Don’t feel like running to the store and buying a Halloween door wreath, you can easily make your own and save money at the same time. A plus to this is that you can do this with your children and make great memories with them at the same time, memories that they will cherish for years to come. Here is how you can easily make your own creepy Halloween door wreath.
To make a creepy addition to your Halloween décor is easy, and it only requires a few items that you may have lying around your home. Essentials such as an old magazine, thin wire or straightened clothes hanger, glue gun, assorted colors of spray paint, and some spent flowers are all you really need.
Take the old magazine and tear out some pages and crumple them up to resemble a chrysanthemum bloom. Don’t worry if you can’t get it just right, it’s not the realism that you’re aiming for, it’s the effect.
Make sure that if your children are helping, that you operate the glue gun, safety is the number one priority. Using the glue gun, glue the pages resembling the chrysanthemum blooms to the thin wire or a straightened clothes hanger.
Then you will spray the wreath and the blooms with black spray paint. Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area so you won’t inhale spray paint fumes.
To keep from saturating the paper, you will want to apply the spray paint in layers, allowing the paint to dry between coats.
To add more flare to your creepy Halloween wreath, find some dead and dry garden leftovers. Some zinnias, magnolia leaves, or some purple coneflowers will make great additions to your wreath.
Simply glue them into the wreath, and to finish you can tie 4 feet or more of wide ribbon, your choice of color, around the wreath. Let the ends of the ribbon hang down to add more effect.
Another choice is to tie pieces of the ribbon in little bows around the wreath, or just tie one big bow right in the center.
All you have left to do is to hang your creepy Halloween wreath on your door and just wait for all the ghosts and goblins come knocking at your door for treats on Halloween night. You and your children can take pride in knowing that you made the wreath together and use it again next year and for years to come.
Sources: Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things book