Friday, September 20, 2013

{Wreath of the Month} This is Halloween!

I pretty sure I just joined the "Halloween's my favorite holiday" club.  Maybe it's because this is my first Halloween decorating my own house.  And I've been going crazy with the decorations! And Nightmare Before Christmas is constantly playing in my head.  My husband came home yesterday to a chaotic mess of black and orange on our kitchen table.  Should I be doing the dishes?  Probably. But crafting is so much more fun.

I love wreaths, as I suppose any Pinterest-loving crafter does, so this is my first stab at my "Wreath of the Month."  Every last Thursday (or so) of the month, I will be posting a DIY wreath.  Ta da!  I'm so excited.  So for those of you, like me who get sick of decorations fast, can at least enjoy a flare of change at least once a month.

First off, if you haven't gone to JoAnn's in a while.....NOW IS THE TIME.  Best deals right before Halloween, especially for fabic.  And also Target's "Spot on the Dot" has great $1-$3 Halloween decor.

Everything I bought for the wreath I found at JoAnn's.  I'm a fan of anything big and sparkly, hence the boa.

With one yard of the Tulle and 2 yards of the orange netting, my total came to  $15.75.  Not bad!

I prefer my strips to be chunky, then I layered them for more volume

Most people use pipe cleaners to tie the fabric to the wire frame.  I just used black yarn that I found lying around the house.   A little more time consuming but saved me a couple of bucks :)

I did the orange first, and then implemented the black into the wreath.

I used a hot glue gun and glued the boa to the netting.  This gave me some control over the crazy black feathers.

I saved extra ribbon to hang the wreath.  And here's the finished product:

As I said before...I LOVE Halloween!
Check out my blog next time for my Thanksgiving wreath.


  1. very cute; how much netting did you leave between each tie?

    1. Thanks! I had a good 6 to 7 in of netting between each tie:)