Sunday, September 25, 2011

Halloween Spider Wreath!

Today I was able to finish up the wreath I'd been working on in between coats of paint in my office.  It ended up quite a bit different than it began (does that ever happen to you?), but I'm pretty happy with the final version...


The wreath form is a natural straw form that I found at Hobby Lobby - I loved the natural straw and thought it would be a perfect background for my Halloween wreath idea.  Unfortunately, the straw did not get along so well with my sensitive skin.  My arms were so red and itchy that I moved on to plan B (okay, I didn't really have a plan B, but I made one pretty quick!)  I wrapped the form with some aqua grosgrain ribbon (cause I didn't have orange or black or purple or any of the Halloween colors, k?) - my skin was ever so thankful for the change, the color didn't matter.


I then added the spider web, constructed from some shimmery black yarn, straight pins, and memories of web-making from grade school.  (I think we did ours with nails on a block of wood back then - do you remember doing those?)  The "BOO" letters were found in the wood crafts department at Hobby Lobby and then lovingly adorned with some orange glitter left over from the Glitter Acorns.  The cute little Spidey will be a tutorial for ya later this week!


I used some scrap fabric for the little rolled flowers... and my new wreath was complete!


I love how it matches my door...

I'm slowly getting the entire front entry ready for fall.  The Halloween lights are on the ivy planters, the grapevine pumpkins have been rescued from the attic, and I've added some fall mums just waiting to bloom (I'm hoping they can survive the final hot days of the season).  I'll show more pics once it's really ready.

Oh, and about that office... it.  is.  done!

Well, the painting that is.  Now I have the task of figuring out which sleeper sofa and craft table I will be adding to the space.  I'm already loving how much lighter and brighter the room is since getting rid of the poop brown walls.

But back to that wreath, right?


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15 comments:

  1. Such an amazing job with the wreath. I'll be sharing on my FB page.

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  2. Very cute...good job sis!

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  3. I adore the colors of your wreath! Would love if you linked up to the Scatter Girls' Fall Front Porch Party that is going on right now: http://scattergirls.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-porch-linky-party.html

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  4. I loooooove the colors. ORange and aqua are my favorite colors right now. If you visit my blog you'll be able to tell since those are the colors on my blog's heading, etc. haha. Pinning this and sharing on my fb and twitter. :)

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  5. This is very cute! I featured it on my blog today as part of my Friday Favorites. Come over and check it out :) Happy Friday to you.

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  6. That is the cutest dang spider! Love your wreath :)

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  7. Really Cool! I would love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  8. You are so creative! What a great wreath. I love how you made the web and can't wait to see how you made the spider. I am a new follower from Tatertots and Jello. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

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  9. I love that you did the form in turquoise!! It looks great with the orange and black! perfect! Great spider web!

    I have hooked up with Julia's Party as well!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  10. OOOH! That looks great! Love those letters:)

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  11. Rhonda, you and I were featured over at A Nest of Posies! I love your project and I'd be thrilled if you shared it over at my halloween link party at http://igottacreate.blogspot.com! <3 Christina

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  12. Awesome wreath!! Love that you used aqua...it really makes the orange and black stand out...beautiful combination!

    Maysem @ odetoinspiration.wordpress.com

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  13. Love the wreath! I'm your newest follower from tatertots and jello-stop by for a visit!!

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  14. Super fun! Thanks for linking up to The "Autumn D├ęcor" Talent Scouting Party at WhisperWood Cottage!

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  15. This is adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

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