The other day our golden retriever chewed up an encyclopedia.
Volume C to be exact.
I walked into the dining room and followed the trail of paper shreds to find him with his head between his paws and bits of Andrew Carnegie on his nose.
It was priceless.
I wanted to get mad, but he was so cute I couldn’t.
So I made lemonade from a torn and tattered encyclopedia instead.
Meet my new fall book page wreath.
If you want to make your own, start with a few book pages.
I gathered mine from my dining room floor.
Next, I took a leaf from the yard, traced around it and cut it out.
Repeat that previous step about 40 times.
Finish cutting out all the leaves.
For the base of the wreath, I used a wire wreath form from the floral department of the craft store.
If you don’t have one of these, you could always just cut out a giant ring out of cardboard.
Then start layering the leaves onto the wire wreath (or cardboard wreath) form.
Glue in place.
Don’t overthink it.
Just turn a leaf this way and that way in kind of a haphazard fashion.
Like they fell onto the wreath that way.
Hang it up on some shiplap and you’re done.
When you finish it will look like this.
I love it.
It’s fresh and fun and fall.
And looks like the perfect encyclopedia lemonade to me. 🙂
PS Here’s Buddy, our golden, looking all repentant.
My husband laughed when I told him and said Buddy might have been trying to read.
I didn’t have the heart to tell him the encyclopedia was written in German. 🙂