Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love the haunts, the decorations, the CANDY! I was so excited to decorate this year and found that my Halloween supplies were lacking. So I headed over to Dollar Tree and raided their Halloween selection, while I was there I saw the perfect fixings for a inexpensive wreath and thought I should make one and share it with you all! I only spent $12 out of pocket on this wreath! YES $12!!!!
- tulle ( 4 rolls)
- halloween ornaments (I used 5 packs)
- halloween string lights (2 packs)
- wire wreath form
- hot glue gun (not shown as I already own one.)
- hot glue sticks (you can buy these at Dollar Tree as well but I had pleanty at home.)
- batteries for the string lights (not shown as I had them at home.)
Halloween Wreath Step 1
String the Lights: If you are careful you can pop the oranmentoff the actual string of lights. I then wove them through the wires. I did not glue them down though because i wanted to be able to adjust them as needed later. I also spaced them so that they were all the way around the wreath in hopes of keeping it looking balanced.
Cut the tulle: I grabbed a book and wrapped the tulle ardoung the book and cut after I wrapped the whole roll. I choose a book that was about 9 inches and my tulle ended up being way too long. I would say you only need about half that but I will show you what I did with my mistake later!
Wrap the tulle: wrap the tulle in alternating colors around the outermost two rings of the wire wreath form. I put purple on the one closer to the inside and black on the ring on the outside. to wrap the tulle, fold it in half to form a loop, push loop under wire and pull ends through. Contiue until you have worked your way all around, I ended up with about two of each color in each section of the wire form.
Glue the ornaments: get that hot glue gun warmed up and ready to go! Open all your ornament s and play around with a genral idea of how you want them to lay.Then glue them to each other, let glue cool flip over and glue back side to wire wreath frame. I used a lot of glue because I don’t want this losing any ornaments.
Take a step back: With every project I do it goes through an ugly period, but keep going and then step back and take a look. When I stepped back I knew right away that my tulle was far too long. So I trimed it down until it looked right. I then took my tulle scraps and guled them into spots where my wreath felt a little bare. I that way I wasn’t wasteing anything!
Hang it up! If you want you can add a bow to the front or a ribbon loop to make hangins easier. I went back and added extra glue to the back just incase. Then add batteries and enjoy!
OH then clean up the glitter mountian….I wish I took a photo but Doug would have had a heartattack if he knew how much glitter was all over! So no need to provide any incrimianting evidance. hehe….