I'm so excited to start sharing some Halloween and fall fun! :) Let's kick off our eight week party with a winner!
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Here is what you'll need: wreath form (Dollar Tree), Mod Podge, craft brush, glue gun and glue sticks, scissors, plastic spiders (Dollar Tree), glitter, and Spanish moss. Not pictured: craft paint, jute, and a wooden sign . Disregard the yarn. I decided not to use it. :)
To start, brush Mod Podge on each of your spiders and dust them with black glitter. I used a package of 24 spiders.
Next, start gluing your Spanish moss onto the wreath form squishing and shaping as you go. I used one large bag from Hobby Lobby and half of a small bag from the Dollar Tree. This part is very messy. I recommend working outside or putting a large garbage sack on the ground for easy clean up.
Cover the entire wreath with the moss. I love the volume you get with the moss.
Paint your wooden sign. I got this one at Hobby Lobby for .99 cents! :) I used a combination of cream, brown, gray, and black craft paint to achieve the weathered effect (does anyone else do pizza for crafting nights? LOL!).
When the sign was dry, I used Mod Podge to adhere "Happy Halloween" to the front. Our drill is currently at a friend's house, so I hot glued jute onto the back of the sign and then tied it to the back of the wreath form. I put globs of hot glue over the knots to secure them.
Does anyone else totally love the way the back of this wreath looks? When I turned it over, I instantly saw another "to do" project. I love how the wreath is embedded in the moss and I think it would look gorgeous with some huge, fall colored sunflowers and ribbon!
Now simply hot glue the spiders onto the wreath, and you are done! :) How simple was that?
Hang on your front door or a wall in your home, and admire! :)
Spooky, sassy, and cost effective...my kind of Halloween craft. I think I spent about $5.00 on this wreath. I had most of the supplies on hand!
I'm starting a new, fun feature tomorrow called TO DO Tuesday. It's my crafting to do list from all of the great ideas I find in blogland...so basically, I'll be featuring you! :) Can't wait to get working on these projects! :)
I hope you have a relaxing Labor Day! See you tomorrow!