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Sunday, 21 October 2018

Spooky Goings On... How To Make a Wreath


It's October and nearly time for Halloween. It seems to be getting bigger and bigger each year, though we sadly don't get any trick our treaters down our street. I thought I'd make a wreath with this lovely  spooky fabric, bright orange with black pumpkins and black with sparkly silver cobwebs. I also picked up some orange ribbon with black bats.


I had some black pipe cleaners in with my felting stash so borrowed them for this project too and some small wire clippers so I could clip the pipe cleaners in half to use as wires to connect the fabric to the wreath base.


I scrunched up a strip of orange and black fabric and tightly wrapped a pipe cleaner around it.



The wreath base I used has 2 concentric circles, so I connected my little wrapped 'bows' each circle, packing them in quite tightly.


To sit on my wreath and add the spookiness, I wanted a big spider. I made 2 pom poms, tied them together and trimmed the bigger one to make it flatter underneath. I used my glue gun to stick 4 long pipe cleaners to be my spiders 8 legs and 2 large googly eyes. I used yarn to tie the spider to the wreath and hid the knot under the fabric 'bows'.


A long piece of ribbon tied to the frame as a hanging loop and a few more pieces to make bows. I'm really pleased with how it's turned out.



It's actually quite heavy, the frame I used was 14 inches, so quite big.



I thought as I'm talking Halloween, I'd show you these lovely pumpkins and gourds, all different shapes and colours, they make good decorations.




Anyone else making any halloween preparations?

Take care
xxx

39 comments:

  1. I love it. I'm in no position to do it this year but I think I will next year.

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  2. That's fabulous, you've done a great job with it. I'm not fond of spiders at all but I'll admit that yours is rather cute.

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    1. Haha, yes I think those big googly eyes make him less scary x

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  3. Oh you are so talented!!!! I'd never be able to assemble something like that. And it is sooooo cute! Yes, even the spider you used, is cute!!!!

    Oh yes, I do Samhain/Halloween here. I have the same decorations I have had for years. Bring them down and place them around. Not as many as in the past. But my mantle has Seasonal items on it, and our eating table. And I add to my all-year-round faerie lights! :-)

    I don't have any scary decorations. Nor do I use ugly witches. All my decorations are cute! Happy! Fun!

    I just don't get into the dark, scary, spooky stuff. Don't watch scary films either, which are abundant on tv, at this time of year. -shudddder-

    This is Final Fall Harvest Time. Winter is around the corner. Now is time to have a Feast and a Holiday and have fun. November 1st begins the Season of Hibernation. Hibernation has it's joys too, but this is one great last fling. :-)

    Long live Halloween/Samhain!!!

    ✨🍁🎃🍁✨👻✨🍁🎃🍁✨

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    1. Your house must look quite beautiful, especially with your fairy lights x

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  4. The wreath looks fantastic. Just today we've carved the first of our pumpkins and Lily has chosen a witch costume in preparation for Halloween. X

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    1. I’m sure she looks very cute, I do miss Imogen getting dressed up and being excited to trick or treat x

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  5. What a pretty wreath!
    I'm not a fan of Halloween but I do decorate for Fall/Thanksgiving. The gourds are so diverse... they make great decorations. I bought some but they had to be moved out onto the front stoop because of some moldy spots. :(
    They last longer outside!!

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    1. Thank you, yes some of those gourds were quite strange shapes, but still lovely x

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  6. We are all decorated here, it is my favorite holiday. I love, love, love your wreath, enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, it’s always fun to do a bit for decorating x

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  7. I love that wreath! How big were the strips you scrunched?

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    1. Thank you, they were about 4” wide and around 8 to 10” long x

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  8. Oh, I love gourds. I wish I had grown some this year. My German Shepherd used to snack on them in the vegetable patch, which was annoying. My mechanic also found one under the hood of my car. A critter had carried it there. I have a couple of small Cinderella pumpkins growing in my potager garden right now. I love them. Your wreath is very festive!

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    1. Wow, certainly not a place you’d expect to find one, under the hood x

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  9. It looks amazing, the spider was a wonderful embellishment. We don't bother much with Halloween here which is a shame as I loved to celebrate when the Grandchildren visited.

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    1. Thank you, I like to decorate for Izzy and Zack to see x

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  10. Brilliant wreath Cheryl.
    I usually decorate in the house a bit for Ruby but I don't think she will be here on Halloween this year so I probably won't bother...plus I'll be busy getting things ready for the party on the Saturday.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Yes I can imagine there isn’t time to do anything else x

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  11. Your wreath turned out great. I love the idea of using seasonal fabrics to make one. And the gourds add that special touch to fall decor. Enjoy! Pat xx

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  12. Your wreath turned out really good.
    We don't do anything for Halloween.

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  13. Your wreath is beautiful & stunning Cheryl! Such attractive colours too. I love gourds & pumpkins. We don't get any trick or treaters here either as we live in the country. I remember about 2 years ago we got one young girl with her Dad & she was all made up with a cat face & I got Sooo excited to see her here!

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    1. I would love to see little ones all dressed up, oh well, perhaps we’ll get a surprise visit x

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  14. A super wrath for your Halloween celebration - well done

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  15. We don't really celebrate Halloween down here. Your wreath is fabulous. It would be a fabulous welcome should any trick or treaters happen down your road.

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  16. What a lovely, spooky, Halloween post.
    I love your Halloween wreath and the pumpkins and gourds.
    I don't usually do anything much for Halloween, but must admit this year I just might!

    All the best Jan

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  17. Your wreath is wonderful, the perfect decoration for Halloween.
    Lisa x

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  18. The spooky spider is wonderful on there too!

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  19. Very cute wreath - love the spider, too! My little grands are stopping by, so I put out a few things and need to buy some treats. Happy Halloween!

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  20. I LOVE your Halloween wreath, you did a fantastic job :-)

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  21. A GREAT wreath! I've made several before, but always with silk plants...not with cloth. I love it!

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  22. HAHA...I love that! Great job. Found you off of Wisps of Words.

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  23. Love the selection of pumpkins. Hope you're enjoying this month of November, it is speeding by.
    Amalia
    xo

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