We hope you had a great thanksgiving yesterday...may God be praised! Thanks for popping in with us today for the final week of Deck the Walls: a wreath-along in which we worked on making a doable, frugal Book Page Wreath in small steps over the month of November. (Here is a recap...Week 1, Week 2, Week 3).
This week, I began forming paper cones from my smaller book and attached them to the inside rim of the wreath form (about 2-3 inches in). This served as an interior boundary and was a good gauge for how much work I had left to fill in. Again, because I was aiming at a full version of this project, I was generous with the paper cones.
Once two inner rounds were complete, I used the remaining pages of my larger book and hopped back to continuing the outer rim. I ran out of pages in the large book before I was able to complete the round, so I just layered in shorter cones where that gap was by gluing the barrel of the cone to the adjacent cones. This project is very forgiving!
Working on the second interior row, I found it helped to bend the point up 1-2 inches and secure it to the wreath form with hot glue (see blue arrow).
For the ongoing outer rows, I kept the cones straight, laying them where I wanted, then securing with glue on the point and barrel of the cone (see red arrow).
I thought this might take time, and it did! I broke the "rule" and worked on it for about 1 hour and 20 minutes in order to complete it. But it wasn't bad...just kept layering in and gluing cones from the smaller book.
Once it was all filled in, I wiggled a length of tied kitchen string through some of the cones on (what would be) the top of the wreath and secured it in order to make a way for it to hang. No rocket science here. I then trimmed up any stray pages.
And there you have it, a big effect with little cost and little time.
I hope you enjoyed this project and that you are happy with the finished results if you followed along. If you shared pictures via the email address I listed last week, might you let me know in the comments below? There may have been a problem with that address. I apologize, and thanks for your understanding. :)
Please join us in December for some special posts on Advent: Expecting and Sharing Jesus!
Warmly, Erika ♥