Beware! Semi-Scary Halloween Wreath

I’ve decided to be a complete trendsetter and go for the pink this year for Halloween.

I’m either going to start a whole new thing . . . or everyone is going to think I’m a goofball.
But hey, I’m ok with that.

So I’ve put together this super cute Semi-Scary Halloween Wreath to share with you.

Mr. F.T. says nothing is too scary if it’s made with a pink boa and netting. But I pointed out the crow.
Because um. . .  Crows Are Super Scary.

So we compromised and called it the Semi-Scary Halloween Wreath.

Would you like to make your own? Well, I’m going to tell you how anyway. :)

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A foam wreath base (Dollar Store – woohoo!)
  • Netting/tulle Rolls – I used 1 1/2 rolls
  • Boa or Boa ribbon (I bought the pink boa on a spool at Joann’s)
  • Wooden plaque
    (ignore the one in the picture. It was waaay too big. I used a small oval instead)
  • paint
  • sticky rhinestones
  • Scary Crow  (came from Michael’s)
  • Ribbon
  • Spider Bead

Start by cutting your netting into 13″ pieces. Yes. 13″. That’s semi-scary isn’t it?

Tie a netting piece into a knot around the foam wreath.

Continue tying the netting around the wreath, pushing it together to cover the foam.

Hot glue your boa around the edge of the wreath where the netting knots are.

Put your wreath aside for now. Get out your wooden plaque. Mine is from a school project of my son’s.

Yes. That says “Beauty Is Bacon!” It used to have a clay piece of bacon stuck to it.

I have a deep and abiding love for ric rac. He has one for bacon.
We have a wide variety of interests here.

Cover your plaque with white paint. Bye bye bacon.

Print out a piece of paper with your word on it – make it a little smaller than your plaque.

(If you have a handy dandy machine that does vinyl, you could use that to make your word. I don’t have one of those so we’re doing this old school.)

Flip your paper over and cover the lettering with pencil shading.

 Flip the paper back over and center it on your plaque. Trace your letters with a pencil.

 This will transfer a light outline of your letters to the plaque.

 Fill in the letters with black paint. I also painted around the side of the plaque.

 Now to bling things up a bit.

Add a border of rhinestones around the edge. These are sticky rhinestones so they’re super easy to put on.

 Add a bow and your crow. This crow has an alligator clip on the bottom so it just clipped to the ribbon.

Glue the bow to the plaque – a little off center.
I also added a little spider bead on a chain that dangles from the bow.

 Glue the plaque to the lower right side of the wreath.

 Make a bow to hang the wreath from if you need to. Cut long strips of ribbon and loop them, then pinch the centers together. Wrap them together with another strip of wired ribbon and glue that down. Make a small loop and glue that to the back to hang everything from.

Cut a strip of ribbon double the length you’d like the wreath to hang from and glue that to the back of the bow as well.

 Glue the bottom of the hanger to the back of the wreath. I also added in some stick pins to make sure it will hold.

 All done!

 I love that is says Beware. It’s so generic a warning.

“Beware – there is a Scary Crow guarding the door”

“Beware – there are ric rac and bacon lovers that live here”

“Beware – these people think pink is a good idea for Halloween decorations.”

It covers so many bases.

 

 

 Mr. F.T. also thinks it looks a little like a Halloween decoration at a bordello.
I kind of like that idea.

What do you think?

I’m entering this in the Halloween CSI Project Contest!

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Comments

92 Comments

  • Reply October 18, 2010

    Crystal

    too cute. featuring your wreath on my blog!

  • Reply October 20, 2010

    Sew Woodsy

    I still can’t get enough of this wreath! Please, please, please come over to SewWoodsy.blogspot.com for my first ever link party today! This would be a fantastic project to link up!

  • Reply October 20, 2010

    Amanda

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
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  • Reply October 28, 2010

    Julie @ Practically Spent

    Seriously very awesome what with the pink and all.
    Oh, and I LOVE the flamingo dressed as “E” showing off his blue suede shoes. My own (little) Momma is just on her way back from visiting Graceland. Big fan of Elvis…he was our wedding mascot ~ in a tasteful way, of course. ;)

  • Reply November 9, 2010

    Tonya Bredamus

    I’m not big on Halloween decorations, but this is so adorable. I am most definitely going to have this wreath on my door next Halloween :) Thanks so much for the detailed instructions!

  • Reply December 13, 2010

    Betsey at b.bar

    Hi there! I was so inspired by your semi-scary wreath that I featured a winter white version on my own blog today! Thanks to your great tutorial, this was so simple to make. Thank you for sharing!

    Betsey at b.bar
    http://www.bybbar.blogspot.com

  • Reply February 9, 2011

    Peggy

    Love your blog and love this wreath! You inspired me to make my own, Valentine’s Day wreath (I credited you in my blog)!
    Thanks, thanks!
    ~Peggy
    http://turnerfamilyx4.blogspot.com/2011/02/valentines-day-countdown-tulle-wreath.html

  • Love your wreath! Plan to share on my Halloween blog at

  • Reply December 8, 2011

    Jackie

    Gracias las ideas estan fantasticas, me gustan todos. Gracias por compartir.

  • Reply December 14, 2011

    Amber

    this wreath is absolutely gorgeous! I’ve just started getting ‘into’ them and will definitely be trying my hand at something similar to this one – thanks for sharing!

  • Reply September 29, 2013

    shanna

    Was wondering what type of glue did you use? Thanks & btw this wreath is awesome!! :-)

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