Saturday, October 27, 2012

pinterest kitchen : holiday wreath

I've been wanting to make something Halloween-y for awhile. In the past 5 years of marriage, we have accumulated a lot of Halloween goodies, but none that are homemade. Although all the  random junk knicknacks are adorable, I really wanted to make somthing this year. After contemplating what would be the easist and fastest project, I decided to make a Halloween wreath. I got my inspiration from several Pinterst pins like this one and this one.


Here's what I did...

*Straw wreath from Amazon.com, fabric/mummy/cat from Joann*
 
I first cut (more like ripped) the light burlap fabric into strips of 3-4 inches and hot-glued it around the wreath.
 
 
Then, I made a bunch of fabric rosettes. Tutorials can be found here. This was probably the most time-comsuming part of the project, although it wasn't as painful since I was watching Survivor while crafting.
 
 
 
The rest was pretty easy. I tied the mummy and the cat on the wreath and printed "Happy Halloween" on white cardstock. I then used a needle and black thread to make the bunting.

 
 
 
 
I'm pretty proud of my result, considering this was my first try. This website also has a TON of different wreaths, if you are looking for more ideas and samples.
 
Happy crafting!
 


4 comments:

  1. First try???! You = rockstar. Wreaths scare me. SO, sooo cute. Excellent job!

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    1. Thanks! I really enjoyed making it. I'm going to swap the mummy/cat/Halloween bunt for a turkey/pilgrim for November.

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  2. You make the rosettes look so easy. Will have to try them again.

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    1. It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it.

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