This Halloween Wreath is beautiful and making it only cost a quarter of what it would to buy it!
A few weeks ago, I was enjoying my morning coffee and looking through my catalogs and Grandin Road caught my eye right away, it had the most elaborate halloween wreath on the cover. I was in love! …. until I turned to it’s page in the catalog and saw the price, $259!? After I picked my jaw up off of the floor I thought, there is no way I am paying that much for a wreath that will only be out for a few weeks. Ok, ok I’m going to be honest, if I had the money, I would have totally bought it, but I don’t so I started working on a way to make a knock-off version and save a little cash. You know me I love a challenge!Note: This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click on a link and purchase something we may receive a small commission.
Supplies I bought:
- 4 black boas $5.99 each at Wal-mart
- 2 skeleton arms $2.99 each at Michaels (used coupon)
- 2 Ribbons $2.99 each at Michaels (used coupon)
- 3 embellishments $2.39 each at Michaels (used coupon)
- 1 wooden sign $1.69 at Michaels
- 1 mini black hat $8.74 at Amazon Prime
- pipe insulation $.97 at Home Depot
- I had the purple skull
Grand Total to make my Halloween Wreath $54.49
Grandin Road Happy Haunting Wreath $259
The first place I saved a little money was on the wreath form itself. I wanted a really big wreath, so, instead of buying a wreath form one I bought some pipe insulation from Home Depot. Then I formed it into a circle and duct taped the ends together. I’m going to be honest, I love the idea of this but in reality all of the things I put on the wreath were a little heavy for the pipe insulation. It wanted to lose it’s round shape. Next time I may try a pool noodle since they are a little stiffer.
I covered the form by wrapping the boas around the wreath, using hot glue to secure the boa every 6″ or so.
I already had the purple glitter skull in my stash from last Halloween. The skull wasn’t glitter when I bought it was just a plain skull. I sprayed it with some purple Glitter Blast from Michaels to fancy it up a little. I found the skeleton arms at Michaels. They were originally covered with rags but I removed removed them from the arms spray painted them to match the skull. While those dried, I made my bows using the ribbon and attached them with hot glue.
Now it got a little tricky… placement! I held the skull and hat together and found the best way to place it the hat and the skull on the wreath so that they sat at the right angle. Once I figured that out I glued the hat on to the skull and then I glued the bows on the side of the wreath. Next I glued the skull right above the bows and added the embellishments around the skull by weaving them into the boas. To secure the skeleton arms I used fishing line to tie them in place at each joint.
I painted the sign with a thin coat of black paint and used the Silhouette Cameo to cut the vinyl letters out. If you don’t have a Silhouette you can always paint the words on the sign. Once it was in place I glued the tips of the fingers to the sign to help hold it in place.
I made in extra loop of fishing line on the back of the wreath and used that to hang it on a Command Hook.
I love my Halloween Wreath and thanks to Grandin Road for being my inspiration!
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