Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fun-loving Halloween Wreath

I have seen a ton of tantalizing Halloween wreaths out in blogland this year.  I have a perfectly good Fall wreath that I put out every year for the entire season.  It has fall leaves and a scarecrow, so it works equally well for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  It really is fantastic, but I'm just starting to get a little tired of it.  And these new wreaths have been so cute.  When I realized that over half of my Halloween board on pinterest was wreaths, I decided to do something about my wreath craving.
Here are a few of the wreaths that have really caught my eye this season.
furry eyeball wreath
http://craftysisters-nc.blogspot.com/2010/09/eyeball-halloween-wreath.html
Fabric wreath
http://sugarbabyboutique.blogspot.com/2011/10/halloween-month-begins.html
eyeball wreath
http://ohmydeer.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/diy-halloween-eyeball-wreath/
Yarn and Bat wreath
http://eighteen25.blogspot.com/2011/09/todays-guest-just-girl.html

My absolute favorite is this cutey.
Halloween eyeball wreath
http://lalabliss.blogspot.com/2011/09/gaudy-halloween-wreath.html
I just love this one!  And its all dollar store stuff.  I decided to use this wreath as my inspiration. So, I ran over to my store and see if I could find everything.
That's when I ran into Hilda the Witch.
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Once I saw her, I knew that my wreath would take a small departure from my inspiration to include a witch on a broomstick. So, along with Hilda, these are the other purchases I made at the dollar store.
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I wasn't sure how many packs of eyeballs to buy.  I bought 6, (12 eyeballs in each pack) but I only ended up using 3 packs.  My wreath has an 18in diameter.  First, I sprayed the wreath black.
While I was waiting for the wreath to cure, I tackled Hilda's refashion.   Then, I glued on Hilda onto the bottom of the wreath.
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I added Spanish moss all around.
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Added my Happy Halloween sign. 
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I know I could have cut out my own letters and then decoupaged cute paper onto them.  The finished product would be one of a kind and probably cuter than what I currently have.  But the power of a speedy craft totally won the battle today.  It was nice to just be able to grab the sign and glue it on.  I was actually able to finish the project during naptime!  What a shocker!
Finally, I decided to add a few eyeballs and a few plastic bugs.
The boys helped me glue them on.  I had no real pattern, I just glued.
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This wreath just makes me laugh when I see it.  It's just kinda fun!  It's tacky, kid-friendly, and full of Halloween cheer.  It isn't a wreath that says "I'm a grown-up with a house decorated as such."  This wreath screams, "I am a kid!"  Halloween is my favorite of the "fun" holidays.  Seriously, what is better that getting to play dress-up, gorging on junk food, and begging candy off the neighbors?  Yup, for such a fun-loving kid-friendly holiday, I needed a wreath to match the mood.   And this is what I get to enjoy everytime I look at my front door!

I'm linking up to these fantastic parties this week!

3 comments:

Camille said...

Thank you so much for featuring my wreath!! I love the one you chose, turned out super cute :)

Melissa - LaLaBliss.blogspot.com said...

Great Job on your wreath and finding that witch! They didn't have that at my dollar store! Dang. And I love the moss - perfect touch!

Lindsay Mecham Hyatt said...

Absolutely love your wreath Leslie. What a great idea to refurbish that tacky witch--your end result was so darling. I love, love, love the eyeballs. Fun and perfectly creepy for Halloween!

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