Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spooktacular Halloween Wreath

With Halloween around the corner and all the "Halloweenifying" we've been doing around here, it seems like the only thing we were missing was a great wreath for the front door! We were looking for something not only perfect for the season, but also perfect for the budget. When we came across this idea for a Halloween Stick Wreath, we knew we had a winner! Not only is it cute and free, but it is a great way to add some creativity to a walk on a warm fall day!

What You Need:
  • Sticks...all shapes and sizes
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Glue Gun
Draw a circle for the base of your wreath on your cardboard. We traced a mixing bowl and a saucer to get the sizes we wanted. Then cut them out!

Next, paint your cardboard circle black. This will help it blend in later.
Now start laying out your sticks around the circle, breaking them to be the right length as you go. They don't have to be perfect - the more rough and scraggly-looking the better!.

Then hot glue them into place! You can add smaller sticks to fill in any large gaps as you go along as well.

Once the hot glue dries completely, it's time to paint your wreath! This is a perfect time for the little ones to get involved! Spray paint would also work well - we just didn't happen to have any on hand.

When your wreath is dry you can start thinking about decorations. We wanted to keep ours simple, but you can get as ornate and creative as you'd like. Once it done, tie a festive ribbon on and you are ready to hang it up!
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  1. Cute craft! Looks like the kids really enjoyed being involved in the making. :-)

  2. Looks awesome! What a great family project! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I think this could be really cute as a Christmas wreath too, maybe painted white instead or snowsprayed with red ribbons.