Thursday, September 29, 2011

Spooky Door Decor

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.

I started off with a coat of black spray paint on the wreath form.  This helped to conceal any missed spots with the Fun Fur.  It actually looked like it was wrapped in a black garbage bag!  To affix the Fun Fur, I wrapped and wrapped and wrapped and wrapped and wrapped...

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.  



  1. Cute, cute, cute! And really classy too!

  2. Very fun idea! So creative it!

    Hugs Giggles

  3. That is the cutest wreath! I saw those spider picks at Hobby Lobby and didn't buy any. I will have to go back now! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. love your wreath how fun to greet your guest with a bit of fright come see me at