Halloween Fabric Wreath

Hi Everyone!

I didn't have a Halloween wreath so, I thought I would make one. And here is how I made mine.

If you have been following my blog during the summer, you know that I have thrifted a lot of pictures for the sole purpose of using the frames. So, you may remember seeing this one.



Since I made this while at our cabin, I threw a bunch of stuff that I might need into a bag to make this wreath. I didn't end up using all of it.




Most of the fabric I grabbed out of my fabric stash however, I did buy some new fabric. Let me tell ya, fabric is so expensive. the cheapest Halloween fabric I found was at Walmart for $2.49 a yard. I recommend keeping an eye out at thrift stores, yard sales etc. for old pieces of clothing or linens that are super cheap in the color group you may want to make fabric craft projects from. Old sheets are great for craft projects. Right now I am saving all my stained pink shirts and tshirts for future Valentine craft projects.

Okay, back to the project.

I decided to go with 3 different fabrics for this wreath. The Halloween fabric, since it was the most expensive, I used it the least. I had a large piece of orange and white check that I used the most.

My frame wreath is pretty big so, I cut apx. 1 1/2 inch strips (the fabric is 44-45". Then those strips were cut into apx. 11" lengths (I just folded the strips into 4ths and cut). I keep saying cut but, actually I snipped the fabric at the natural fold and then ripped the strips apart. I wanted the whole "raggy" edge.





Once you have all your strips, it's time to tie them to your wreath base. I tied 3 of the Halloween strips in a row then the orange and white check (3 in a row) then the 3rd fabric (3 in a row) then back to the orange and white. The orange and white was the "filler" print so I didn't have to buy a lot more of the Halloween print.




Oh, if you decide to use a picture frame, you are going to have to make sure and pull out all the staples that hold the picture in place because you need to tie the fabric strips and then slide them tightly in place.



It took me about 3/4 of a yard for the 2 Halloween prints and about 1 1/3 a yard of my filler orange and white fabric.

This is how it turned out.





Now it's time to "doodad it up"! I added plastic spiders, rats and bats that I got in a bag from the dollar store. I actually got these over in the kids toy section. And I added some black crows (purchased at a variety store 3/$1.00) and then the little hangy Halloween sign got tied in the middle (Dollar store). I just hot glued some of the things around the wreath and wired the hanging thing in the middle and the crows.






My mom saw it and wanted one too. I had some extra fabric strips left but, no frame (I was way back in the woods after all). I told her I could make her a smaller round one if she wanted and she said sure! So, I grabbed a wire hanger and kind of shaped it into a round wreath.



The strips need to be shorter in length since is a much smaller wreath. About 6" strips work nicely. So, this wreath only took about 3/8" of a yard for the 2 Halloween prints and about 5/8ths of the filler fabric.





I hope you will join me at all these fun parties!

Before and After Party
Tickled Pink
Friday~~Finding Beauty
I'm Lovin' it Fridays
Hodgepodge Friday
Feature Yourself Friday
Frugal Friday
Saturday Nite Special
Seasonal Sunday

22 comments :

  1. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Look at you girl! I love that idea, it really turned out so cute!

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  3. Oh and thanks for joining me:) it was a pleasure to see this before and after!

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  4. Diann how adorable. I love the frame and a square wreath. You are so clever! Cute Cute Cute!!

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  5. Diann your wreath is awesome!!

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  6. That is so cute and I want to thank you for showing us how to make one.
    Have a great day

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  7. Totally CUTE!!! I want to know how you got it to stand up on that rail without falling off! Jen

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  8. How darn cute is this??? I love the sign too!

    You are sincerely one of the most creative! There is never a time when I stop by that I am not inspired! Simply by being the wonderful you...you are!
    Hugs GF

    Claudia

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  9. Oh you did it again. How great is that? I've seen this made with the hanger, but not the frame. Cleaver girl you are hence the title right Diann?
    So it's our last time with our sweet friend Claudia, I'm sad. Thank goodness I'm friends with her away from the blog. She's in Utah, and I'm in Canada. Distance makes no difference is what I say.
    Happy FFB
    Love Claudie
    xoxoxox

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  10. Using the frame made it uniquely yours. I love it!

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  11. I love the ideas. You are one creative person! BTW, I'm a new admirer!

    If you have time, do drop by:

    Beauty Everywhere

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  12. I have made wreaths with the hangers before but never thought of a picture frame, and I love that idea... thanks for sharing

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  13. Fabulous..very festive and fun..beautiful!

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  14. That looks so good -I want to make one!
    vickie

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  15. Hi there!!! I'm your newest follower from the weekend linky:) I love finding new blogs and yours is lovely:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    So cute!

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  16. ...o my I remember making those as kids...so festive...great reminder and wonderful look!

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  17. I love all the pretty happy colors you used!
    Brenda

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  18. So fun - great idea.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  19. What a cute idea for a Halloween wreath, Diann! The same idea could be used for any holiday or season. :-)
    ~ Sue

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