I am totally loving all the different paper wreaths floating around. I adore books, and book page wreaths are right up my alley. I usually have one or two for sale in my booth at Olde Salem Mercantile.
I particularly love to make wreaths from old hymnals. At first I was a bit hesitant to rip up old hymnals. But I love for the things I decorate my home with to be meaningful, not just pretty. And seeing my hymnal wreath reminds me of all the great old hymns I grew up singing. Once I began looking for old hymnals, I found they are everywhere. I find them at yard sales and thrift stores on a weekly basis – and I seem to be the only person buying them. I would rather use them to make something that is relevant for today’s families than see them sitting around on a thrift store shelf.
That brings me to today’s project. At an estate sale several weeks ago, I found an old Bible that was pretty torn up. When I asked about it, the family running the sale said I could have it for free.