A Hymnal Page Wreath

I’ve been waiting all year to make some of these paper wreaths. I’ve loved them since they first showed up on Pinterest, and I wish I could track back to the originator and give credit where credit is due cuz they are super-cute. The main thing holding me back was a lack of music paper. Well, at an online auction a few weeks ago, I hit paydirt and bought four Baptist Hymnal from the 1960s. Finally, I had the sheet music, in the right size to make some of these wreaths.
These are actually beyond simple to make. The first step was to take the hymnals apart. have to say, I was a little reluctant to pull the hymals apart. First, I’m a book lover, and these are fairly old books, with even older songs in them. Secondly, I think I half expected my old pastor to show up and slap my hand if I really started tearing these up. Sometimes, its hard to overcome your raising.
One the pages are pulled apart, fold them so they are square. The fold will wind up inside the funnel, so it doesn't really need to be cut unless you are just that OCD.
Then, roll up the paper, taking the bottom right corner and rolling it towards the top left corner. Then glue that puppy down! For my straw wreath form, it took about 30 funnels for each of the three rows.
Glue the first row to the bottom of the wreath, the second row to the top of the wreath, and the top row to the inner edge of the wreath. I lined this one because Ididn't want the straw to show.
Once all three rows are done, simply tie a ribbon around it to hang up. I used burlap and toweling. While this isn't hard, it is time consuming; it took about three hours to make this wreath!
For a more detailed tut, jump on over to the blog at http://www.flyingc-diy.com/2014/07/21/paper-wreath/

Cori Warner
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  • Gloria Palmer Gloria Palmer on Aug 07, 2018

    did you spay anything on or treat the paper with anything so it wouldn't turn color ?

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  • Pamela Dikeman Pamela Dikeman on Aug 04, 2014
    I love the paper wreaths! i made this one from a 1908 hymnal headed for the trash!

  • Ellen Ellen on Dec 05, 2017
    This is cute but I could not destroy the old hymnals! My church uses paperback newsprint hymnals which are replaced twice per year. I use those old hymnals for some projects. But old bound hymnals? I'd imagine they are worth some money but even if not they are treasures.

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