Halloween Wreath

Halloween Wreath Collage 2This project is UNDER $20 and UNDER 20 minutes to make.

We really wanted to have more Halloween decorations and not spend a lot of $$ on them either so I thought making a Halloween Wreath would be fun, easy and cheap….not to mention easy “set-up and take-down” for the holidays. 😀 This was my first time making a ribbon mesh wreath and I did this for under well under $20!!Here were my supplies:

Halloween Wreath Supplies

  1. Black ribbon mesh (5.5″ wide x 30ft.) $6.00
  2. Candy Corn wire ribbon – 2″ wide by (I think) 3 yards $2.40
  3. Black Ribbon mesh frame circle $4.20
  4. Black Chenille stick a.k.a. pipe cleaners $0.87
  5. Embellishments: mummy and BOO on a stick $1.50 each

A lot of these supplies were 40% at Hobby Lobby as they are mainly seasonal items. I had never made a wreath like this before and honestly did not know what I was would really need. I watched this video and although I purchased a different width of mesh, it didn’t matter in the end as I just wrapped the mesh around the frame 3 times instead of twice.

Basically start with a loop of your black mesh and secure it to the frame with the pip cleaners that are attached to it. From this point onwards, take about 8 inches of mesh, gather it in the center and then secure to the next pipe cleaner. I started with securing my inner ring before moving to the outer ring = “2 wraps.” I still had plenty of mesh left over and it the wreath was still pretty sparse so I continued for a “3rd wrap.” This 3rd wrap, I zig-zagged back and forth from inner ring to outer ring skipping every other pipe cleaner for that row and was able to use up all the mesh 🙂 I also liked that the black was not SO dense like in the video as I wanted more of a spiderweb-like feel.

Progression of Wreath
Pic 1 – loop to start; Pic 2 – wrapping the 1st ring; Pic 3 – both rings complete; Pic 4 – 3rd wrap completed and looking more FULL; Pic 4 – adding some ribbon

Then, I added some ribbon and let the ribbon guide me to where I should secure it which ended up being every other pipe cleaner zigg-zagging from inner to outer again. At the end of the ribbon, I just bent back the edge to have a nice fold on it and so a naked edge did not show.

Halloween Wreath Ribbon CollageNext, I added the Mummy and BOO embellishments. For these, I pushed the sticks into the inner ring (when you purchase the ring, you will see that the 2 wires make up a circle) and then I secured the embellishment sticks with a black pipe cleaner (see the green highlighted area on the picture below). I could have just used one of the pipe cleaners that was attached to the rings but I just wanted to make sure the embellishments were extra secure.

Halloween Wreath EmbelishmentsLastly, I added made a quick bow with the remaining ribbon and a black pipe cleaner and placed it just under the BOO.

Halloween WreathWith not knowing what I was doing, this project took me about 30 minutes. Now that I have done this at least once, I think this would be an under $20 and under 20 minutes project for the holidays.

Cheers!

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. So cute! I noticed the mesh was super cheap at the Wal Mart. I know in years past it was more expensive and hard to find because it would sell out. Although I hate Wal Mart I have to swallow my pride and go there because the deal can not be beat. Anywho…cute wreath!
    Ana

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    1. Thanks Ana!! Good to know. I’ll have to try there as well as a deal is a deal 🙂

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  2. jjwalks says:

    Love this!

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