10.08.2013

Halloween Wreath Tutorial


I made this wreath last year to decorate for Halloween, but I never did a how-to. So, here's how to make your own fun and festive wreath:

Supplies:

  • Foam wreath form
  • Yarn
  • A sheet or 2 of felt
  • 4 feathers, 2 each of 2 different colors
  • Wooden letters to spell out the sentiment of your choice
  • Craft paint
  • Other embellishments, such as a butterfly, flower, rhinestones, etc.
  • Glue gun, scissors, paint brush

Directions:

  1. Paint your wooden letters, and let dry. Add another coat or 2 until the wood is completely covered.
  2. Wrap your wreath form with yarn, making sure to secure the ends to the wreath form using hot glue. I started out trying to be really precise about it, but it took FORever. I just started wrapping, kind of going back and forth to make sure the foam was covered. This wrapping "technique" gives it a more textured look, which I like.
  3. Decide how you want your feathers to lay on your wreath, then attach to the wreath with hot glue.
  4. Cut your felt into strips. One at a time, glue one end to the wreath form, then make a bubble/ruffle/bump and glue the other end of the ruffle to the wreath form. Repeat until you have the entire strip ruffled, then repeat for each strip of felt, layering over the bottom half of the feathers.
  5. On the opposite side of the feathers/ruffles, hot glue the wooden letters to the wreath.
  6. Add any other embellishments.
  7. Now, hang up and admire your crafty skills!

This is an easy wreath to make and can easily be completed in less than 2 hours. The fun thing, too, is that you can switch up colors, sentiment, and embellishments to fit different seasons and holidays.

I may have some other Halloween related posts coming in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out!






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1 comment:

  1. very cute!!! I am going to have to try this one!!

    http://the2qualleys.blogspot.com

    XOXO Bunnie

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