Monday, October 10, 2016

Halloween Wreath

Hello Foxy Friends! Sorry I was a little MIA last week. I was on business travel, and of course the first time I traveled in 7 years and it's during a hurricane...opps! All is good though, we got out Thursday morning, but the hotels we were staying at...the internet sucked, so it was hard to get online to do anything. Sorry about that, I'll be playing catch up this week! :) It's good to be home, that's all I can say. I hope for all of you that live in the path of Hurricane Matthew, that he was gentle on you and there was no damage.

I was at Target in the dollar section, where else, and found some fun goodies that I thought would be fun to put on a Halloween Wreath.

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What You'll Need:

Burlap Wreath (How to Make Burlap Wreath)
Black and White Ribbon (I got mine at Hobby Lobby for $3.99, it was 50% off)
Optional: You could use  black burlap if you would prefer that over the ribbon or this* or this* would be fun)
Black Tulle*, or fabric to make a bow (like this* or this*)
Bat Garland
Optional: Find something that you could repeat around the wreath, I happen to find the bat garland at Target for $3
Chalk Board (I got mine at Hobby Lobby for about $4, used a 40% off coupon)
Optional: A sign you find that might work (Hobby Lobby is a great place to find something like this*)
Floral Wire*


I actually used the Mermaid Wreath I made for Mini Fox's Birthday Party.

Step 1:

I was going to sell it, but decided I was just going to repurpose it instead, too much work to sell it. So I took it apart and ended up with this:

Sort of sparse because I had two other colors of burlap in there...I didn't have any other burlap to fill in the gaps so pulled a Tim Gunn and I made this work. To show you that you don't need a ton to make a good looking wreath.

I first added the ribbon that I found laying around the house to fill in the blank space.

See already looking better right?

Step 2:

I then used the bat garland I found at the Target Dollar Spot (although it was a $3 item), and took the bats off of the string. I decided, like always, I want this to be reuseable, so I added wire to the back of the bats.

In the end I had 8 bats

Step 3:

Put the bats on the wreath, I alternated colors, but you could do whatever you wanted.

Step 4:

Creating a bow, I happen to have some left over black tulle laying around, but you can find fat quarters of fabric at Joann's in whatever season your in...Or just ask for 1/8 yard of fabric.

For this bow, I just wound the tulle up in the length I wanted the bow, and then had to figure out what to put in the middle, to tie it all together. I of course used my trusty floral wire to wrap it around the middle of the bow, and then I'll use it to tie it to the wreath as well. The pom pom garland actually came with the bat garland, totally random I know, I figured why not, and wrapped that around the middle a couple of times. I think it turned out great.

Step 5:

Using the floral wire I attached it to the wreath.

Step 6:

The last piece is adding the chalk board to the middle. Write something crafty and attach to the wreath. I think that having a cute sign would look great as well.

Here is what it looks like on my front door. I think it looks great! And when it's all said and done it only cost me $3 plus tax to make this since I had everything on hand.

I've been saying this since the beginning that you don't have to spend a lot on wreaths. Now I've shown you how you can throw together a fun Halloween wreath for just a fraction of the cost of buying one! You just need a base burlap wreath to start and each season you can change out the decorations and call it a day. Click here for my other wreaths. No more storing a wreath for each season!

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