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Halloween Wreath Tutorial

You can make a Halloween wreath in under 15 minutes and for less than $12.00 using some basic materials ~ if I made it....anyone can!

I was out at a local craft store and saw a wall filled with the most colorful Halloween wreaths.  I usually assume I can't make these {wreath~making and floral arranging are NOT my strong suits} but in this case, they were just too cute to not give it a shot.

Materials needed:

1.   The base of the wreath is a basic straw wreath.

2.  To this you add 'poufs' of color using floral mesh {I used Expressions Floral Mesh in apple/green lime}.

3.  Metal floral pins.

4.  Purple glitter spiders, a black bat and a little orange sign.

First, I cut a length of the floral mesh to cover the base of the wreath just as a fill for uniformity.  This was folded in half.

Second, I covered the base of the wreath with the mesh and kept it in place with the floral pins.

Third, your base is complete and ready for the fun part!

Fourth, I pulled a few feet of mesh off of the roll and pinch gathered the end and attached this to the wreath base.

Fifth, I worked my way around the wreath, pinching and gathering the mesh, poufing it out and attaching to the base at equal intervals.

When that was complete, I attached my glitter spiders, bat and little sign and that was it!

 

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24 Comments

  1. Shannon Fox says:

    That is so cute and creepy! (in a good way) I have never used the deco mesh but it looks FUN!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Shannon! It is fun to work with. It has very lightweight wires that run through it as well so it's easy to mold.

  2. Nancy Marino says:

    They have this mesh in barrels at Cracker Barrel for sale. It also comes in red and gold a d a peppermint twist. I didn't check the price, but what fun those colors would be to work with for Christmas. They may have had black and orange too, but I can't remember for sure I was focussed on getting one of the adorable cowboy outfits for our grandson.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I'll have to check out the mesh at Cracker Barrel. I just love their 'store'. I always want something there.

      How cute that your grandson will be a cowboy....I bought a cowboy costume for my middle son a few years ago and recycled it down to my younger son. : )

      Have a great week and thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  3. Holly Lefevre says:

    Love the green with the purple and black. So cute!

  4. Tasha Morris says:

    That's adorable! I have a cute painted sign that I usually hang on the door, but we recently moved to an apartment, and they only allow wreaths on the doors, so I've been searching for cheap wreath ideas. I'm going to put this on my to-do list and hope it's done before the end of October. 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Tasha. I found the mesh at a local craft store but I did see it at Michael's the other day and with a 40% coupon you could get it for about $4.00 a roll and then get some doo-dads to add to it at the Dollar Tree ~ I saw a lot of cute little items there for Halloween on Monday. Kicked myself for not checking there first.

      Have a great day and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment...I appreciate it very much. mary beth

  5. This made my night... love it! So fab! Cute spooky!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks, Malia ~ I appreciate your support so much. 🙂 Have a lovely weekend. mb

  6. I don't think we have the straw starter wreaths here, they are great! Great colours too x

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Amanda, I've seen these also made on wire wreaths and attached with chenille stems. You might have those where you live. : ) Thanks for stopping by.

  7. I love the nontraditional green!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Kristina ~ I like to be a little different ; )

  8. Super cute, love the colors. and the darling bat. hugs, jen

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Jen!

  9. T'onna @ Navy Wifey Peters says:

    I love the green mesh and the glitter spiders! Cool Halloween wreath!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I'm all about the glitter! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, T'onna ~ have a great week and can you believe it's already October? hugs, mb

  10. Mary Beth says:

    Thank you, Tessa ~ I just linked up. I appreciate the invitation. hugs, mb

  11. What a great tutorial. I needed the directions as I've not even opened the mesh from last year. Come visit me at #103 on My Uncommon Slice . Thanks, Helen

  12. What a cute idea! Love it!

  13. Debi @ Adorned From Above says:

    Hey Mary Beth,
    This is such a cute wreath. I love the bat. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

  14. Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio says:

    Love, love, love it, Mary Beth! What a creepy, cutie! The purple glittery spiders really make it pop on the ghoulish green.
    Cheers to you! #HappyTuesday 😉

  15. Amy @ StowandTellU says:

    Your wreath is fabulously spooktacular. Love that green "crinoline"!!! Pinned ~ Amy