DIY a springtime wreath of book page roses

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.

Beautiful, DIY spring wreath made with scrapbook papers and book page roses. DIY on

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:

  1. 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:

How to make a Springtime Wreath with book page roses and scrapbook paper loops.

Bring the ends of a paper strip together, forming a loop (left). Pin the first row of loops all around the outside edge of the wreath (right).

  • 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
Detail for DIY book page roses.

This little nosegay of book page roses is so pretty, and because you’ll use old books, it costs just pennies.

  1. 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.

Gorgeous wreath made with paper roses & dusted in glitters.

Paper Roses Valentine Wreath by Patty Schaffer.

Kathleen George used book pages and creamy cardstock when she made her Vintage Book Page Wreath.

Gorgeous! Love this wreath. Complete tutorial on

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.

Pretty wreath! Inexpensive to DIY, too, with scrapbook paper and an old book.

What colors would you like to use to make this Paper Loop & Roses Wreath?

How was your Easter weekend? Did the Easter bunny pay a visit?

Happy crafting.


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16 Responses to DIY a springtime wreath of book page roses

  1. Kathy Ferguson says:

    These are really neat.

  2. CraftyB says:

    Love those wreaths. What a fun way to reuse old books. No bookworms allowed!!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you. Yes, sometimes people don’t want to cut up old books. You could always substitute other papers for the book pages and create a whole new look . . . Happy crafting. Sharon

  3. GwendlynD says:

    It looks great! I just can never cut up old books hehe

    • Sharon says:

      I hear you, but maybe you can find a duplicate book, or something from the second-hand store that you’ve already read? At least it will be repurposed instead of tossed in a landfill, right? Thanks so much for stopping in. Sharon

  4. studiorose says:

    Oh, so pretty! I read every one of your posts but don’t often comment. This looks like something I want to try right away!

    • Sharon says:

      Aww, thank you! I hope you do DIY this wreath, and share a photo of your wreath, I’d love to see it. A new season needs a new wreath, yes? Happy crafting! Sharon

  5. LisaM6 says:

    Love the paper on the wreath. This is one I will add to my to make list.
    Oh that bunny came to our house. Yummy the dogs got a treat too. Then one of the pups found an open container of jelly beans…

    • Sharon says:

      I’m glad the bunny stopped in, Lisa. And oops, I hope the pups are o.k.! You’ll laugh about that one for years to come. So glad you like the wreath, too. I’m sure you already have the materials on hand to DIY it. Happy crafting! Sharon

  6. Jana says:

    This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Love it. Best wishes from Toronto, Jana

  7. What pretty wreaths! I especially love the Valentine’s Day wreath but they are all quite stunning! The Easter bunny showed up for the grandchildren and we had a nice quiet day. Unfortunately our granddaughter was sick so we had a low key day and a quiet adults only dinner after she went back to her mommy’s house. She is still sick today so she is going to the doctor and hopefully it is just a virus! We are taking her from tomorrow to Sunday so she doesn’t have to go to daycare so I am looking forward to spending so much time with her. Sick or not she is such a good natured little Angel!
    Hope the Easter Bunny was good to you and that all of you are healthy!

    • Sharon says:

      Hi Barb, we had a lovely day here, thank you for asking. It sounds like you’ll have a fun week ahead with your granddaughter. I hope she feels better soon and is up for some crafting! Do you have any crafts planned for the week? Sharon

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