Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halloween Glam Wreath Tutorial

This is my newest wreath creation. It's my Halloween Glam Wreath and it was pretty easy to do!  You can see more pictures here.




Step 1:  Gather your supplies. You will need 1 wreath form, about a half a yard ( maybe less) of white linen fabric cut into strips (I varied my lengths and widths), several long, wider strips of any white  fabric, glue gun, black/white/gray embellishments such as flowers, beads, etc., black thread, and 1 black glitter foam sheet.




Step 2:  Using your thicker, longer strips, start wrapping your wreath completely.  Secure every so often with hot glue.





Step 3:
Begin tying your smaller strips randomly around the wreath to create the look of mummy wrappings. I secured each tie with a small bead of hot glue so they would stay put. I varied where I tied the knot on the wreath, some are tied high and some are low.






Continue tying until you achieve the look you like. I ended up with strips every inch or so all the way around the wreath.

Step 4:  Glue on your embellishments. Lay them out first on the wreath before you glue to find the placement you like best.




Step 5 & 6:
Find a bat silhouette. I found one I liked on Google Images. Print, cut out, and trace on the reverse side of the glitter foam sheet. Cut out. My glitter foam had a adhesive back.  So I peeled it off after cutting it and I stuck it onto a length of thread. I then hot glued the bat to the thread to ensure it doesn't fall off.  Next I tied the thread to the wreath in between the strips so the tied part was hidden by the fabric. Then I put a bead of hot glue on the back to secure it to the wreath. And done!





If you make one too I'd love to see it!  Are you working on any Halloween projects?

Cheers!
Jenny

5 comments:

  1. Jenny, this wreath is fabulous and the "glam" title is perfect! Pinned!

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  2. I love this wreath! Very, very artsy and will look wonderful on your front door...or on a dark wall inside the house.

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  3. Adorable!!!! New to your site still looking all around with my cup of coffee!

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  4. Beautiful wreath!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  5. This is FABULOUS! I love the black and white!
    I'd love for you to link up to my first Fresh Friday Link Party!
    http://www.releasemecreations.com/2011/10/fresh-fridays-link-party.html

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