Friday, September 5, 2014

Frighteningly Fun Halloween Wreath

I LOVE Halloween.  It's such a fun holiday, filled with silliness and bright colors.  I don't usually dress up, but I love to deck out my house for the ghoulish night, including the front yard.  And what's better for the front door than a cute & colorful wreath?




This craft has a lot going for it: bold patterns, glow-in-the-dark spiders, glitter and it's a snap to make.  To prep, grab:

  • Foam wreath form
  • Fabric of your choice, about 1/4 yard for wrapping around the wreath, plus extra for hanger (both of the fabrics I used are from Jo-Ann's)
  • Wire spiderweb (I think this glittery number, with glow spiders attached, was at Dollar Tree)
  • Hot glue, you'll probably use a couple of sticks
  • Flowers of your choice (Both the purple striped stunner & the flowy polka dot flowers are from Michaels)
  • Scissors


Start by cutting your fabric into strips.  I liked the uneven, raw edge look, so I free handed my strips and didn't stress about them all being the same width.



Now, just make your way around the wreath form, glueing the end of the fabric strip to the back of the form, then wrapping around until reaching the other end of the strip, gliding that to the back and so on and so forth.



After completing the wreath, take your spiderweb and position it against the back, so that as many edges as possible are touching the wreath.  Make your way around the wreath, adding a big dollop of hot glue anywhere the web touches the wreath.




Flip your wreath around to the front, and arrange your flowers.  Taking care, hot glue your flowers to the front of the wreath.  I overlapped my flowers just a bit to make sure the flawy polls dot flowers layer how I wanted.



For a finishing touch, grab a scrap piece of fabric, wrap through the top of the wreath & tie to make an easy, colorful hanger.  A little scary, a little stylish, and so much fun!




2 comments:

  1. Thanks Kristen! We recently painted it (from an old drab red) and I love it!

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