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.

HALLOWEEN PILLOWS

HALLOWEEN PILLOWS

Assorted Halloween Pillows

Assorted Halloween Pillows

Halloween Pillows
If you didn’t know Halloween was my favorite holiday…then you don’t know me!!! I LOVE HALLOWEEN, and I’m a little obsessed with pillows. I like taking cute ideas and building upon them. For example. I love quilting…I love pillows…I love my silhouette cameo…add it all together and you have a whole bunch of really awesome pillows.

Halloween Velvet Witch Silhouette Diamond Rhinstone Necklace

Halloween Velvet Witch Silhouette Diamond Rhinstone Necklace

I made this first pillow a couple years ago. It has a black ruffle, and the witch silhouette is cut out of velvet fabric. I added a rhinestone necklace (which was a scrap I had from my wedding veil I made years ago). It’s always nice to reuse old things in meaningful ways.

Halloween Witch Boot Pillow

Halloween Witch Boot Pillow

Halloween Witch Boot Pillow

Halloween Witch Boot Pillow

I love how my witch’s boot turned out. Hindsights 20/20, but if I could do it over, I would have made it twice as large. I added green cording for the laces, and I used jingle bells to hold the cording in place. If you look closely…I added a little bit of bling just because I can…they have a purple rhinestone attached to each jingle bell. The colorful squares are scraps I pieced together, and the cording is a purple silk.

Owl/Fall halloween Pillow

Owl/Fall halloween Pillow

Owl/Fall halloween Pillow

Owl/Fall halloween Pillow

I made this owl a few years ago out of scraps. My little girls love it. I just drew an owl pattern, and stuffed it with batting. I added a baggie of rice to the bottom to make it weighted. It sits perfectly on the shelf.

Something Wicked Comes this way quilted halloween scene pillow

Something Wicked Comes this way quilted halloween scene pillow

Something Wicked Comes this way quilted halloween scene pillow

Something Wicked Comes this way quilted halloween scene pillow

Something Wicked Comes this way quilted halloween scene pillow

Something Wicked Comes this way quilted halloween scene pillow

This Halloween pillow is really fun! I custom designed the scene using glitter iron-on black vinyl and decals from the silhouette store. I love the phrase “Something wicked this way comes.” I custom made an iron rod sign with my last name, and we used rhinestones to add a little sparkle to the scene. The pumpkins hanging from the tree, and the moon in the sky are buttons from Michaels. They fit perfectly!

Undying Love Skeleton Monogram Pillow/ Halloween

Undying Love Skeleton Monogram Pillow/ Halloween

Undying Love Skeleton Monogram Pillow/ Halloween

Undying Love Skeleton Monogram Pillow/ Halloween

I love this one. It’s a little cheesy, but it suits me and my man perfectly. The phrase is mine…I came up with it all by myself, “Undying Love, Yours in Eternal Rest!” Awesome right! It has my husband and my initials on it. The skeleton heads are decals from the silhouette store. I love this halloween pillow…it’s so romantic..and spooky…and cheesy!!!

hocus Pocus quilted halloween pillow

hocus Pocus quilted halloween pillow

hocus Pocus quilted halloween pillow

hocus Pocus quilted halloween pillow

Who doesn’t love the movie Hocus Pocus! This is one of my favorite all time classics. For me, Halloween is all about the feelings it brings! Fun, Family, and Friends!!!!! and of course…every year we have to watch the movie Hocus Pocus. I added rhinestones here and there to bling out this Halloween Pillow!

Assorted Halloween Pillows

Assorted Halloween Pillows

O Holy Night Banner

O Holy Night Banner Free Download

O Holy Night Banner

O holy night paper banner

My favorite Christmas song is “O Holy Night,” and not just any version of O Holy Night, it is David Foster’s rendition sung by Michael Crawford.   If you have never heard this version of “O Holy Night,” it is an absolute must!  I always get the chills when he sings the final lyric “Noel.”  He hits this amazing high note, and there is a children’s choir singing in the background.  It’s been my favorite Christmas song since the album was released, which I believe was well over 10 years ago, so I don’t think I plan on finding a new song.  So, naturally, I had to make a banner for my mantle that was personal to me.

This is a one of a kind banner!  I designed the graphic file myself, and I used my Silhouette Cameo for cutting.  I am including a free downloadable cut file so that you can make the banner at home to display for the christmas holidays.  Make sure you “select all” and size the graphic all at once.  For each finished circle, I chose to size mine at around 5 inches in diameter.  I wouldn’t recommend going much smaller than that.

Here is the free PDF Oholynightbanner.   Select all, and copy and paste into silhouette software.  Select trace button, trace the images, and click trace and detach.

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cardstock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I bought my cardstock for half price at Joanns.   I selected cardstock over lighter weight scrapbook paper because it cuts cleaner on my machine.   I used four sheets of the plaid, 4 sheets of the green polka dot, 4 sheets of the cream stripes, 2 sheets of red glitter, and 1 sheet of black.

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cut cardstock for banner

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how to fold pinwheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once all your paper is cut, you will want to start folding your pinwheels on the seams like an accordian.  Its a lot of folding, but the 3 dimensional look on the banner is well worth it.

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Pinwheel pieced together

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pinwheel gluing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It will take two pieces to make one pinwheel.  Hot glue them together on both ends.

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hot glue pinwheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lay it flat, and fill with hot glue.  Top it off with one of your cut circles, and hold it in place until it dries.   I like to do the backside first because its okay if it ends up looking a little messy.

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Hot glue front of pinwheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then flip it over, and glue the other circle on.  This is the front side, and it looks a lot cleaner.

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foam stickers on banner, dimension

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wanted my green layer to pop out a little so that the banner has nice dimension.  So, I added these foam stickers on the backside.  I double stacked the stickers–using a total of 8 on the back of each green circle. You can purchase these foam stickers at Joanns.

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layered paper, foam stickers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This photo shows the dimension.

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glue letters with offset background

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glue your glitter letters on top of the black backing.  The black behind the letters makes them pop!

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finished paper banner pieces

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, glue the layers all together, and string ribbon through the green loops and the snowflakes.  A little tip:  I start from the center of the ribbon and work my way out.  So, for example, I string the letter Y, and the snowflake into the middle first, and work my way outward.  This helps prevent tangling and tearing.   Once you string the circles and snowflakes on, you want to move them as little as possible.

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finished O Holy Night Christmas Paper Banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a picture of the finished product!  Check back in to TheEverythingHousewife.com to see my Glowing Reindeer Ornaments!

 

 

 

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!