Friday, September 28, 2012
Easy Halloween Wreath
I wanted to show you the Halloween wreath that I made for my front door. It looks pretty plain and basic, right? Well, check it out up close!
And even closer!
I got the idea from a Martha Stewart magazine two years ago, however, she used snakes. I used to see packages of snakes all the time at the dollar store and ever since I saw her wreath I have not been able to find snakes anywhere. Last week I was looking for snakes at Walmart when I found packages of spiders. I figured, why not! So I bought a cheap $5 grapevine wreath and a couple of packages of spiders.
I had the black spray paint in the basement so I didn't even have to buy that. Now I want you to know that I am not crafty at all! I want to be crafty and I admire women who seem to find the time to put together fabulous creations using a little imagination and an incredible amount of talent. It's not that I can't do some things; I can knit and quilt but I never have the patience to finish a project. I believe I come by that honestly though. My mother is still working on that baby sweater for my now 21 year old son. Maybe someday Mom!
Anyway, I digress. I hot glued spiders all over the wreath. I started by placing the big ones and then moved down to the medium ones and filled in all the spaces with the tiny ones.
I then spray painted the whole thing black.
One thing that I noticed when gluing on all the spiders was that I was making a huge mess with all the strings of hot glue. Then it hit me that they look just like spider webs. So, after the paint dried, I got out the hot glue gun again and, using a toothpick, I made hot glue spider webs all over the wreath (they were hard to catch in a photograph).
The whole project took very little time and, even better, very little money!
I think it looks lovely hanging on the front door.
Are you crafty? Have you made any Halloween decorations?