Spooky Wreath

While I really like our fall “Welcome” wreath, I wanted to change it up for Halloween to something more Halloween looking, and not just fall looking in general.

As I was visiting Wisconsin, I thought building a wreath using fallen branches would be a great way to keep this project green (and cheap).

I started by gathering a ton of branches – some skinny, some wider. I knew I’d need the skinny ones to fill the wreath out as I worked.

I didn’t have much to work with, so I wondered what I should use as the wreath form. Well, we had pizza the night before, so I can just cut that into a circle and it should work fine, right? Right.

I just used a bowl at the house to trace a circle on the pizza box, and another, smaller bowl to trace the inner circle.

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Then, I cut it out.

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I started on the top and positioned and glued. All the way around.

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At the beginning.

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Toward the middle.

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And the end.

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All that white stuff is the glue.I had to wait forever for it to dry so I could pick the thing up.

I like the natural wooden look, but this was supposed to be a Halloween wreath. Enter the glossy black spray paint.

After a quick spray and dry, check out the shiny black goodness. Very creepy.

To finish it off, I bought some Halloween ribbon at JoAnn’s (with a coupon!) to hang it. What do you think?

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Hope it attracts some trick-or-treaters!

Oh, and total spent was about $6 for the spray paint and ribbon. If you didn’t have glue, add another $1.

Halloween is only two weeks away!

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