Friday, October 15, 2010

Whimsical Halloween Wreath You Can Create For Your Door

My House
Spider Halloween Wreath Hand Made By Me!
What you will need
Large twig wreath from craft store (Micheals)
Black Paint
Black spray paint
White paint
Hot glue gun
Sponge for distressing effect
Wooden Halloween sign (mine says trick or treat)
Spiders (large, small, glittery spiders)
Cheese cloth
Halloween inspired ribbons (I used black, white and orange)
Glitter paint (Silver glitter)
Spider web for back of wreath
Orange fall leaves
White and black tulle fabric
Small battery operated halloween lights to string through wreath (optional)
Instructions For Spider Wreath
So now take all those yummy ingredients and get creative!  There is no right and wrong, just lots of fun to do!  First I spray painted the wreath black (let dry).  Then I used a lot of hot glue to add decorations to the wreath.  One suggestion is to put on those cheap plastic doctor gloves while aging the fabrics.  I put a little bit of black paint on my gloved hand and mushed up the fabric between my hands giving it a decrepit look.  I then tied it around different parts of the wreath tearing the edges for a better effect.  For the sign, I distressed that with a sponge and paint by dragging it across.  I also used glitter around edges too.  I then embellished with spiders and leaves and whatever else looks creepy!  I made this wreath about 6 years ago.  It is still holding up well.  It doesn't matter if it gets old and worn out looking, it just adds to its charm!  I hope you take on a fun and easy project like this! (I have made others and may post them too).  

Have fun!
~jamilyn

{Halloween Spider Wreath hand made by Living It At Home, Photo's via me}

13 wonderful comments:

Scientific Housewife said...

Wow, what a great wreath!

Erica @ Decorica said...

So cute! I love the spider and web in the center, great touch.

VictoriaArt said...

Terrific! What a great idea! You are so creative!
Have a lovely weekend, Jamilyn!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Oh so cute! My daughter would love this, she loves creepy things.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh wow its absolutely fab!! very well done!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

this is a great wreath, and i love your blog;)

Design Elements said...

very cute! happy weekend

Mary said...
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Mary said...

Oh, this is so great! Love this! Thanks for the great directions!

Great blog; happy I found you!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

Karena said...

Jamilyn, I love it, just spooky and fun enough!!

Be sure to come and enter my fabulous Giveaway from Metis Linens!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

pve design said...

What a welcome Halloween home!
pve

Desiree said...

Looks really good, great job!

Splendid Willow said...

Jamilyn, I should have come here first for inspiration! I knew it! You are always so creative.

A wonderful Halloween wreath.

ox, Mon