10.05.2013

Quick and Easy Halloween Wreath

Hello my dears! I know I've been terrible at blogging but I have a bunch of fun projects lined up for you guys the next couple of weeks for fall, so forgive me! I've been falling behind with blogging a bit because I got a job! Hurray! It's just a part-time seamstress position but it is perfect for me and I'm so happy.  Thanks for all those who gave me job leads and suggestions, it helped a bunch. :)

Today I have a super simple project--an easy Halloween wreath! I love making wreaths but who has time for all of those intricate things you see on pinterest? Also I'm not too into super cutesy or overly scary Halloween decor, so I think this wreath lands somewhere in the middle.  Cute but modern and classy and will look adorable with any type of decor.


I made this wreath last year and I'm still in love with it.  However, since I made it last year I don't have awesome step-by-step photos for you all, but thankfully for us it is super super easy and you don't really need how-to photos.  You could make a cute version of this wreath with different colors--orange ribbon or a black, orange, or purple base fabric. Also, this wreath can be used as a base for tons of different Halloween designs: hang a pumpkin cut out in the middle of the wreath, add a little holiday banner or black cat--anything! Have fun with it!


Easy Halloween Wreath

What you'll need:

  • A styrofoam wreath form
  • A long strip of fabric (I've used white) or thick ribbon
  • Thin ribbon for wrapping (I've used black)
  • Ribbon for hanging the wreath (I've used black and rust orange)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  1. Use hot glue to secure the end of your base fabric to the back of the wreath and begin wrapping it until it covers the entire wreath.  A couple of things I did:  Folded the fabric in half so that there weren't any raw fabric edges showing, wrapped at a strong diagonal so I didn't have to use so much fabric to cover, used hot glue to periodically secure the fabric.  When you've covered the whole wreath, glue the other end to the back of the wreath. Don't worry about making this layer look too perfect, you'll hardly see it after you add the other color.
  2. Get out your ribbon for the top layer. Use hot glue to secure the end of the ribbon to the back of the wreath. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath and periodically use dots of hot glue to secure the ribbon on the back of the wreath.  When you've covered the whole wreath, hot glue the end of the ribbon to the back of the wreath.
  3. If you'd like, add about a yard of two different ribbons to hang your wreath.  Adorable!


Okay and this next bit totally isn't a how-to project because, um, just find sticks and spray paint them black... but I just wanted to put forth this idea for lazy decorators like me.  I love how creepy this vase of sticks ended up looking and it took like 10 minutes to make.  Love easy projects with a big payoff!


So easy! Just make sure to let the sticks dry out before you paint them.  This is my table centerpiece right now along with some cute mini pumpkins I bought from the grocery store.  Hurray for easy decorations!


And announcement: To keep the holiday spirit going, I have a mini series coming up next week of DIY Halloween costumes (or dress ups) for kiddos! I'm excited to show you all so come visit next week to get inspired!

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  1. I love this!! I was just thinking about easy and cheap halloween DIYs!

    xo!

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    1. Thanks Becky! I am all about the easy ones!

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  2. Love that wreath! I think I will do a Christmas one like this...maybe if I start now I'll actually have it done by Christmas. :)

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    1. Kristen, Ahhh! That is such a cute idea! Now I want to make a candycane one with red and white ribbon!

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  3. I love both these ideas. And the photos are really fantastic. . .

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    1. Thank you! Taking the photos is turning out to be my favorite part of this blog!

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