Halloween Wreath DIY Tutorial-Less than $20 To Make

Halloween Wreath DIY Tutorial-Less than $20 To Make


Halloween Wreath DIY Tutorial-Less than $20 To Make

This Halloween Wreath turned out amazing!!!! I was so happy with it that I stopped in the middle of making my own to make one for my sister for a birthday present–So you will find photos of her wreath and mine in this post.  I was inspired by a wreath my cousins made completely from dollar store items.  I built on their idea, but added more ribbon, deco mesh, and a crazy mad hatter hat for my dollar store skeleton.  I will also be posting their wreath as well in a later post.  All the wreaths are amazing.  The glitter mad hatter hat is my own design.  You can print the image below for the Mad Hatter Pattern/Template.   90 percent of my supplies came from the dollar store.  The deco mesh ribbon I got from Joann’s, and these are currently on sale for 50 percent off in the halloween section.  I hung the Halloween Wreath in my entry, right about my entry table.  It really stands out.  This was an easy craft that I worked on over a couple days.  You could easily get it done in one day, however I split it up to allow drying time for the glitter mad hatter hat.

Nearly everything came from the dollar store.  The skeleton, wire wreath, butterflies, clear bulbs, wide and thin rolls of ribbon, floral and craft wire–all from the dollar store.  Don’t spend a ton elsewhere.  You really can make a beautiful wreath from dollar store items.  Don’t be afraid to get creative.  I did buy the deco mesh at Joann’s because I wanted to make sure I had plenty of bulk, but other than that, you should be able to find all you need there.

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Supplies You will Need:

Wire Wreath

1 Roll of deco mesh ribbon–Burlap color

4 rolls of wide wire ribbon

2 rolls of 1 inch wide ribbon

floral wire

craft wire

1 piece of cardstock for Mad Hatter Hat

clear Christmas bulbs

Assorted Scrap book paper to fill Christmas bulbs

Glitter

Wood Sign with your favorite Halloween Phrase

Skeleton, butterflies, owl, and any other crazy halloween decoration you want to add.

Mod Podge

  1. Cut the burlap colored deco mesh into strips, and make each strip into a roll (roll it up like a sandwich wrap…you know…the ones you eat).   Then in groups of three, wire those rolls together.  Then take the bundle of rolls, and wire them around the outer edge of the wreath.
  2. Take the ribbon, wide and 1inch and cut into pieces varying 6-10 inches, tie the center with wire, and wire the ribbon in (see the photo, you want the ribbon to form a v-shape with both sides facing up…wire it in.)
  3. You can also form rings out of the wide ribbon (see photo), and wire in the rings.
  4. Be creative, fill in gaps with ribbon rings, or ribbon “v”s.    Make sure you cut the ends of the ribbon so they have a pretty v-tip.
  5. Cut 1 inch strips of scrapbook paper, roll up the strips, fill the bulbs.
  6. Take thick craft wire, wrap it around a marker or something thicker than a pencil, form a spiral–then slide off the wire, and hot glue a black butter fly to the end.
  7. Follow instructions for mad hatter hat below.
  8. Hot glue mad hatter hat to skeletons head, attach skeleton with wire, bulbs with wire, and wood sign with wire…also use whatever hot glue may be necessary to do this…glue wire if necessary to the back side of your sign, then attach it to the wreath.

Be creative!   This is your wreath.

Directions for the mad hatter hat:

  1.  Cut out pattern…you should have 4 pieces–The tall cylinder part, the top circular part, and two pieces that are the brim.  The tabs around the edges of the pattern are just for extra support for gluing to support each piece against the next.
  2. USE HOT GLUE.   First Hot glue the cylinder part together, beginning at the lower half first (use the brim as a guide for size.  Don’t glue the cylinder too skinny, or the brim will have gaps).  Then use the top piece as a guide for the upper part of the cylinder, if you glue the top too narrow (you can trim the top down if this happens).
  3. So, apply the top piece to the cylinder, and then glue both brim pieces together, and then apply the brim to bottom of the cylinder…..there are two pieces for the brim just to add extra stability.
  4. Coat the outside of the hat with mod podge completely and evenly, and then sprinkle it with glitter (I prefer extra fine glitter…it looks better).  Don’t touch it at all after  you apply the glitter or you will mess up the glitter.  Let it dry on a bottle.

*I may end up doing a video tutorial for this eventually.  It’s really not that hard, but easier to explain in a visual.   I made the pattern for the hat myself on my computer.  I’m no mathematician, so it’s not perfect, but it still makes a good looking hat.

Step Into Fall…Halloween Mod Podge Wood Craft Sign

STEP INTO FALL…Halloween Mod Podge/Decoupodge Wood Craft Sign

Step Into Fall…Halloween Mod Podge Wood Craft Sign

Okay….it’s that time of year again!!! I love fall because I love HALLOWEEN!!!!! It’s my favorite holiday!  One of my cousins introduced me to a wood craft shop here in Saint George…btw, if you haven’t heard, I moved.  It was a fast move and I haven’t touched my blog in months, but I promise, I will update all of that very soon!   The woodcraft stores in Saint George are TheWoodConnection.com  and WoodCreationsCrafts.com–one of these stores is dangerously close to my house.   I’ve already been to both of them.  They are both great!   The craft you will see today has wood supplies from Wood Creations.  The scrapbook paper came from Joanns.  I already have tons of scrap book paper to last me a lifetime…So….plan on seeing more Halloween crafts out of wood from me.   This craft is my own design.  I just pieced together some of the wood cutouts I found at the store and created my own design.  You can choose from their designs, however, I have stuff in my head that I have been dying to make for years.

