Halloween is Almost Here..

So.. Halloween is coming!!! As is Fall. Well, technically, Fall has already started.. but whatever. I don’t consider it Fall until the weather fully changes.

With seasons changing, it’s time to switch out the wreath on the front door. I have a “Happy Fall Y’all” wooden pumpkin for my door for Fall, but I really wanted a Halloween wreath.. so I made one.

It’s pretty simple, but I’m pleased with how it turned out. I feel like with practice, I’d be able to make more detailed ones, but for my first, I don’t think it’s too bad.

Naturally, I’m going to turn this into a DIY post..🤷

All of the products that I used to make this wreath came from Walmart. I went to the Dollar Tree afterwards and saw very similar items, so you could probably end up doing this project for way less than I did.

Here are the products I bought to make this.. Like I said, very simple.

I think the most expensive item purchased was the flowers. I believe they were around $4 each.

Now for the fun!!

First, I spray painted the wreath black. I did about 4-5 coats.

Next, I attached the black “Freaky Fabric” to the back of the wreath.

I folded the fabric in half to give it a layering effect. Cut off the excess fabric that hangs past the edge of the wreath.

Hot glue is my go-to when I am crafting. I use my hot glue gun for almost everything. So, to make sure the fabric stayed put, I glued sections to the wreath.

Next, I added the black LED lights behind the fabric.

I used craft wire to hold them in place.

Time to decorate the wreath. I used a bat skeleton, three dark red roses, and a “Trick-or-Treat” sign.

I used the spaces in the wreath to stick the bat’s feet in, and then hot glued them in place.

I left about 3″ of stem on the roses and discarded the rest. I stuck the roses in the wreath. and, again, hot glued them in place.

Attaching the sign was a little bit more annoying than I had hoped for, because it’s just a square box, but… hot glue for the win again!!

Final product.

Like I said, it’s very simple, but I like it. And I made it for less than $30.

Here’s what it looks like with the LED lights turned on. Pretty snazzy.

What do you think of my easy DIY wreath?

What’s your favorite holiday?

Do you dress up for Halloween?

How do you think the pandemic is going to affect Halloween this year?

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