Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Easy Halloween Wreath

I decided to make a wreath for Halloween for the front door instead of
hanging the usual Fall wreath. This one took me about 15 minutes to complete.
 
 
 
 
I had to run to JoAnn's for some other items and grabbed whatever I could find for the wreath. I had a coupon and some things were on sale.
 
I bought a 12" Styrofoam wreath ($3.49)....
 
 
 
 
...netting ribbon in this honeycomb-like pattern. I liked the orange coloration ($1.99 each 12ft. roll; I  bought 2 just in case; I could return one if unused),...
 
 
 
 
 
...and this mask ($3.99).
 
 
 
The great thing about using a Styrofoam wreath is no glue or other adhesive was necessary for this part. I have a ton of these pins at home.
 
 
 
 
With the pins in hand I wrapped the ribbon around the wreath. One pin held the beginning of the ribbon in place on the inside where it will not be seen.
 
 
 
 
As I wrapped the ribbon around, I overlapped it marginally to create a pattern. I had hoped for a stronger color throughout. It still looked good. Every few inches I used another pin to hold the ribbon in place.
 
 
 
 
Notice the pattern.
(I should have done this over newspaper as I had a lot of glitter from the ribbon on the table).
  
 

 
 
Fortunately I had the second roll of the ribbon because one roll did not cover the entire wreath. Perhaps it would have had I not overlapped it to create a pattern.
 
 
 
The part where I planned to place the mask would have less of the ribbon. I determined placement of the mask. The kids and I had decided the wreath would look more interesting if the mask was placed to one side.
 
 
 

 
Second roll in hand I started wrapping again. This time, I decided to double over alternate wraps to create a stronger color and a pattern slightly different from the first.
 
 
 
 
New pattern and again, double-checking placement of the mask.

 
 
 
I used a glue gun to affix the mask to the wreath.
 
 
 
Some ribbon was left over and I used that to hang the wreath on the door on the knocker.
 
 
 
 
We also decided to keep the black ribbons on the mask for added effect.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Like I said, this project took about 15 minutes to complete up to the time I left the hot glue to dry. The wreath is a little skewed to the right because of the weight of the mask but that is fine.
 

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12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! So original, and I love that it lights up.

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  2. OK that's fun and easy for people who are all thumbs. We don't get trick or treaters since we're to far out and deep in the woods, I miss them!

    XXX
    Debra~

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  3. Fun! I love that ribbon - it's perfect for Halloween!
    I don't have one Halloween decoration up - I'm such a Scrooge this year! Thanks for the inspiration, Lisa.

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  4. I love a 15 minute craft that has the look of a much more involved project ;) Great ribbon, it reminds me of fishnet stockings but also spider webs which is definitely part of the Halloween skeery thing. That's a lovely mask on the wreath too. Happy fall and Halloween! Robin

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  5. Very clever and fun, Lisa! I still don't have one up yet!

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  6. Very cute! Great Idea!

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  7. I love the mask on it ... nice touch! I still haven't even carved ONE single pumpkin (on my to do list, maybe 2013 haha!)

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  8. Uffff loved ur Hallowen wreath!!!!!!1

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  9. Lisa some check my space giveaway is gng onnn

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  10. This is so fun and different! I wish I had dropped by earlier so I could've copied! (c;

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