I love the halloween quote I used.  I found it on Pinterest.com, and I have been saving it for several years and planning to do SOMETHING with it.   Well here you go….I love this design!  It turned out awesome!  I hope you will be inspired to make your own.  On a side note, this is a dual sided sign.  On the backside I put a Thanksgiving quote.  So when thanksgiving comes, I can minimize all the work it takes to take down decorations and put new ones up.

DIRECTIONS FOR CRAFT

You will need:
Modge Podge
Paint Brush
Scrap Book Paper
Acrylic Paint/Craft Paint
Wood Box and Wood Banner Cuts, Wood Knobs, and Wood letter “H” for decoration
Glitter
Vinyl Quotes
Rhinestones for Bling
Wood Glue

Directions:

1. Mix your acrylic paint with water…about 6 parts to 1 part. Paint the entire box, knows, and wood banner pieces with the water/paint mixture and allows to dry. Apply as many coats as you desire. Allow to dry.

2. Line your your box with scrap book paper. I used two different color schemes…newspaper print, and black and brown pattern. Coat backside of paper with Mod Podge first, and then line the box. Allow to dry completely before coating the top of the paper with Mod Podge to seal it. This will prevent bubbling.

3. After the paper coat dries, add the wood banners. I used regular wood glue to glue these pieces down. Then coat with mod podge to seal.

4. Glitter “halloween” and “knobs”. Use a coat of mod podge and then sprinkle with glitter (glitter pieces go on last, and they do not need a coat of mod podge over the glitter. If you coat the top of the glitter with mod podge, they will lose their sparkle.

5. Add your vinyl phrases. Add your glitter pieces. Then bling out with rhinestone pieces.

That’s it. I did all this over a couple days. To allow drying. It is easily possible to do it all in one afternoon.



FREE Printable Pumpkin Fall Halloween Tags

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CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FREE PRINTABLE HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN TAGSprintablepumpkintags
FREE Printable Pumpkin Fall Halloween Tags

This is another free printable for you! I recently made these tags for a Relief Society Activity at my ward. I cut them out and put them on mason jars wrapped with ribbon. We used the mason jars for conversation starters. These free printable tags would be great to use on plates of cookies you deliver to your neighbors and friends during the holiday season as well. Be creative!!! I will try to post a few fun cookie recipes later on if I get the chance. Please send me pics if you use these tags….I would love to share it on my blog. Happy October!!

FREE Printable All Hallows Eve Banner

FREE Printable All Hallows Eve Banner
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FREE Printable All Hallows Eve Banner–A Spooky Mantle Piece
Who loves Halloween????  I do.   This is one of my favorite paper crafts I have made to date.   It is so much fun! It is my own personal, custom design printable banner–and it’s FREE.  I hope you love it as much as I do.  I made this All Hallows Eve Banner a few years ago, and I had so many friends ask to make one, that I have decided to put together a custom, designed printable version. I would suggest that you use a heavy weight cardstock to print the banner, and also I would have it printed at a printshop so you have the highest quality. Just cut it out, and hot glue it to some ribbon, or punch holes in it, and draw the ribbon through.

Please send me pictures if you end up using this printable banner…I would love to post them on my blog.

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FREE printable all hallows eve banner

FREE printable all hallows eve banner

This is a banner one of my friends made. It turned out amazing, as did her mantle. She custom designed her wreath as well. I love all the fun colors she used!

FREE printable all hallows eve banner

FREE printable all hallows eve banner

FREE printable all hallows eve banner

FREE printable all hallows eve banner

FREE printable all hallows eve bannerThis is the All Hallows Eve Banner I made for my fire place.  I love it! It has on electric feel to it.

FREE printable all hallows eve banner

FREE printable all hallows eve banner

FREE printable all hallows eve banner

FREE printable all hallows eve banner

FREE printable all hallows eve banner

This is another upclose of the All Hallows Eve banner my friend made. She used different colors than I did! Hers turned out beautiful. The printable banner will have slightly different backgrounds because we used assorted colors of card stock paper from Joanns to complete these. Please be sure to send me a pic if you print your banner…I would love to post a picture of the printable version on my website.

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Christ the Lord Free Printable

Christmas Is about our Savior, Christ the Lord– Free Printable

Free Christmas printable, free download, Christ the Lord

Free Christmas printable, free download, Christ the Lord

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the opening of this holiday season, I try to keep in mind what Christmas is truly about. I have a decorative plate that my mother-in-law gave me that I display every year that says, “The Magic of Christmas is not in the presents, it’s in His Presence.” Nothing rings more true! I know that the Christmas season is so much more meaningful to me when I am focused on my Savior. I can truly feel a flood of emotions when I think about who He is…Wonderful, Redeemer, and Lord of Lords.  Those words are so powerful, and yet, they are just words. We truly cannot comprehend the magnitude of His mission, but the Christmas season is certainly a time that we can reflect on everything He was and is.

I had a lot of fun making this printable…and I even shed a tear or two as I reflected on these words. This is a free download from this link ChristtheLordPrintable1.  I have a large decorative, white frame that I like to display my printables in. I display the frame where it can be easily seen, and as the year passes, and the holidays change, I just switch them out. It’s a great way to decorate your home while also displaying a thoughtful message. I hope your home is filled with reminders of what this holiday season is truly about!

Paper Banner Christmas Decorations

A Paper Banner for a Christmas Tree

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Paper Banner on Christmas Tree, Silhouette Cameo

Use A Paper Banner for Christmas Tree Decorations

I typically hang my paper banners from my fireplace mantle, but this one looked so much better hanging from the tree! I downloaded this paper banner file from the Silhouette Store, and used my Silhouette Cameo for cutting. It’s a great way to update Christmas Tree Decorations, without a lot of hassle, and it’s affordable!    It was only99 cents for the download! If you want to add a little extra somethin’ to your Christmas Tree, try adding a decorative paper banner!