Upcycled Wreaths

Here’s a great way to upcycle an old book or map into a non-holiday wreath that can be displayed for most of the year.

Some paper wreaths can get really expensive like this $65 one from Etsy:

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Supplies Needed:

  • old book, newspaper, or map
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • cardboard cut into circle
  • wire and felt to make hook

1. I’ve used an old dictionary I bought from Goodwill about $6 and 3 St. Louis maps from Barnes & Noble for about $7.00.

2. Use the ruler to measure out squares for varying sizes.

3. Roll these squares into cones and use hot glue to keep them in place.

4. Arrange in circle around cardboard base, but leave a small circle in the center open.

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5. You can then add in your address number, a letter/initials, or city symbol like the St. Louis feur de lis.

6. Bend some wire into a loop, glue felt patches on both sides of the wire loop and attached to the cardboard base.

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Hang it on your door and enjoy.




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