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Thursday, September 20, 2012

DIY Halloween wreath

I LOVE fall!

It has always been my favorite season. I usually decorate with lots of pumpkins, but I only have a few "Halloweeny" decor items. This year, my front door was going to get a splash of Halloween on it, and I am really into making wreaths, so I made a Halloween wreath. I chose to avoid the creepy, scary theme and just used lots of orange and black colors.

My starting materials

I started with an old 8" grapevine wreath from my mother-in-law's shed, and spray painted it black. 8" is a small wreath, so to make it appear fuller, I cut and tied strips of black tulle around it, tutu style! The strips were about 3"x 12" each. I also tied on some ribbon! VaVaVoom! Instant volume!

Then I added the final felt flowers, and some fun "EEK" letters.

Don't you just love the little bat hanging out on them? He's an eraser left over from last year's Halloween goodies.

Hope you like it!

Here it is on our front door, ready to welcome Trick-or-Treaters...

My cost for this project:

Tulle $3
Orange Felt { I only needed 1 piece for all 5 flowers}. 20cents.

I already had the wreath form, paint, ribbon, and even the EEK letters on hand. I bought the letters last year but never used them. You can find them at Michaels for mere pennies though!

Happy Halloween!

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