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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Guest Day Thursday: Halloween Wreath

I told you last week that my darling friend Anna would be back this week, and so today’s the day. A couple of weeks ago Anna and I were blogstalking and we stumbled onto this darling Halloween wreath. We knew we HAD to make our own. In this post Anna describes how she made hers, and shows you the finished project.

This was a fun Halloween project, so easy and inexpensive!

I got 2 yards of black tulle and one of purple and green each. If you are fortunate enough to live in a place that sells orange tulle nearby, I think that’s be fun to add, too – since the main colors of Halloween are orange and black!

I bought a 50 cent grapevine wreath from DI. It was spray panted bright gold. It was 50 cents… so whatever.

I used my hot glue gun and about 2 ½ sticks.

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With my roller cutter, board and ruler, I cut all the tulle into about 4x4 squares.

As I started gluing the tulle on, I realized that the gold was peeking through. I didn’t want that so I used several 2 inch strips of scrap black fabric to wrap around the wreath.

By gathering a square of tulle into a point from the middle (imagine how you would put your pointer finger into a tissue so you could dab at your eyes…

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This is not the greatest photography, but you get the idea of what I’m describing).

…And adding a dollop of hot glue to it, stick the point to the wreath. Hold for several seconds. Repeat. Many many times.

Till your finished product looks like THIS

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Or something close to it, or even cuter! I’m still in the process of looking for the perfect embellishments to add, like some small pumpkins or bats. That’s the beauty in doing your own projects – the sky is literally the limit!

…And if you have a friend like Teri, your wreath can look as fun and frightening.

Her hand painted spooky eyeballs and dark gothic chain are the perfect accessories for my favorite Halloween decoration!

Happy Halloween all!

Isn’t she so cute!!! When she originally sent me this post she had mentioned that she wanted some embellishments and I was at Pier 1 and saw these and knew they would be perfect! I however wasn’t going to pay $5 a piece for them, so I made them of course! They are just Christmas ornaments that are spray painted black with eye balls painted on! I found the chain on clearance at Lowes and spray painted it black too. I love the way the masculinity of the chain contrasts with the femininity of the tulle. I used the technique of tying rather than gluing my tulle and ribbon on, like was mentioned in the inspiration piece. Here is how mine turned out. It’s fun how each can be so different when based on the same idea!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!

We are participating in :
The DIY Show Off

and Frugalicious Friday on Finding Fabulous

6 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I saw another tulle wreath the other day, and I am just amazed at these. People are really thinking outside the box, and I like that. It's like at easter, I found a feather wreath (made from a boa) that was so cute. You could really take that tulle to all sorts of levels... I can sink pink and white ballerina tulle in a little dancer's room. Or white for a bridal luncheon.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How cute is that! I can see doing that with different colors and how cute for a little girl's room.

Jane said...

These are soooo cute...i love tulle too! Isn't it fun thinking outside of the box!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I love the tulle wreaths - especially the first one. I am going to make a green, red and white one for christmas. Thanks for linking up at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Very Very nice!

BJ_Mama said...

LOVE THEM!!!! I might have to make a Halloween wreath next year....