Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween Throwback...Halloween Wreath

Here is a post I did last Halloween for my front door wreath. Enjoy...

I took a trip to Joanns today to grab a few things for a craft I am working on and came across a cute little sign. I didn't like the way it would hang so I decided to turn it into a wreath. I have never made a yarn wreath before but I figured I would give it a try. The weather was beautiful today, high in the 70s and pure sunshine. That is very rare in Michigan this time of year. I took advantage of Eliza's nap time and sat outside to make the wreath.

I grabbed my supplies:
  • The sign I liked
  • A hay wreath form
  • Yarn
  • A wreath hanger that isn't holiday/season specific so I can hang a wreath all year round
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors

I started with the wreath. I used a hay form in the past and I stupidly took the plastic off, it made a HUGE mess. This time I left the plastic on and it was much better. If I ever make a yarn wreath again I will just spend the money on a foam wreath form, the yarn kept snagging on the hay.

Grab your yarn and hot glue the end down to the form and start wrapping. I have no tips on the technique because I had to walk away from this a few times I got so frustrated. There must be a secret tip I don't know about because if you wrap a yarn wreath the way I did, no one would ever make one again.
Stick with it, you will eventually get there. My frustration also might have been with the neighbors dog who barked for the full hour I was outside...Anyway when you get to the end go ahead and glue down the end again. I then went through and did my best to make sure all pieces were covering the form. Once I had it how I wanted, I put some hot glue drops down to keep it in place. Make sure to put the glue on the back of the wreath so you don't see any of it against the black yarn.

I grabbed my sign and decided to cut the wire off that was originally there to hang it. I then placed the sign where I wanted it. I tipped it to the side a bit so the broom would be tipped up like it was flying. I placed hot glue on the three connecting points and let it dry. I then grabbed my wreath hanger and threw it on the front door. I am so happy to have a Halloween wreath out there, I love a wreath for every season and Holiday!

Let me know if you have any questions!!