Thursday, September 24, 2009

Halloween wreaths



Last Halloween, my mom made the cutest Halloween wreaths...
I decided to scale mine down a bit...but I had to have one!
I already had the excelsior, wood stars, fabric, light bulbs, vinyl and paint.  I bought 2 wreaths, 2 wood plaques, a packet of sparkly bats and the 1 picket fence (cut in half)...I think I spent a total of $6 per wreath...not too bad.

Each ghost got a funny unique face after a coat of white paint (this was a total pain and next time I will figure out a way to spray paint them).  I used a paint pen for all the black then filled in the blue eyes and stippled the pink cheeks.


Each wreath got half a picket fence, a sparkly bat, yellow sparkly stars and a sign with vinyl letters cut on the cricut.

The ghosts were then hot glued into the wreath after they got some fabric around them and the wreath is hung on an inside door with black polka dotted ribbon.

I made an extra for my mother-in-law as a gift for watching Lil D next week while Mr. Thompson and I sneak away (shhhh...don't tell her, it's a surprise)!

You can see other Halloween/Fall decor at "A Soft Place to Land"

21 comments:

Jo-Dan said...

Since you didn't post a picture here, I am assuming that you want to know if any of your friends are interested in having you make a Halloween Wreath for them...and I am. So I will be expecting it when you come and visit me in the hospital in a few weeks...

Melissa said...

Soo cute! Thanks for sharing!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

This is darling!

Jamie said...

You really are the craftiest person I know.... sooo cute!

Jamie said...

I LOVE this, I will probably be making one just like it!! Thanks Teri for the inspiration!!

Shady Creek Lane said...

So stinking Cute. Love the ghost lightbulbs.

Diann @ The thrifty Groove said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing it!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Very Cute

I wonder if you could use something like the clear Christmas ornaments, maybe they have a longer one than just the circles and take the hook thingy that is on the top and spray paint the inside with white paint-just an idea.

I hope you will come by for a visit. I have a Knock Off party every Monday, a Celebrate the Holidays party on Wed and Its So Very Cottagey home tour every Fri.
Cheri

Sheri said...

Oh that is so stinkin' cute, NOT safe at all in my house, but nevertheless, adorable!

I have a linky party going on over at my place, check it out! http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/09/room-month-shade-tutorial.html

Shanty 2 Chic said...

I LOVE your wreath! So creative with the light bulbs!!!!!!!!!! ~Ashley

The DIY Show Off said...

That is adorable! I love the little ghost bulbs! So cute!

Thanks for sharing your project with the Fall Festival!

Roeshel

Shannon said...

Oh this is too cute! Great job. I have been wanting to do a halloween wreath, this gives me some ideas. By the way, come by tomorrow if you can, I am announcing something fun for Halloween.

Chari said...

Hi Teri...

My friend, this is just precious! So fun and festive!!! I love the little ghost light bulbs...I have never seen that done before and I love it!!! You did a fantastic job painting their cute little faces! Great idea...great project!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us today!!!

Warmest wishes and Happy Fall!
Chari

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Ok, that is freaking adorable!

Keep'n up with the Cameron said...

my door is naked.....hint, hint, hint!

Raise Them Up said...

How clever! Thanks so much for sharing such a cute craft. You make it look easy. :)

Alicia said...

I would gladly take care of Lil D for a wreath....lol. That is adorable!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Too cute!

Courtney said...

i really love this and you are so talented at painting not sure mine could look so cute!

Ann Tucker said...

We have a great Halloween Website and have added a link to your site on our blog at
http://www.halloweenology.com/blog.html
where we are highlighting one of your Halloween decorations. We hope this is ok with you and if not please let me know and I will remove it. Thanks and have a great holiday.

atucker@suddenlink.net

Lisa Montsion said...

I love how you painted those light bulbs.

lisa

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