Over the past month I have enjoyed seeing beautiful Halloween wreaths on Pinterest and my DIY blogs. I finally decided I’d like to try to make one too. I’ve never attempted wreaths before. They’ve always seemed a bit daunting, having to decorate in three dimensions, and without a pattern. But I decided my door would like a wreath for the season, and I settled on a theme. I wanted something that looked like the middle of a forest – dark and full of branches..and with a raven. I had seen some lovely decorations at local craft stores, so off I went last weekend to procure them and assemble my wreath. Unfortunately, there were no Halloween decorations for a wreath to be had – they had all gone on clearance and everything was nearly gone with still a week and a half till Halloween! I did find my raven, the only one left with an intact beak. I got the rest of the supplies from the floral section of the store and from the what I had at home. Here’s the finished wreath. What do you think?
I started with a grapevine wreath and added lots of twigs to it to make it look more like a gnarly tree. Then I spray-painted the whole thing black – not heavily, just enough to darken it. I found purple roses and cut them off the stems and hot glued them to the base of the wreath. I ran drizzles of the hot glue all over the wreath to give a bit of sparkle and to look like spider webs. I wanted to use the leaves from the roses, but they were really bright, so I rubbed them with a black inkpad to darken them and tucked them into the wreath. I stretched spider webbing over the wreath and along the back and hid 2 little spiders in the wreath. I hope you enjoyed my first foray into wreath-making.
Blessings to you,