Today we have a special treat! Kendra is writing a guest post! She is so crafty and is always very decorated for the holidays. I have never made a wreath before and can’t wait to try this one out! Enjoy the tutorial and feel free to visit Kendra’s page for more awesomeness!
Hi! My name is Kendra and I blog over at When’s My Vacation. Katie is my sister-in-law and blogging buddy so I wanted to give her a good craft post to share with all of you. Once I start crafting I usually go overboard and don’t stop until I have 2 or 3 or 4 of any given item. This way I can try different styles and mediums to get exactly what I want. Last week I made a spider wreath, and this week it is a skull wreath.
Halloween Skull Wreath
This might be my easiest wreath that I have ever made. It doesn’t require a lot of supplies, and the ones that you do need are very inexpensive. I finished it in under 15 minutes while watching football last Sunday.
- 2 rolls of ribbon – any kind. I used black and white wire ribbon because I had it on hand. You do not need to use wire ribbon.
- Hot glue gun
- Green floral foam wreath
- 1 bunch of plastic flowers – I used 4 out of 7 that came on the bunch
- Coordinating ornamental piece – I found a clip flower with a skull head at a local craft store ($1)
- Start by wrapping the ribbon around the foam wreath. I hot glued the edge to the side that I wanted to be the back and then just started wrapping at even intervals all the way around.
- Once the whole wreath is wrapped hot glue the end to the back side of the wreath.
- Next grab the flowers and decide the part of the wreath that you don’t like. Find a part that is wrinkly or bubbled up from wrapping. That is where you will want to start gluing the flowers. I cut most of the stem off of the flowers and I put the glue on the actual flower and then molded the flower around the wreath the way that I wanted it to sit.
- The last piece to add is the ornamental piece. I got a flower with a skull in the middle. I added this last piece on the exact opposite corner from the flowers to balance out the wreath. I put the hot glue on the back of the flower and then placed it on the wreath.
I choose not to hang this wreath with ribbon, although you could easily add some ribbon to the top to hang it. I hung it on the wall using large tacks and I like the look. It is a perfect layering piece to go behind other decor or to fill up the space.
Even though I like my wreath on the wall another way to display it would to put it on a plate stand on a side table or counter top. No matter how you decide to display your wreath I am sure people will complement you on your cute style.