Happy Friday! It is one week from Halloween. I still have to put up my Halloween Cut-outs on my windows, but I did manage to finish up this fun wreath : )
There are plenty of tutorials and videos out there about how to make the base of a deco mesh wreath so I won’t go into too much detail. But I did take some pictures along the way of how I do it and wanted to share with you where I found the items for the wreath.
I use an 18″ wire wreath form. I have found that they are the cheapest at JoAnn’s with a coupon. (Bonus tip: if you are buying multiple items at JoAnn’s, they will take multiple coupons as long as they are different barcodes. They will also take competitor’s coupons). I use pipe cleaners to attach the deco mesh to the wreath form. I bought this particular deco mesh from Hobby Lobby when it was on sale. After making the wreath, it ended up being sort of see-through, I preferred the deco mesh I bought a couple of years ago for my personal Halloween wreath. Here is an old picture of it…it has more black than accent colors.
To begin making the wreath, I attach several pipe cleaners to the wreath form.
Next I attach the deco mesh to one of the pipe cleaners. I normally start on the outer loop, but I believe you could start on either.
Then you take a chunk, scrunch, and attach to the next pipe cleaner to get the bubble look. This is something you will have to play with until you get size bubble you want. It may help to watch a You-Tube video. Or just go for it and practice until you get it : P
Here is the outer loop complete. Always try to take a step back and make sure your bubbles are somewhat even.
Both loops complete! Keep in mind, that if there is a section you just could not get how you liked, that you can hide it with the wreath decorations.
Now it is time to decorate! I found the witch feet and broom at Hobby Lobby (they also had orange and lime green). The witch hat I actually found in the dollar section at the front of Target.
I had to separate the witch feet before tying them on the bottom of the wreath. I used floral wire and the existing pipe cleaners to attach the broom off to the side. For that hat, I stuffed the inside with grocery bags and used shipping tape to hold the bags inside. Then I used hot glue to attach the hat to the top of the wreath. (Keep in mind if you use hot glue and then put it in the attic, you run the risk of it melting). I found the rest of my wreath decorations (minus the tulle) at Michael’s, who in my opinion has the best selection of Halloween wreath decorations. You can use the pipe cleaners already on the wreath to attach the decor. Another option is to hot glue floral wire to the decoration and attach it that way. For the skirt, I simply tied the tulle that I bought from JoAnn’s onto the wire. The spider came with a little clip.
It really is up to you as to how much decor you want on your wreath. On my personal wreath I have a lot more (go big or go home right?!?), and I added the “Boo.” After adding all of the decorations on this wreath, I decided it looked a little bare. I found this cute little “Trick or Treat” sign at Michael’s and added it to the center. Voila!
Happy Trick or Treating!
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