Monday, September 6, 2010

WINNER & Halloween Spider Wreath

Welcome to EEK Weeks, Everyone!


I'm so excited to start sharing some Halloween and fall fun!  :)  Let's kick off our eight week party with a winner!

Random.org selected number 2! 
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe, is our winner of the spooky spider wreath!  :) Congratulations, Michele!!!  It's going to look perfectly spooky hanging on your front door!
If you didn't win, no worries because we are about to learn how to make this beauty.  Remember my inspiration was a wreath done by Martha Stewart in 2008.  I've tried to find a picture of it on her web site, but I've had no luck...just trust that our wreath is just as cute...and more affordable!

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!

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50 comments:

  1. Wow! That wreath looks great. I think I could make that. I'm a new follower from the blog hop. Nice to meet you!

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  2. Fun!!!! I'm so excited to win, Erin! This wreath is soooo spooky. I have just the place to hang it! Thank you!

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  3. I really hate spiders. I have to tell you, It look a lot of courage for me to click on this link. Sooo glad I did. This looks spooky and darling at the same time. Is that possible? Just love it!

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  4. Love the spooky wreath! It's so simplistic yet detailed at the same time.

    Blessings,
    Shanna
    www.revampedfrenchmaison.com

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  5. Thats really cute! What fun.
    Have a great day.

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  6. Greetings! I'm following from FFF.

    Stop by if you get a chance:
    www.couponclippindaddy.com

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  7. Love this wreath! How clever and great price! May have to try one myself. Tks for the inspiration :)

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  8. that is awesome..great instructions:)
    Erin

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  9. Wow, I just saw the frame project on 733, now this - I love how elegant they are, while still being spooky and fun. How'd you do that?! I'll be back for more Eek Weeks because you are a Halloween genius.

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  10. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

    madincrafts.blogspot.com

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  11. This is a really great wreath. I love that it is a little spooky and a little crafty :)

    I glitter coated some spiders last year for decoration in the house. Maybe I will move them on over to a wreath.

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  12. I need to make one of these!! Too FuN! Thanks for the how to! BTW...I featured it here:

    http://thecreativecrate.blogspot.com/2010/09/spooky-wreath-idea.html

    Thanks again! :)

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  13. LOVE it! I might need to make one of these... now just where to hang it!

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  14. That wreath is fantastic!!! Great idea!

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  15. I say this a lot on other people's blogs but this time I really, really mean it: I love it! Saw your post at Somewhat Simple and this is exactly what I've been wanting to make for our house to go with our year-round Halloween decor. In fact, I have most of those supplies on hand already. Definitely bookmarking this one to try myself. Thanks for the handy tutorial!

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  16. This is SO cute! I love it! I just bought a bunch of those plastic spiders and I didn't know what to do with them. This would be great!

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  17. I love it!! It is so cute and easy! Might have to try that! Saw your wreath at Chic on a Shoestring and had to come see!!

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  18. Love it... Such a great idea! Love this blog too! Hop on over to envymycooking.blogspot.com for new recipes

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  19. I love this! I like all of the natural colors rather than the loud orange of most Halloween wreaths. I may have to give this a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. 5 bucks! fabulous. Your wreath looks great moss covered, even before you added anything else to it!
    hopped over from tatertots and jello.
    have a great weekend!
    gail

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  21. This is awesome. Creepy and awesome. Saw you on T&J. I'd love you to come link this up to my Halloween party. ;-) http://sawdustandpaperscraps.blogspot.com/2010/09/everything-halloween-party.html

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  22. Wow thats a really great halloween wreath! I love that you added glitter to the spiders! :) Makes it spooky and Adorable!!

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  23. Whoa, love this wreath from the front and the back ;0) It turned out great and your sign looks properly vintagey. Good solution on the glue and jute, btw. Clever.

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  24. Love,Love,Love this wreath!
    I believe I'm gonna try this one out!

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  25. Thsis is sooo pretty! You did amazing job!

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  26. That is so cool. What a fun a different wreath to have hanging on your door. I'm visiting from It's So Very Cheri. Have a great week.

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  27. This is so great!! I love the look of the moss and the spiders. Seriously spooky. :) Great job!!!
    ~stopping by from It's So Very Cheri~

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  28. Super cute Erin! Love the moss! I'll be featuring this tomorrow - Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks for linking up to the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a fabulous week. Stephanie Lynn

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  29. That is really creepy, I love the sparkly spiders.

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  30. How cute is this! if spiders could be cute! check out my giveaway!
    http://easypeasygrandma.blogspot.com/2010/09/little-shrug-and-great-contest.html

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  31. I love your spooky wreath - the glittery spiders are just perfect. I came over from Its So Very Cheri!

    Chelsea

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  32. eeeeppppp!! That's pretty scary looking, but I LOVE it!!

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  33. ewwwwww ewwwwwww ewwwwww i hate spiders but luv that wreath!

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  34. I love this craft...so spooky, and perfect for halloween. I would love to make one, but I hate spiders so much I can't even touch the fake ones! Maybe I could get the hubs to do it :) Great job!

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  35. Love this idea! I've featured you here:

    http://www.mydeliciousambiguity.com/2010/09/diy-fall-halloween-decor.html

    Have a great week!

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  36. HOw fun! It so spooky and the glitter is a great touch.

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  37. Creepy in a really good way. Love the effect the spanish moss gives the wreath!

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  38. I LOVE it, so I made it!!! Thank you! I posted my result here: http://aprilscraftnest.blogspot.com/2010/09/spider-web-halloween-wreath.html

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  39. I made one too! Looks like you're starting a movement in the crafting community! Soon everyone's house will feature one of these wreaths. Thanks so much for the tutorial. You can check mine out here:
    http://sourkrautkrafts.blogspot.com/2010/09/along-came-spider-wreath.html

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  40. I made one for my first ever blog post!(With proper credit to you of course!)
    I would be thrilled if you could pop over and check it out!

    http://homeismore.blogspot.com/2010/09/finally-spider-i-am-not-afraid-of.html

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  41. I featured you on my blog...

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

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  42. here's mine: http://nothingbutchatter.blogspot.com/2010/10/ahhhh-finished-project.html a month later ;)

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