A wreath can make or break an entry way. Adding a little pop of style to your front door is just what the doctor ordered for fixing a boring exterior. There are wreaths for all seasons and occasions and Halloween should be no different.
I love browsing the pages and pages on Pinterest and looking at door wreaths for every season. It is amazing how much something so small can completely change the feeling of the house.occasion. This year, I thought our door needed a bit of sparkle and being that Halloween is near by, I opted for a lovely black, ivory and purple wreath with lovely skeleton accents.
This project took about an hour and a half to assemble. It also resulted in tons of loose glitter all over our kitchen. (I know this sounds strange, but I actually love it when there is craft glitter all over the place!)
Here is what you will need:
A wire wreath frame in your desired size. (I did an 18in)
Black mesh ribbon
Some black spooky flower pieces (black roses, sparkly twigs, big black poof balls)
Dark purple floral pieces (sparkly, roses, spiky flowers, ect.)
Ivory flowers (I used mostly sunflower and orchid style flowers for these)
Mini Skeletons to glue to wreath
Sparkly Spooky Mesh ribbon for accents
Any other elements you would like to add
A few black pipe cleaners to make hanger and secure loose pieces.
For your convenience, here is a time-lapse of me making this:
What I did:
1. Wrap black mesh ribbon around the wreath form, just to start filling in.
2. Start adding flowers. Start with black and then add pops of color as you are going. To add the floral pieces, I just stuck the stems where I wanted them to go and wrapped the remaining wire around the wreath form.
3. Continue adding flowers until the wreath appears full. This is the main step. It takes a while to get things to look full. Remember to keep the overall design in your mind as you are going. I like to leave some bigger stems hanging up on the left side and down on the right side to add a little interest. Just do what looks good to you.
4. Use hot glue to add small leaves and flowers to cover up any wreath wire that may show through.
5. Arrange your skeletons on the wreath and use hot glue to secure them in place
6. Create a hanger in the back with a pipe cleaner or piece of wire by twisting on to the wreath form
7. Hang and enjoy! I would love to see your pictures as you create these!
So that is all there is to it! It may be a little time-consuming, but it is well worth it to create our own look that you could never find in a store (plus it looks 1000 times as amazing)
As a final thought, I would recommend shopping for the floral supplies at the dollar store at first and then buying some accents pieces at the big hobby stores. Floral can add up very quickly if you aren’t careful! For this project, I found all of the black and purple roses at the dollar store as well as all of the ribbon. (You can also check thrift stores for big bags of floral at a fraction of the price. Just make they are in good condition)
Thanks for looking! Be sure to ask any questions in the comments below and post all of your beautiful results! Check out our Halloween Mad Scientist Décor for more Halloween Decorating ideas!
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