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DIY color-washed book page wreath

Hi Everyone! It’s Jennifer Zuri from Town and Country Living and I have a fun, easy project for you today. I saw the results of Jennifer Rizzo’s survey that many of you answered and saw that a lot of you are interested in craft projects, as well as art techniques. My DIY color washed book page wreath combines a bit of both!

DIY Color Washed Book Page WreathI wanted a wreath that I could use year round and this one fits the bill.

The book page leaves have been color washed, which is really easy to do.


How to color wash book pagesYou can find old books or paperbacks at the thrift store.

I like the ones that have an aged tint to them.


How to apply color wash to book pagesTo color wash the pages, use watercolor paints. I used a blue-green color. Using long strokes, brush the paint onto the book pages. I wasn’t too concerned about uneven paint on the page because it adds to the dimension of the wreath.


How to color wash book pagesAfter one side dries, flip the pages over and paint the other side.

The watercolor paint dries fairly quickly.


How to create a color washed book page wreathNow it’s time to cut out your leaves. I cut small rectangles and then cut the leaves. I cut the first leaf freehand and then used that as the pattern for the rest of the leaves.


Tutorial for making a color washed book page wreathHot glue the base of the leaves onto the Styrofoam wreath, overlapping them as needed to hide the wreath form.


DIY Color Washed Book Page WreathTie a ribbon around the top if desired, and hang your wreath.


DIY Color Washed Book Page WreathHubby says it looks like a laurel wreath. I suppose it does.


Watercolor Book Page WreathFor just a couple dollars, I have a pretty DIY color wash book page wreath!

Color washing is a great way to add color to any book page craft.


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One Comment

  1. what a cute idea! I love the color wash effect! Saving this on my Pinterest and who knows-I may actually try this! I would use a muted olive-y green color wash to sort of have it look like an old bay leaf wreath. Lovely touch!

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