Sunday, October 7, 2012

Halloween Wreath Tutorial

Last night while I was at Hooby Lobby, I spotted this roll of Chevron Burlap!!!!  Now does it get any better than that?!  I thought it would make a perfect Halloween Wreath.  I also purchased the wire wreath form.  It was $3.99.  The Burlap was $10.00 for 15 feet, and of course I used my 40% off coupon.  So I could do this on the cheap!
Here's how I did it:
I used small clear hair elastics, and placed them about every 8 inches to "bunch" the burlap.

I then used floral wire to hook the burlap (where the bunches were made) to the wreath form, about every 2 1/2 inches.

It was cute!  But, not quite right.  It needed some oomph.   I had a roll of black sparkly tulle that  I thought could do the trick.  I attatched it, using the tails of the floral wire, on the inside and outside of the burlap.  Even though the burlap had finished edges, this made it look better. 

I was so happy!  However, if I had the choice, I would use regular tulle, because the shed of glitter drove me nuts!

I added some embellishments, using fabric, paper, felt, and stickers.  I sprayed the whole thing with clear gloss spray paint, to help weather proof it, and to keep the glitter from shedding as much.

I was able to finish this in a matter of about 3 hours.  Not too shabby.
I LOVE how it turned out!!!  Happy Halloween!

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1 comment:

Erica said...

I love it, too!! So super cute! Makes me wish I had a Hobby Lobby closer to me. All the more reason to come out to see you! :o)