I'll be the first to say I'm not very crafty.
My mom is. My sister is. I'm am not.
However, I decided to throw caution to the wind this year and attempt a DIY Halloween Wreath.
Turned out to be super easy, and found all the supplies I needed at Oriental Trading!
Here's what I used:
- Large White Foam Wreath - $6.99
- Black Tulle Roll - $9.99 (but there was TONS left over for future projects)
- Black Chevron Burlap - $8.99
- Spider Pumpkin PushIns - $8.99
Note: In the photos you'll see a few other items I also received from Oriental Trading that I planned to use in my wreath, but in the end I decided that simple was better.
The hot glue gun was my best friend in this project.
I started with just a little line of hot glue to attach the burlap ribbon, and began wrapping. Every inch or so, I'd add another line of glue to secure the ribbon on the back side of the wreath.
The next part I was slightly nervous about, since I'm not a bow making kind of girl.
However, a simple search online popped up quite a few results for "How To Make a Burlap Bow" and I followed the simple instructions.
Yahoo! A bow was made! Now all I had to do was hot glue the bow to the bottom of the wreath.
Not too shabby.
By this time, I was getting pretty excited about hanging this wreath on my front door, as I had never made a DIY wreath before!
The final product was classy, and not too scary, put placing the spider push pins, added an element of spook that was just right for my three little girls.
The spiders were a great touch for a Halloween wreath, for a home with young children were you don't want things to get TOO scary.................YET!'
I'm convinced that Oriental Trading has just about anything you need for decorating all year round, and also the supplies you need for making your own seasonal decorations!
It worked for me!