Monday, October 15, 2012

DIY Halloween Wreath!

Okay, so I admit, I've been on a youtube/pinteresting addiction lately!  Who isn't!?  There are soooo many cute things out there to make!  I'm linking this up to Crazy Mama! AND The Dedicated House.
We went to my niece's 5th birthday party in the cities this weekend and you know what CITIES mean for this country girl....Michaels AND Joann!  (Yes, I'm a freak) Anyways, I wanted to make a Halloween wreath that my family could use for years to come.  I found a few things that sparked my interest....things I thought would never go out of 'style' for halloween.  Black Flowers, Skeletons, Pumpkins...

First start with this:

I could have spray painted it black but spray paint was $7 at Michaels so I opted for the $2 black yarn that was in the clearance bin.  Yes, it was time consuming but totally worth the $5 in savings- plus the styrofoam won't show.  Wrap yarn around the wreath- this took me a good hour but I did it while watching Bones.  It got me in the spooooooky mood....haha:

It doesn't have to be 'perfect' because the flowers, etc will cover it.

The 'STASH' of goodies I intend to use: (black flowers, pumpkins, spiders, skeletons.)  Everything was about $7.

Next grab your flowers and start plugging them in....figure out where you want them.  My flowers are black with a metallic purple and silver.  I know the picture quality is great stinks - Please click on the imagine to view them better.  This is what mine looked like when completed- I used a hot glue gun for the skeletons, pumpkins and spider:

Pumpkins and Skeletons

And spider

Well, this is my SPOOKY wreath!  It was about $15 to make this- which I think beats the $29.99 that I was seeing in stores, plus it's homemade :)  We'll have this for years!  The frame I made (see THIS POST) is now on the wall and this hangs on our door!  Hope you like it!  What have you made?  Leave me a comment!  I'd love to check it out :)  Come back tomorrow to see what I did with my leftovers!  Yes!  I had leftovers!!!

Thanks!  Kim


  1. WOW, Kim, I love it. Not only did you save money, but there's such a sense of accomplishment that comes along with making your own decorations. Especially when someone asks "where did you buy that?" Thanks for visiting me, so happy to have visited back.

  2. Hi Kim, I'm happy to follow you back. I love these Halloween decorations, such a fun time of the year. My Mother and Sisters are big time stampers, they love it. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This is a fun project! I really like those purple pumpkins and those black flowers. I know exactly what you mean about trips to the "city" since I am 50 miles from any craft stores! lol