DIY: Glittery Halloween Wreath

I woke up on Saturday morning determined to make a Halloween wreath... the only problem was, I had no idea how I was going to do it. Despite having no plan of action, I'm very pleased with the outcome! Here's how I did it...

Last year I purchased some plastic skulls from a local party supply store. I cut three of them in half, sprayed them with spray adhesive, and covered them in silver glitter.

While those were drying, I used a scalloped paper punch and punched circles out of an old book I got from a garage sale. I got the idea here.

I used a straw wreath because I already had it, but a styrofoam wreath would work too. Using a pencil, I wrapped each circle around the the lead part, added a drop of hot glue, and attached them to the wreath.

Once I was finished, I decided to spray the wreath with black spray paint. I didn't completely cover it because I wanted the book pages to show through a bit.

Once the wreath was dry, I hot glued the skulls on and attached some felt roses as well. To make the felt roses, check out this DIY.

TA DAAA! I can't wait to hang it on the front door!

11 comments:

  1. Neat! I love the idea of using old book pages. :)

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  2. This is great! GAH! Why is your blog so freaking cute?!?!?

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  3. What a great idea. I love that punch thing. And of course, everything glittery! xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  4. That looks great - the perfect balance of spooky and lovely.

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  5. Thank you all! If you're thinking of trying out this technique, beware... it's very time consuming!

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  6. love it! can't wait to have a halloween wreath and craft night.

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  7. it's so cool!! love the old book pages. nice work!

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  8. This looks fantastic! I how contrasting the glitter skulls are with the spray painted paper - looks as though it is smokey and burnt. Great DIY!

    Amy x

    www.luvfromamy.com

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