Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Wreath

Today I'm going to share my tutorial inspired by Flamingo Toes for a fun, fluffy
Halloween Wreath!

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Cute, right? Well, at least I think so...

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Supplies:
12 inch wreath form, any type will work great
Tulle - I used about 2 rolls
Feather boa
Decoration of some kind {this is optional}

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Step 1: Cut strips of tulle about 16-17 inches long. Lots of strips. Lots. Keep cutting strips, even if you think you have enough.

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Step 2: Start tying! Wrap the strip around the wreath and tie in a double knot, keeping the ends even.
I used two strips at a time because I could see the wreath through the tulle. The one on the left is doubled, the one on the right is single.

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Step 3: Tie strips close together, covering the wreath underneath. Tie in extra strips if necessary to cover any "holes".

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Step 4: Tie tulle strips on until you can no longer see the wreath form.

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Step 5: Next, carefully hot glue the boa along the tulle knots. Easy enough, right?

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At this point the wreath can be finished, but I wanted to add a little more.

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I found this on sale for about $1.50. It looks fine as-is, but it was a little too dark and hard to see on the dark wreath...

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When in doubt, add some glitter! I added a thin line of silver glitter glue around the edges of the sign.

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Brightened it up just enough, but still kept the dark sparkly-ness that's perfect for Halloween! I then attached it to the wreath with some hot glue and fluffed up the feathers around it.

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For the hanger, I removed the ribbon off the Beware sign, hot glued it to the back of the wreath and reinforced it with some pins. Perfect!!

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I just love this wreath!! So fun for Halloween!


28 comments:

  1. Hello, I am your newest follower via GFC from the Friday Friend Connect hop. Stoping by from Couponing From Florida to Michigan.

    http://couponingfromfl2mi.blogspot.com/

    Very cute Halloween wreath!

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  2. Hi -
    Thanks for hosting the hop!! I am your newest GFC follower. I hope that you can head over to www.indianacouponsavings.com and follow me too. You have a great blog! Keep up the great work. Thanks, Erin

    Also, Debs Dealz and I are hosting a month long Boo Hop. I hope that you can hop over and link up. http://indianacouponsavings.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-halloween-boo-hop-all-month-long.html

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  3. Purple - LUV
    Tulle- LUV
    Feathers- LUV, no DoUBle LUV!

    Thanks for sharing your wreath. I had just picked up a few wreath forms today with the thought of feathers. I am so in love with this wreath, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Love this!!! I love the tulle - but especially love the feathers!! This is my favorite Halloween wreath that I have seen on blogland. I am soooo pinning this!

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE! IT! Sorry to shout but it is gorgeous!

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  6. LOVE it Lindsay!! Great tutorial...love tulle with feathers and glitter! Totally Glam Halloween <3

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  7. What an awesome deal - great job! The wreath is gorgeous! I love the contrast in textures between the tulle and feathers. And the colors are so fun - great Halloween wreath! I'd love if you linked up to our Fall Wreath Craft Party this month!

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  8. I love the added purple feathers/boa. So fun! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up!

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  9. OMG Lindsay! I totally love this one! I'm gonna have to do one! Thanks for linking up today!
    Ellie

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  10. Love your wreath, Lindsay...unique and beautiful. Also versatile. You could do this for so many occasions, using the base wreath and interchanging the face materials. Awesome. I am following you, Lindsay, and look forward to return visits. I hope you will join me as well. Hugs, Gayle.
    http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com

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  11. Fab!! I love it! Please come and link this up on my Blog http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/ for Crafty Lassie Tuseday open today.
    Rose

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  12. Love your wreath! It looks like something you'd get in a specialty shop! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I like how you used glitter to make the word stand out more. It made a really big difference. My girls would love your wreath -they are big fans of boas. :-) I am a new Twitter follower from Show Me What Ya Got. Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  14. LOVE it! ANd I love the beware sign! I wish I had like 6 doors to my house so I could do all these fun wreaths!

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  15. Love your wreath. Saw it on Sumo's link party.

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  16. The wreath is gorgeous! The contrast in textures between the tulle and feathers are marvelous. And the colors are so fun to ordering, great Halloween wreath!

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  17. I love it! I never thought of using a wrapped straw wreath before! The styrofoam ones can get expensive!

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  18. I love it! Thanks for sharing at scrappy saturdays, this is being featured this coming weekend!

    candace

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  19. This is such a fun wreath! I would love for you to share with Blog Stalking Thursday at http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/10/blog-stalking-thursday-12.html

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  20. VERY cool! Love the boa, what a great idea!

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  21. Great idea to outline the letters. They look great with the definition! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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  22. Hi! I featured this here, pinned on Pinterest and posted on fb. Thanks for linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  23. new follower and sooo glad I am...what a cute idea!!

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  24. I love it!! Oh that silly cashier!!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!

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  25. Thank you for sharing on Blog Stalking Thursday. I have featured you on my fb page! Are you a fan? http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crafty-Blog-Stalker/162596350476029

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  26. I love this! You did such a great job and kudos on your savings. Too bad about that cashier. It's not like when you use a coupon it comes out of their paycheck ;)And who doesn't like to save money? I'll be featuring this on tomorrow's Thrifty Thursday Link Party!

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  27. Love the wreath. I really like purple and black for Halloween. Going shopping Thursday to buy the supplies to make this.
    Maureen

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