I finally took my patriotic wreath off my front door a few weeks ago, and it has been bare (gasp!) until now. I had big plans for a Fall wreath idea that haven't quite materialized yet. Since there are just a few days left in September, I figured that I could get away with putting up a Halloween wreath now, and buy myself another month to work on my other idea!
This wreath was so easy to put together, although it was a bit time-consuming. The materials I used were a straw wreath form (left in the plastic), some Lion Brand Fun Fur in black, a thick, black satin ribbon, and these cute little spiders and bats that I found at Hobby Lobby.
You get the picture. I'm not going to lie; using the Fun Fur turned out to be a bit hairy (pun intended). It tangles very easily. If you are planning to do a project with Fun Fur or a similar type of yarn, I highly recommend wrapping it around something to keep it from tangling. I used a small piece of cardboard, about 1 1/2 x 6 inches, using it as a paddle. This really made the tedious chore of wrapping the yarn around the wreath form go much more smoothly.
I ended up using a little over 2 skeins of the Fun Fur to completely cover the wreath. If I were to do this again, I would probably wrap the yarn a little tighter, as I had plenty of yarn left over.
Once the wreath was completely covered, I was so pleased with how it turned out. In fact, I considered hanging it on my door right then. But my little Halloween creatures were too cute to leave behind. I wrapped the satin ribbon around the top and tied the bow when I attached it to my door. For the creatures, I trimmed the wires they were attached to, bent them and stuck them into the wreath at various places. Easy peasy.
I just love the finished product.
The little creatures are so whimsical and cute.
I think that my new Halloween wreath will be very welcoming to all of the cute little ghouls and goblins who come around on October 31st.