Saturday, September 11, 2010

Halloween Wreath

Last year I saw this beautiful Halloween wreath on the Making Memories blog and I decided that if I still had enough paper left from the Spook Alley collection that I would do something similar this year. I started this project a few weeks ago and worked on the paper rolls bit by bit. I think it turned out great! If you want to know more about how I made it, supplies and instructions are below detail photos.

Supplies needed:
  • Various 12x12 papers from the Making Memories Spook Alley collection
  • Spook Alley Trims and Treats
  • Spook Alley Die Cuts
  • 12 inch diameter foam wreath (the sample one was 8")
  • One roll of black tulle - 2" wide
  • toothpicks for placing ghosts and die cuts on wreath
  • Sequin pins for securing paper
  • Pencil
  • Paper cutter
Wrap tulle around the wreath, overlapping about half of each wrap around to cover the green foam. Secure the end of the ribbon with a sequin pin. Cut off excess and tie around the top of the wreath to hang it up.

Cut paper into 1/4" strips. Wrap each strip, tightly, around a pencil to form a coil. Secure each coil to the wreath, with a sequin pin, in a desired pattern. Continue until wreath front is covered.

Once all the paper coils are secured to the wreath, it is time to add embellishments. Secure a toothpick to the back of the ghosts and die cuts. I used scotch tape to do this. Then place the tooth picks through the coils in a desired location. To secure the bats I used an adhesive dot and stuck them to a paper coil.

Once you have everything where you like it, hang the wreath indoors. I think this would also be nice with Christmas paper and embellishments!


Michelle said...

Turned out really cute!

Spanishbeauty08 said...

I really like this idea! Maybe if I get some time I'll try to make one myself. About how many sheets of paper did you have to use? I suppose you don't *have* to have that collection, right? I could pick out my own as well?

Jennifer said...

You need about 6 sheets of paper. The paper I used was double sided so I could curl it either way for twice the variety. You can make it out of any paper. Let me know if you make one!

Noey said...

Oooooh! LOVE it!

Moni said...

I love this! I'm seriously going to try my hand at making something like this.. its super cute!

Sylvia said...

I love it!

Christina White said...

Oh my gosh I might just have to make this! So adorable. :)