Do It Yourself: Halloween Wreath

by tatiana on October 15, 2012

DIY Halloween Wreath | by Tatiana Jimenez | www.tatianajimenez.com

Over the last year or so, I started the loose tradition of creating a seasonal wreath to hang on my front door. I say “loose” tradition because up until yesterday, the wreath I made for Fall of 2011 was still up. But, who cares! Now a cute Halloween wreath hangs in its place. Here’s how I made it.

Supplies:
Scissors
Hot Glue
Elmer’s Glue (or a Glue Stick)
Foam Wreath
Cardboard
Chunky Black Yarn
3 Kinds of Fabric
Tulle (I used black and white)

Step 1: Tightly wrap your chunky black yarn around the foam wreath. If you have thinner yarn (like a worsted weight) that’ll work just fine, but it will take longer. Every three inches or so I would place some hot glue on the foam (in the back — I’d advise against glue or strings visible in the front) to secure the placement of the yarn. The foam can be slippery — we don’t want to leave any gaps.

DIY Halloween Wreath | by Tatiana Jimenez | www.tatianajimenez.com

Step 2: Locate some cardboard. I made frozen pizza for dinner that night and decided that the circular cardboard that lives under the pizza would be perfect. Proceed with drawing an easy bat shape on a piece of paper. Cut it out and trace that onto your cardboard. Make three.

DIY Halloween Wreath | by Tatiana Jimenez | www.tatianajimenez.com

Step 3:  Grab your three different fabrics and using very little Elmer’s Glue or a Glue Stick, place the fabric onto your cardboard bats. Let the glue dry. Then make cuts around the fabric to make folding over and hot gluing your fabric a little easier… we want to make sure we’re able to see the shape of the bat.

Step 4: Make bows out of your tulle (sorry I forgot to take photos of this step!). I did this by folding my yard or so of tulle twice, then cutting a strip about 6 inches wide, cutting the folds on the ends and then tying the middle once.

Step 5: Hot glue the bows to the back of the bats. I have two solid color bats and one in a bone print fabric. I used white for the two solid colored bats and black for the print.

Step 6: Hot glue the bats to your wreath. You can place them anywhere you’d like, but I liked the way they looked at the bottom of the wreath.

Step 7: Tie a small piece of yarn in a knot and hot glue it to the back of your wreath at the top.

DIY Halloween Wreath | by Tatiana Jimenez | www.tatianajimenez.com

Step 8: Hang your wreath and wait for compliments from your neighbors!

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cathy October 20, 2012 at 10:50 pm

bad to the bones… ba-ba-ba-bad.. to the bones.

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KaDee October 7, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Could you maybe use some Halloween themed tissue paper instead of the fabric? Maybe if you layer it? I figure tissue paper would be cheaper and you could get a variety pack.

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tatiana October 18, 2013 at 12:14 pm

That’s a great idea! I just had a bunch of fabric on hand, so that’s why I went in that direction. The tissue paper could totally work!

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