It looks like my house threw up Autumn. Or Autumn threw up on my house.
Either way, I got a lot of fall/halloween decor and not enough space to make it non-cluttery so even cutting out half of my decor my house STILL looks a little too decorated.
That is my excuse for not doing very many fall crafts. Maybe I should make stuff and then give them away on the blog…sound good to you? Sounds good.
Are you sick of Halloween wreaths yet? Here’s mine:
…gotta love using Photoshop brushes 🙂
|For this wreath I used a foam wreath form, white yarn, a piece of ‘sign-cut’ wood, and a red faux floral. Oh yes, and some plastic spiders, not shown.|
|And of course my lovely assistant. With some serious drool on those overalls.|
|I started by wrapping the wreath with the yarn, pulling it tightly. This took awhile.|
|When I was almost to the end, I trimmed the floral and jammed it in the foam.|
|Then I wrapped the rest of the wreath, covering the bottom of the floral. I didn’t cut the yarn though…|
|Since I decided to wrap it around the wreath in a spirograph format to make a web.|
|I then painted the sign black. Then I free-hand painted the white letters: “Abandon all hope ye who enter here” (from Dante’s Inferno) I was going to do vinyl but I just didn’t have time. Plus the free-hand gives it a much more old and creepy feeling. After I painted the white letters, I sponged on some black and then wiped it off with the same brush. And I used gray (the black mixed with white) to fill in the letters that you couldn’t see very well.|
|I also painted some of the gray on the yarn in the middle to add some dimension.|
|For a wreath hanger, I tied some muslin strips together and added a tiny bit of black paint.|
|Just tied it on!|
|And glued on these big scary spiders. (I would freak if this was for real!)|
|Here is my spooky wreath! And since I have so much Halloween stuff (and will probably do more next year) I made it so that when Halloween is over, I can just cut off the ‘web’, & remove the sign (which I just slipped in between the string) and have a plain white wreath with a pretty red floral! Perfect for something Christmasy or Valentines, I’m thinking?|
And because you love me, here’s a free printable for you:
Happy Halloween…in a few more weeks!