Have I mentioned my wreath obsession? I’m totally addicted. I never used to care much for wreaths, but that’s because I thought of them as either the standard pine bough Christmas variety, or the hideous floral thing my grandma had hanging in her entryway. But in the last few years I’ve really come around, in large part because my eyes have been opened to the wide variety of wreath styles and techniques there really are out there. In preparation for Halloween, here are a handful of fabulous wreath ideas ranging from whimsical to spooky.
Take, for example, the candy corn Halloween wreath designed by Katrina of Sevin Family. She used a few basic craft supplies (most of which you may already have on hand) and about 1 1/2 bags of candy to complete the project. This, of course, includes all of the broken and “defective” candies that had to be eaten in the process!
One thing I can never pass up at the dollar store is yarn. I’m a complete yarnophile, and even though I already have more than enough of the stuff, I find myself acquiring more. I’m always looking for new ways to use up odds and ends of my stash, so I decided to use some in my Halloween decorating. I used some yarn in my bath scrubber Halloween wreath from a few weeks ago; more recently, I more yarn to crochet a ruffled Halloween wreath for my arts and crafts column at the Grand Rapids Examiner. The pattern calls for a wire wreath form; I used a circular piece of metal that fell off the base of one of my table lamps instead, saving myself an extra buck on the project.
Over at Under the Table and Dreaming, Stephanie Lynn came up with a dollar store wreath design that has a unique style, bold yet sophisticated. Her crow’s nest wreath has a very natural look, making it a subtle touch in your Halloween decor.
Meanwhile, Kathleen of Katydid and Kid designed her own Halloween bird wreath. She calls it her Nevermore wreath because the dark, ethereal look and raven-like bird made her think of Edgar Allan Poe. Believe it or not, the wreath is covered entirely in black crepe paper streamers. I’ve seen similar designs using crepe paper, however Kathleen makes hers different by cutting the crepe paper into feather-like shapes.
If you’re a skull lover, check out this skull wreath by Kelly at All things made by Kelly. (It also gives me an idea for a skull wall clock!) Clever Kelly was having difficulty gluing the skulls into place because of the domed shape of their skulls, so she used a utility knife to slice them down to a flatter surface.
What other Halloween wreath ideas have you seen?