Friday, October 1, 2010

More Halloween Lovin - A Wreath Tutorial

I've never felt so on the ball - it's October 1st and all of my Halloween decorating is done. Don't know bout you but that never ever happens around these parts. I finished up this wreath yesterday and just wanted to share it with my bloggy friends. Saw a great tutorial for a wreath much like mine here at Craftaholics Anonymous and I was orignally going to make it but my mind got to spinning and I added a bit of my own touch to it.

So, here is what you need
A wreath form - got mine at the Dollar Tree
Halloweenish fabric scraps I used 5 different ones
about 3/4 of yard of Black Burlap
wooden letters B O O
purple paint & glitter
Hot Glue gun
I cut the burlap into 1 1/2" by 15 " strips
Then I cut the fabric scraps into 1" by 10" strips

First wrap the wreath form with some of the black burlap. I used a dab of hot glue at the beginning and a bit here and there along the way and then of course to secure it at the end.

Then just go to town on tying the burlap and fabric strips around your wreath form. Tie in a knot. For mine I would tie two burlap strips together and then 1 or 2 fabric scraps and then 2 more burlap strips .

You can fill in with the fabric scraps here and there if you think it needs it.

Then I painted my letters purple and when that was dry I mod poged the tops and covered them in purple glitter.
Once they were dry I glued my letters together in a pleasing manner - make sure and rub off the glitter where you are gluing them together. It will stick better.
I had tied my fabric and burlap strips so close together that I was worried about where to glue on my letters so I decided I would tie them on too. I used the ole loop pull through method to attatch the fabric to the letters. Then I just tied them to the wreath like I had tied the fabric strips. Easy peasy!

I wish my door was black but alas it is not and so red will do. I left the cobwebs on the door to make it more Halloweenish - Right!
Don't you just love Halloween & Fall & Crafting!
Well Don't you?

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  1. You are so festive and talented. Nice work missy!

  2. Your wreath is SUPER cute!!! It's so funny because my BFF just painted her red door black JUST for Halloween, because she said her wreath didn't match. Ha!

  3. This is really cute. I love how you dressed it up with fun colors and I really like the different fonts for the BOO! Great job!

  4. Jen- That wreath is so cute! I love it! Love using fabric scraps for crafty stuff. Saw you on JAG. Have a great weekend and stop by when you get the chance:

  5. the wreath turned out really cute! Love those purple letters. Everything is better with glitter, right?

  6. oh you crafty girl, I love it.......

  7. This is one of my favorite wreaths this season. So cute and colorful!

  8. This turned out so great! I love your blog!


  9. Hi! I found your blog at the TT&J wrap up - this wreath is adorable - but, seriously, your icon {in your header} may be the CUTEST I have ever seen! LOVE IT! ;) I'm now a follower! Best, M*

  10. So cute!!! and seems simple enough for even ME!!!

  11. Jen - You asked about my crow in the photos of "Plaque Attack." He's wonderful, isn't he. The plaque is nice, but the crow -- fabulous! ;o) I know! Anyway, I was in Provo, Utah last weekend and visited a favorite store there called "The Quilted Bear." It's a fabulous site for all things domestic. I believe its consignment, but not positive. Anyway, it was on the sale table (go figure!) for $14. I grabbed him quick like! I can't tell where you live, but who knows -- maybe it's someplace close to that store!

  12. Love it! Especially the glitter- it's so fun!

  13. Great wreath!


  14. I would love to feature this on my blog. Let me know if your are interested?

  15. I just found your blog and I have fallen in love! You are so creative! I found you by searching "chicken wire frame" and will be following your tutorial on making one (very large) for myself. I am also loving this wreath! This could be used for any holiday or time of year. I'm going to make myself a few.