Halloween is just around the corner! I really wanted to update my halloween decor this year, but didn't want to spend a whole lot of money. This year, I decided to make myself, (with the help of my lovely mother ), a new halloween door wreath. So off to Michaels we went to grab some supplies. I ended up picking up some great skulls, ribbon, black flowers and purple berries, along with some purple leaves. I even got some purple bulbs too! Since purple is my favourite colour, I decided to use purple and black as my colour theme. I wanted to have some big focal items and some "filler" items on my wreath to make a nice full decor piece.
First we made a base! I decided I wanted something different then the regular circle wreaths, so we went with a long straight base. Next we wrapped and positioned the ribbon on the base and used a glue gun to glue it in place. This ribbon had a full black base of ribbon and some purple ghosts and bats.
Next I arranged all the decor pieces on the base to find the pattern that I wanted it to look like. This way without glueing them down now, they can be arranged to suit your taste. Then I moved them all off the base and set them to the side and started to assemble my wreath.
Starting at the top of the base, I placed my first piece, then went to the bottom and placed my second piece. Making sure to glue all the pieces on very well. I continued to place and glue down the rest of my decorations.
After I glued on my main pieces, I took a look at my wreath. There were still some sparse areas that needed some decorations. I wanted a "full" wreath. After taking a look at the wreath, I realized that I also needed another colour added, to give it a boost. I decided with silver and also added a few silver bulbs to my wreath with my purple ones, just to give it some dimension.
After feeling satisfied with the fullness of my wreath, it was time to add a nice bow on the top. I wanted it to be "less frightening" and "more friendly" I chose this black with silver strips ribbon, which actually went very well with me adding my silver bulbs to the wreath.
Taking a look a my final project, I'm very satisfied with the outcome. It didn't take too long to do and it was very inexpensive to make. So if you are looking for some inexpensive ways to update your current holiday decor, why not try making some! You will be surprised at how inexpensive it can be and how much fun you can have making your project.
I hope you liked the create and craft with me! Have you ever made any of your holiday decorations? If so, I would love to know what you made!
Until next time
Cheryl Ann xo