Thursday, October 3, 2013

DIY Halloween Wreath

I use to not really care about Halloween. Honestly, why would I? I'm to old to go trick or treating, don't have any kids and until we moved into our neighborhood I use to roll my eyes at those crazy apartment neighbors who would decorate for the ghoulish occasion. However, last October that all changed and I couldn't wait for the kids to come by our new home and pass out candy. Not surprisingly, I completely over bought and over paid for candy (this year, hello dollar store!), didn't realize that you should turn your outdoor lights on or even better, just stand outside, and definitely didn't have anything fun and friendly to show my "holiday" spirit. This year I'm actually going to add some Halloween decorations to my yearly fall decor and I'm very excited to post my first craft to my blog!

Halloween Wreath  
 
 
I will say while it's a decent picture of the wreath, It's so much better in person!
 
What You'll Need:
 
Grapevine Twig Wreath
Black Spray Paint
Glitter Spray Paint (optional)
Hot Glue Gun
Spooky Little Trinkets for Your Wreath
 
Step 1: Find a grapevine twig wreath. I found mine at JoAnn's for regular price $12 (always use a coupon to make it cheaper!)
 


 Step 2: I laid some old newspaper down to prepare for spray painting. Using a flat black spray paint, paint the wreath from several different angles to make sure its completely covered and let dry.
 
 
Step 3: Using Krylon's Glitter Blast Starry Night (JoAnn's), spray a light layer of glitter to give it a fun 3-dimensional look.
 
 
 
Step 4: Once completely dry, first glue on your words and secondly your spiders (hobby lobby). On the off chance that your trinkets have picks on the, as if to put in floral arrangements, use a pair of pliers to gently pull off, or if needed, cut off.
 
 
Step 5: Add a hook to display your wreath for all to see!
 
 
 
 

4 comments:

Elise@growcreative said...

This is such a fun wreath! It's taken me a while to get with the whole Halloween Decor thing too.

Navy Wifey Peters said...

I love the grapevine twig wreath, but I've never seen them in stores. I'll check our JoAnns to see if they have one. Anyhoo, this wreath is soooo cute! I love the glittery words.

Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

Mandy said...

Thanks Ladies!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Very cute!
Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse Party. I'll be featuring this tomorrow! :)