As I’ve said before, I like to surround myself with crafty people. Seriously, if I had more time, I could be more crafty. I mean really, I have a ton of ideas… I’m sure you have seen all of the lovely things, projects, places, and food that I post on my Pinterest account, right?
Well, my cousin-in-law aka my husband’s cousin, Jackie, posted this Halloween wreath on her Facebook wall last week. I might have replied, “Make me one and mail it, hahahahaha”. Well she replied, and wouldn’t you know it, she’s going to be in my town this week. So she’s making me one! Honestly, I actually have a STACK of Halloween fabric on my desk, right next to me. I bought it to make some Halloween bunting to put up somewhere. It’s not even October yet, so I’ve got some time.
But then I had a thought. Wouldn’t this wreath be perfect to put on my blog. So I had Jackie type up a little tutorial for me.
1) Wire wreath from Joann’s, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby (I used the medium size one – there are three sizes range from $1.99-$3.99)
2) About 1.5-2 yards of fabric in coordinating colors or all the same pattern (I used the quarter bundle Halloween prints from Joann’s)
3) Two Spools of coordinating ribbon
4) 2″ Satin Ribbon for bow or any other letters/tie on items for completion
How to Execute:
1) Cut your fabric into 1″ wide by 6-8″ long pieces (try a few pieces and tie on your wreath to see the length, depending on how long/shaggy you want it).
2) Cut your ribbon into to the same lengths (6-8″ long)
3) Start tying your fabric pieces and ribbon (double knots) in a pattern around your wreath. I recommend starting with your smallest inner ring and working your way out.
4) Tie all of your fabric and ribbon pieces so they are full and fluffy throughout your entire ring. You will want to push all of the knots as close together as possible so you do not see any of the wire wreath.
5) Finish with a bow or wood letters. I tied a simple satin bow and adorned with a green glitter spider (.99) from Walmart.