Halloween Fabric Wreath

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Ever since I did a Balloon wreath for my son’s first birthday party I’ve been obsessed with making more wreaths. I know the fabric wreath has been making its way around the internet world; so you might have seen it before. But it’s such an easy, inexpensive, cute decoration that you just have to make!

Here’s what you need to make a Halloween Fabric Wreath:

  • Halloween Fabric (Be creative, you can get polka dots, stripes, characters anything that resembles Halloween)
  • Rotary tool or scissors
  • Rotary mat
  • Wire wreath
  • Wooden pumpkin or Halloween decorations
  • Wire
  • Drill
  • Paintbrush and paint

A few side notes: I would highly recommend a rotary tool. I got mine at the fabric store and it was on sale for $3.50! They are SO much easier to use then scissors. Also, remember that if you do get a rotary tool you’ll need a rotary mat or something similar to cut on. You can find the wire wreaths at any craft store, such as Michael’s or AC Moore Crafts. Mine is a 14 inch wreath but they have different sizes that you can chose from.

1. Cut up your fabric. I did about 6 x 1.5 inches. However, I would recommend a little shorter like 5 x 1 inches. I decided to go with the “who cares” route and made them all slightly different in sizes. Just a heads up; you’ll need a lot of these little buggers!

2. Once you have your fabric cut; start tying them around the wire frame. You can space out the ties or push them together for a more “full” wreath.

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3. Keep going and going and going and going. :)

You get the point right? It’s really your own decision how full you would like to make your wreath. If you are wanting a smaller wreath then I would suggest doing two rows. But if you are looking for a more full wreath I would suggest doing all 4 rows. You can see the difference in “fullness” below.

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I’m not going to lie. It’s a little time consuming but you’ll get in the groove and your mind will be off thinking about something else and the next thing you know ….. Bam!

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4. Your finished! You can leave it how it is or do what I did and trim it up! I went around and trimmed the entire wreath. I thought the ties were a little too long for my liking which is why I recommended going shorter in #1. But if you go too small it’s a lot harder to tie them around the wire wreath so trimming worked out great for me.

5. And lastly, attach anything you wish on to the wreath. I used wire and drilled two holes in this pumpkin that I found at Michaels after I painted it orange to make it stay on the wreath. I just wrapped the wire around the wreath and twisted it.

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You can do these types of wreaths for all occasions! A Thanksgiving one would be so cute with a little Turkey or Welcome sign on the front! The possibilities are endless, so get creative and have fun!

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Susan is a stay at home mom living in the Charlotte area. She's a lifestyle blogger over on Real Life Travels where she writes about a variety of topics. You'll mostly find her writing about parenting, family life and her travels and adventures around the world. When she's not blogging away; you'll find her playing with her son, enjoying the lake or making a huge to- do list.

 

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