I started working on this Halloween Wreath over a month ago. After completing my 4th of July straw wreath I knew I wanted to make one more but for Halloween and I think this Halloween wreath is even better than the original. It's so graphic with just the right amount of color. I promise though this is my last straw wreath... that I know of. It has so many different looks to it.
- 1 foam wreath form (you need one with a flat front, I found mine at the dollar store)
- yarn or fabric to wrap around the wreath form
- orange ribbon to hang the wreath
- approximately 70-75 striped straws (I ordered mine from Amazon)
- hot Glue
- 1/2 yard of tulle (optional)
- small straight pins (optional)
- 4 different pieces of scrapbook paper- 2-3 pieces of black cardstock
- vinyl letters
- Halloween stickers
- scrapbook tape
- hot glue
Step 1: Wrap your wreath form in yarn or fabric. I used left over muslin strips I had from my ruffle tree skirt. Place a small dot of glue every few wraps to help keep it in place. (Fabric takes far less time than yarn)
Step 2: Glue your orange ribbon to your wreath form on both the front and back. I did this because I ended up gluing my straws on top of the ribbon. Measure the ribbon to make sure the wreath hangs at the right length.
Step 3: Cut approximately 1 inch off half of your straws. I would have a few extra of each size so about 35-40 straws in each size.
Step 4: Glue your striped straws around your wreath form alternating between your two sizes. You want the ends to touch at the center of the form. A flat front wreath form is ideal because it gives you more surface in which to glue your straws to.
Then you just enjoy your work of art for three months:) I love that this wreath is so versatile. It would look great without the banner but also transitions nice from fall decor to a Halloween wreath. As it is made out of mostly paper is should be kept out of the elements.
When taking photos I wanted a white background and since our front door is brown that meant bringing my lovely wreath inside and there it shall stay. I decided that I think I need one indoor wreath and one outdoor wreath for each season.
I also discovered I love making decorations one season ahead because now I actually get to use my Halloween wreath for more than just a couple of days.
What kinds of projects are you working on? Have you stared working on any DIY Halloween ideas?