This Halloween wreath was made last year. I mentioned it on my old blog but decided that I wanted to share it here - I hope you like it and hopefully it will inspire you!
*Last Year* In my quest for getting to know other bloggers in Utah and to put my shy self out there a bit I decided to join in a fun challenge hosted by Rebecca from Blue Cricket Design. I was given a bunch of fun goodies to play with and I am excited to share with you today what I made.
|Look at all the fun stuff I received. I was most excited for the self healing |
mat, scissors and Xacto knife. Plus I am always using glue dots so I
was curious to see how the Elmers glue spots worked as well.
I decided to use some of these products for the Halloween Wreath I have been planning in my head. Along with my wreath, tulle and some straight pins the items I used were the scissors, mat, xacto knife, glue spots and foam board. Here is the finished product (read further if you would like to see the tutorial) - Hope you all like it!
Halloween Wreath Tutorial
Start off with a wreath form - any kind will do - I used foam. Grab some Tulle. I used black, purple, and orange - I used almost 2 rolls of the orange. You will need some scissors to cut the tulle.
|The Xacto scissors cut nicely. They were sharp and PINK - I just Love Pink!|
Since tulle can be a bit see through I wanted to cover my wreath form so you could not see the white. I could have spray painted the wreath but just wasn't feeling like going outside with the spray paint. So I covered the wreath in orange tulle. To start I pinned some tulle on the back. I then wrapped the whole thing and then finished off with pinning it in place on the back.
|You can still see a little white of the wreath but once I cover it in more tulle|
you won't be able to see any white - so I was good with this.
|Lookin' good so far!|
Now lets work on the spider. I knew that I didn't want a flimsy spider so the foam board that I received was perfect for my spider. The Elmers foam board comes folded in half like a card. I only needed one half for this project so I decided to cut it half.
*Confession - i have never used an Xacto knife - ever in my whole life! So I was a bit nervous that I would totally mess my project up. I soon learned that the Xacto knife was easy to use and may become very handy on future projects of mine.
Next I cut out a spider out of vinyl so it would be easy to cut out with the Xacto knife.
|After cutting I peeled off the vinyl and this is what I had left. In some spots I did |
not press hard enough with my Xacto knife so I had to recut
Next spray paint the spider black and while his paint is still wet slide him onto another piece of paper and sprinkle with glitter.
Let the glitter/paint dry for a few minutes and then dump the excess glitter onto the clean paper and save all that extra glitter for another project! Then take a piece of scrap red paper and glue it behind the eyes.
*Confession - I don't think my glitter is going to stay put. Every time I touched the spider glitter would come off. So if you would like to skip that part he still looks cool painted black.
Using one of my favorite tools - the Cropodile - I punched a whole at the back of the spider and fastened on some wire. Cut a nice length of wire and wrap it around the top of the wreath to hang it.
To hang the wreath I cut a strip of black tulle, folded it in half and pinned the ends on the back of the wreath. Now you have a nice loop to hang the wreath with.
I think it turned out so cute and my kids love it!
*Fun fact - When my door is closed and sunlight is shining through the wreath on my wall, the spiders reflection actually looks like a head with snakes coming off of it - so I have my own shadow medusa as well! :)
Thanks for stopping by!