I typically don’t care for scary Halloween decorations but I really enjoyed making this Halloween wreath. The combination of the open-back frame, the painted wood plaques and the skeletons look spooky but don’t completely creep me out. LOL
If you haven’t figured out by now…I am kind of a wimp when it comes to scary things. I can’t help it…Skeleton heads are creepy! But I love the combination of using a laser wooden frame and the black mesh as the background for this non traditional Halloween wreath!
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Spooky Halloween Wreath Supplies:
- Open-back frame
- Staining Pad
- Black Spray Paint
- Glue Gun
- Black Netting
- Skeleton Garland
- Plastic skulls
- 3 small wood plaques in different shapes
- Leftover berry picks
- Burlap Ribbon
- Scrapbook Paper
- Sizzix Die Cut Machine
- Sizzix Die Cut
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Video Tutorial for Step by Step Direction for a Spooky Halloween Wreath
Once you have the basic concept of making a wreath out of an open-back picture frame, your mind will begin to go crazy with ideas.
Isn’t this one super scary??? Instead of adding the wood plaques with the scrapbook letters, I placed another skeleton behind the netting so it appears trapped, the kids will love it!
Basic Steps for the Spooky Halloween Wreath:
Step 1) Stain or Paint the wooden Frame
Step 2) Arrange the black gauze on the frame. Once you have it where you like it glue it down in spots or Mod Podge it to the frame.
Step 3) Lay your accessories down and move them around until you have the look you want.
Step 4) Glue the accessories down using hot glue.
Step 5) To hang your Halloween wreath you can either attach it to a wreath hanger by hanging it from the middle of the frame or hot glue burlap ribbon to the back and attach it that way.
Trick or Treat Sign for Halloween Wreath:
Step 1) Paint your three small wooden plaques black.
Step 2) Drill holes in the plaques as you see in the picture.
Step 3) Using wire attach the plaques together as show.
Step 4) Glue on your letters. I attached mine with Mod Podge so it will be sealed for outdoor use! You can see how I used my sizzix machine to do my letters here.
Step 5) Hot glue the plaques to a piece of burlap ribbon and attach it to the frame. If you do not have access to a drill you can always hot glue the plaques to the burlap without attaching them together as I did.
Have fun with it! I think that is why Halloween is so popular, there are no rules! If you notice, I hung my trick or treat sign by using an old drawer pull! Fun little additions like that are the icing on the cake!
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