With Halloween only 39 days away (can you tell we're excited in our house???), William and I decided it was time to start decorating!!! For the last couple of years, our Halloween wreath has been a ninja yarn wreath that I had made for Will's first birthday. While cute, and Halloween-looking enough (it was black . . . ), I decided that it was time for us to pull out the big guns and make an actual, spooky Halloween wreath. And with a little help from Hobby Lobby, the dollar store, and Will, I think it turned out great! Here's what we did . . .
We bought a wood wreath from Hobby Lobby (don't forget to print out your 40% off coupon before you go!). I couldn't find an image of this particular one online, but it was a little pricier than the grapevine wreaths, which are only about $4.99. They would have worked fine, but I liked the look of this one and the fact that it didn't have dried leaves stuck to its branches still like the grapevine ones. Anyway . . . we bought our wreath, brought it home and spray painted it black! I used a glossy finish, but whatever you have on hand would be just fine.
After letting the paint dry, we got to glueing. I realized afterwards that I forgot to take pictures of the supplies that we used before I glued them onto the wreath, so I'll do my best to show you the details. First I made a big loopy bow out of some black mesh ribbon that I found at Hobby Lobby.
After attaching it to the wreath with some floral wire and glue for good measure, I glued the black crow right above/behind it. I bought the crow from the dollar store (they have the best Halloween decorations that you will think look so tacky, but end up working perfectly!!!).
We also bought a couple of packages of large black spiders, and a package of assorted plastic creepy crawlies from the dollar store. So, after placing everything where I wanted it, I just glued it all down!
I was planning on using my hot glue gun for this project, but since I had some E6000 glue in black on hand, I decided to use that and it worked really well. The only downside is that it takes quite a bit longer to dry than hot glue, but with it being black, and such strong glue I thought it was worth it.
Now go get your spooky on! Happy Halloween crafting!