Let me get this out there, I am not really a great crafter. Usually I go severely over the top, and it would have been cheaper for me to purchase it. My mother and I made some wreaths, and it actually ended up pretty well. You just need a few easy things from the craft store, and you are ready to go. I am going to make a diy halloween wreath, but feel free to make any type of wreath you want. This can work for any season, and any person! Let’s get crafty!
What do you need for a DIY Halloween Wreath?
You will need a wreath frame, three different rolls of decorative mesh, two decorative ribbons, two packages of pipe cleaners, scissors, wire cutters, and decorative items of your choosing.
Where to start…
Once you have all of your items, lay them out in front of you. I do this so I know what I am working with, and it gives me an idea of what I am working with. Take your pipe cleaners and wrap around the middle sections of the outer frame. The will help everything not slide around, trust me, you want to do this. After this is completed, it is time to cut our decorative mesh.
This was hard to find! Apparently everyone in the world is making wreaths right now. I initially did this project with two rolls, but had to start over because I ran out. Get three of the 10 inch width. I found mine at Michaels, (and it was 40% off) but you can find this at any craft store. Cut the pieces of deco mesh and ribbon into about eight inch pieces, but they don’t have to be perfect, so live your life!
Let’ get decorating!
I attached my little skeleton man before I applied the deco mesh. I simply did this with a pipe cleaner around the spine. Next, take three pieces of the deco mesh, I did this in an alternating pattern, and lightly roll each piece. Add a piece of ribbon on top, and secure in the middle with a pipe cleaner. You know when we attached the pipe cleaners to the middle section? Attach the “tuft” around this section, tighten the pipe cleaners, and wrap the remainder around the frame.
After you finish, it should look something like this. You can definitely stop here, but if you want to make your DIY Halloween wreath over the top, keep reading. Also, this is not suppose to look perfect, and mine looks crazy from the back, but I promise, no one will notice that.
Adding the final touches…
This is my wreath without any sort of decor added to it, which I love, and I think it looks great this way. Also, you need to fluff up your tufts. I just take my hands and scrunch the mesh and ribbon like I scrunched my hair in the early 2000s. Think Mary Kate and Ashley scrunching, that is what we are looking for right now.
This I where it really becomes personalized. Add whatever you choose to customize your wreath. My mother created a fall wreath with a scarecrow, a pumpkin, and some fall berries and leaves. I used black roses, some fluffy black…whatever they are, and a couple of spiders. Plus George, my skeleton man! Anything that you attach to your wreath should be secured with either pipe cleaners, hot glue, or whatever method you used to attach it. Now we are done, and you are all set for your decorative purposes! Let me see some photos of your DIY Halloween wreaths!