DIY How to Make a Book Page Wreath (DIY Heart Wreath)

DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath

Sharing all my tips & tricks for how to make a book page wreath shaped like a heart, an easy DIY with step by step instructions just in time for Valentine’s Day! 

This fun DIY Book Page Wreath took me about 2 hours to make & cost just $7 to make. 

How to Make a Book Page Wreath Shaped like a Heart

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Sharing all my tips & tricks for how to make a book page wreath shaped like a heart, an easy DIY with step by step instructions just in time for Valentine's Day! #bookpagecrafts #wreath #heartwreath https://lehmanlane.net

A few friends asked me to PLEASE do a post on how I made the book page wreath that I have hanging above my fireplace mantel in my living room after seeing it on my Valentine heart craft post.

I made this book page wreath five years ago & I love decorating with it! 

Decorating for Valentine's Day - A Heart Craft

I also love that the wreath it is made up of old book pages & for a big  family of readers it seems very appropriate!

Supplies & Tools Needed to Make a Book Page Wreath Shaped like a Heart

  • Styrofoam Wreath form (I used a square Styrofoam board for the heart shaped one & a 16″ round one for the traditional wreath). 
  • You can find a similar board on Amazon, Smoothfoam Sheet Crafts Foam for Modeling, 1 by 12 by 36-Inch, White
  • 400- 500 page old book (easily found at a yard sale or thrift store or even as in our case your bookcase)
  • It helps to have a bigger book in case you rip pages pulling them from the binding.  Or two smaller books that have identical length and widths.
  • about 300 dress pins (the smaller the better) You can find these on Amazon, Dritz Dressmaker Pins, Size 17, 750-Pack 4 glue sticks with your glue gun

Step by Step Instructions for How to Make a Book Page Wreath Shaped like a Heart

Step ONE – Trace a Heart onto the Styrofoam Board

Draw a Heart on your foam board.

DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath

Step TWO – Cut out the Foam Heart

Cut out the foam heart with a sharp knife or scissors.

DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath

Step THREE – Rip out the Book Pages & Fold the Pages

Rip out your pages from the book binding & fold like an accordion about 1 inch wide .

DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath

Step FOUR – Add the Book Pages to the Heart Foam

Fold page in half, add a dot of glue to the bottom of the page & secure page with a pin inside the fold to the wreath form.

DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath
DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath

Continue work in a circular motion from the outside of the wreath to the inside of the wreath.

DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath
DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath
DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath
DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath

If when you finish your heart shaped wreath & you think there are some empty spaces or you want the wreath to look fuller you can always add more book pages to those spots. 

I definitely filled in extra book pages later in some spots!!!

Step FIVE – Add a Ribbon to Hang Your Book Page Wreath

Glue & pin a ribbon to hang the heart wreath (not needed for a circular wreath form).

Hang up your heart wreath so you can show off all your hard work!

DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath
DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath
DIY: How to Make a Heart Book Page Wreath

by Tara Lehman

Don’t forget to Save & Pin My Heart Book Page Wreath or follow along on Pinterest!

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Comments

  1. This is SO incredibly cool!! I love the dimension of the folded pages!! Already pinned 🙂 I found your post through the Home Decor and More party 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my book page heart wreath Kelly! Yes, I definitely think you could spray a little paint on the ends of the book pages to add a little color, great idea! Take care, Tara

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my heart shaped book page wreath Cristina! I love visiting your blog and your style! Have a great week and take care, Tara

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my heart shaped book page wreath! No, I didn’t dye the pages however, I did use an old book so the pages are definitely not white anymore:).

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to see my book page wreath Debbie! It might be my camera that gives the heart shaped book page wreath a pinkish tint:). I used an old book that’s pages had aged. Take care, Tara

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