September 30, 2011

Halloween Wreath

I like to hit up my local dollar store when decorating seasonally. I don't really have a "Halloween decor" budget, so I do a lot of making do with what I have. Who's with me there? That's why the dollar store is my friend when planning holiday projects.

This Halloween wreath came together for under $2 plus the supplies in my personal stash. Looks like I won't have to dip into my grocery budget this week! :)

The wreath form was $1 and the "creepy cloth" was also $1, but I only used about 1/3rd of it on the wreath. I'll use the rest on one of my Halloween mantels.

I had the black and white fabric, which I tore into 4 strips, around 3-4" by 30". I glued the strips end to end to make one lonnnnng strip.

I wanted the option of reusing the wreath form for another holiday, so I didn't want to use a ton of glue on it. In fact, I only used one glob of hot glue on the wreath to attach one end of the fabric strip. Then I wrapped and wrapped until the wreath was covered. I glued the end to fabric, not wreath.

I made the bow out of orange burlap and added an alligator clip to the bow so that it is removable. And, the creepy net is not attached at all, just wrapped around and stuck to itself. Are you seeing a trend here? My Halloween wreath will be very easy to disassemble when I want to use the form for something else.

That is positively frugal of me, I must say (dear hubs, are you reading this??).

I added the "spooky" sign using 3x3 squares of cardstock that I corner-rounded and "aged" with a brown ink pad and letters cut out from my silhouette. No silhouette?? Don't fret, you could easily send the cardstock through your home printer and then cut the paper into 3x3 squares. No biggie.

Ta-Da! A cheap, easy AND repurpose-able wreath. My kind of project, friends!

I might add this wreath to a halloween-themed mantel...

Or, maybe I'll leave it on my front door!

I'm linking up this week!!


  1. This is so cute! You did a great job on it! I'm going to check out your other wreaths now!! :-)

  2. Super Cute!! I love the Spooky banner going across it! I am your newest follower! I love your ideas! Thanks for following my blog!

  3. A great use of the cheesecloth for a wreath. I haven't seen that twist! I'd love for you to come share this at my Halloween link party at

  4. This is so adorable. I finally actually read the instructions. You are the Dollar Store queen. Glad you fixed the glitches. It looks great.

  5. Oh my goodness - I love this wreath! I have been stuck on what I was going to do - but this unstuck me - thank you so much. I am totally pinning this for inspiration when I make my wreath. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog looks delightful and I am going to do some more browsing - and of course following!!

  6. So cute! I love how you can reuse it another way!! Very smart!

  7. I love your wreath!!! I think it is hilarious that you "dip into your grocery money" sometimes!!!! Food vs. cute decorations???? Cute decorations for sure!!!!!

  8. i love this! It looks great! I would love it if you would come share this and/or any other projects at the Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and hope to see you there!

  9. Emily, I love mantles/mantels and decorating them. One a week knocks me out! I can't wait to enjoy seeing all 52 mantle/mantel views. Check out my fireplace and mantle makeover when you drop by, please. I'm your newest follower and looking forward to lots of fun stuff from you. Thanks.

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