First of all, I can’t believe it’s already October. It’s such a great month. I could live in October and November permanently. They’re the best. This month we’re making Halloween or Fall wreaths with a global influence.
My wreath literally just happened. I was sweeping or cleaning out a closet or something way more important and LIGHT BULB!
I remembered that I had this amazing African wax block print fabric in the craft closet. I got it from a friend who went on a mission trip to Togo which is a country in West Africa. Talk about global, right?
I don’t really do much to decorate for Halloween, I’m much more of a Fall person. Plus that’s one less thing to decorate for..Less work. This fabric, though, just fits perfectly for a Halloween themed wreath.
I already had the fabric, a thrifted wreath, and a few little chip board pumpkins, so I set out to make a very quick, very free, and very cute (because I don’t do spooky) Halloween wreath for our newly painted front door.
|Door color: Sherwin Williams ‘Foxy’|
First I laid out the fabric and cut it in one long strip. To do that you cut straight down one side and before you get to the end, you cut the same thickness starting from the other side.
Does that make sense? Like this:
It’s a way to get a really long strip and not have lots of smaller pieces. Either way would work…this is just my lazy-crafter way.
With that one long strip of fabric, I wrapped it around the wreath and made it stay put with hot glue. Really, what would I do without that stuff?
I paid no attention to unfinished edges or frayed fabric. I like that look. Seems simple and not fancy at all. Just my style.
I had a thicker piece of fabric left over. About 12″ thick by a few feet long. I tied it in a big knot around the wreath.
Then I just took the ends and tucked them under to make a ginormous, Texas-sized bow.
Again, hot glue to the rescue, I just hot glued the ends so they’d stay secure from underneath.
Last Halloween I bought these little chip board pumpkins in the dollar bin at Target probably. I had Nickerbean 2 paint the backs black. This is a great way to include your kids in crafting. Since it was chip board, I didn’t have to worry about her getting outside the lines or whatever. And if she missed a spot, I just covered it up later. Maybe you’re thinking I’m mean for even covering up her work. I don’t “fix” their projects. Just if they’re helping me with mine.
Anyway, I wanted the face to stand out so at first I took some white felt and lined the back.
At the time I thought there was white in the fabric. There isn’t so I
switched and lined the pumkin’s features with the background color of
To hang it, I have a ribbon stapled in at the top of the door.I pull the ribbon through the center of the wreath and attach it the end of the ribbon to itself with a safety pin. Super classy.
The day I took these pictures it was a heat index of 103 out….How’s that for Halloween decor weather?
I hope you find the concept of this wreath helpful. They don’t have to cost a ton of money and/or take a lot of time. This huge bow would look so cute with any fabric or for any holiday.
I just love this entryway situation now… So glad I updated it.
Also check out these beauties from the Global Styler gals.
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Thanks for reading, friends!