Well ladies, it's time for the next installment of my Interchangeable Book Page Wreath. This time around I'm doing a Christmas version. It took a couple of tries before I came up with a center embellishment that I was pleased with. My first attempt involved making a 3-D star, the second involved trying to use greenery. Neither option turned out how I envisioned it. So I tried a third time and came up with this:
It was actually the most simple to make, and I liked it the best. Just wish I woulda thought of it first before wasting time on my other two ideas!
I am including the instructions in case you'd like to make your own.
Interchangeable Book Page Wreath–Christmas Version
-Book Page Wreath (click for instructions if you don't have one)
-Cardstock and book pages
-*Electronic cutter (like a Silhouette), or free downloadable patterns
-Scissors and pencil
-Scoring table and bone folder (for the paper medallions)
-Hot glue gun and glue
-Foam core board or cardboard
*I know that most of you probably don't have a Silhouette machine, so I am including the patterns for the circles and the scalloped circles. I cut mine by hand, so it is doable.
Instructions for the center of the wreath:
Layer 1: Cut two strips of cardstock 2 1/2" wide by 11-12" long. Use your scoring table to score every half inch down both pieces. Form them into a medallion. If you aren't sure how, I explain in steps 4-7 of this tutorial.
Layer 2: Cut a 4 1/2" circle out of an old book page.
Layer 3: Cut a 3 7/8" circle out of cardstock.
Layer 4: Cut a 3 1/4" scalloped circle out of a book page.
Layer 5: Cut a 2 1/2" scalloped circle out of cardstock.
Layer 6: Cut a book page into two 3/4" strips. Cut off the ends where there is no printing. Carefully score both strips every 1/4". Form into a medallion.
Layer 7: A small button or embellishment of your choice.
After you have all the layers completed, hot glue them together starting at the bottom and working your way up. If you are making a regular book page wreath, you can just add hot glue around the edges and glue the whole thing into the center of your wreath.
If you are making an Interchangeable Book Page Wreath, you need to add some height so that the velcro can touch in the center without smashing your wreath. I cut three circles out of foam core board, hot glued them together, and hot glued the velcro across the center.
Now just hot glue the stack to the back of your embellishment.
Now all you have to do is attach it to the velcro on your wreath.