spooky halloween wreath

This is another wreath that took several tries to get it right.  At first I wanted to make a tulle wreath like this one, but it was such a craft fail.  I used black, green, purple and orange tulle.  It looked like the circus vomited on my door.  I took all the tulle and made four little Halloween tutus for my four little girls.  Waste not, right?

I decided I needed to stick with the classic orange black and white. I started over again on my wreath. I stopped at Michael's ("Mom, do we have to?") when I was out grocery shopping and got a grapevine wreath.  I sprayed that puppy black. Then I added a orange glitter spider from the target dollar spot.

I had this little spooky sign I got from Target (the day after Halloween) for 50 cents a few years ago and never found a good spot for it.  It was the perfect size but the letters kind of disappeared on my dark door.  So when I was at Hobby Lobby, ("This is not my favorite store, Mom.") I couldn't find any striped or chevron orange and white paper, which is what I really wanted.  It all had black in it, which I thought would make it hard to read the letters. So I found this orange and white damask and went with that.  I hot glued the paper to the back, trimmed the excess paper off and hung it on the wreath. 

 I loved the flowers on the our best bites wreath, so I grabbed the orange glitter leaves (while I was buying the wreath at Michael's) on clearance for $3.00.  I made a few flowers with fabric I already had and I also stuck on these 10 cent zebra stripe flowers from Hobby Lobby's summer clearance.  A few sprigs of tulle tucked here and there and it was done!


I love it!  It's worth it to keep going until you get it right! :)

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14 comments:

  1. I do love wreaths. Maybe you should make me some ;-)

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    1. Obviously, I can barely make my own ;) That's why I can't do more than one or two crafts per holiday. It takes me FOREVER. Christmas kills me. There's so much I would like to do and time for almost none of it!

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  2. I love it! It is all cute, but my favorite parts are that you sprayed it black, and the glitter leaves/fabric flowers/tuelle combo. Creative and cute as per your norm!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! You know I love all things frou frou. ;)

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  3. Found your blog through a link party! Loving the wreaths! Amazing ideas :) thank you for sharing!

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  4. Love the wreathes. Please consider linking up at The Patriotic Pam this weekend. I know my readers would LOVE these too.
    Pam @
    www.thepatrioticpam.com

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    1. Loved this so much, I featured it on The Patriotic Pam this weekend. Come over and check it out.
      Pam :)

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    2. How exciting! I'm so glad you liked it. Thanks for the feature Pam!

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  5. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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    1. Thanks for the invite Jennifer :)

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    2. Love them, especially the Halloween one! I started decorating for that yesterday :)

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  6. I LOVE your spooky wreath! So fun and festive! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.

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