coordinating sheets
- Old book
- Beading pins
- Paper adhesive
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; ruler; optional: rotary cutter and cutting mat
To make a Springtime, Book Page Roses Wreath:
- Cut the scrapbook papers and several book pages into ½” x 4” strips.
2. You’re going to work around the wreath, adding the first row of paper loops all around the outside edge. To cover the wreath in paper loops:
- Fold a paper strip in half, ends together, forming a loop.
- Pin the ends of the loop to the outside edge of the wreath, with the loop facing down and the ends facing up.
- Pin loops all the way around the wreath, completing the first row. Mix up the papers and book pages as you go.
- Add a second row of loops around the wreath, covering the pins from the first row, and making sure the loops are slightly offset and not lined up with the first row.
- Continue adding more rows of loops, till the wreath is covered. Patty’s wreath has eight rows of loops.
- Leave an area uncovered at the top right here you’ll add the book page roses.
- Cut a 1/4’” strip from a sheet of scrapbook paper and glue it around the inside edge of the wreath, hiding the pins from the last row of loops.
- Pin scraps of paper over the area you left blank for the roses. The paper will not show, so it doesn’t need to be perfect. The paper simply provides a base for the roses.
- Make paper roses from the old book pages. Patty shared her technique for making book page roses when she shared her Paper Roses Valentine Wreath. Make: magazine also has an excellent tutorial for making paper roses. Glue the roses to the wreath. Patty added 13 paper roses to her wreath.
Here’s a picture of Patty’s Paper Roses Valentine Wreath. The glittered edges are so pretty, and you could glitter the flowers on today’s wreath, too.
Kathleen George used book pages and creamy cardstock when she made her Vintage Book Page Wreath.
All of these wreaths would be pretty on the front door, or they’d make a sweet gift for mom or someone special. I plan to share a few more DIY Mother’s Day crafts in the weeks ahead.
How was your Easter weekend? Did the Easter bunny pay a visit?