Today I'm apart of Craft Lighting Halloween 2014 with a Spooky Halloween Wreath. I love these series that Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts put on each year! Halloween has to be my second favorite holiday. I love all the colors associated with Halloween. If it came with presents instead of candy, it'd be my favorite holiday!
I had a lot of fun at JoAnn's picking out the goods to make this wreath. I knew I wanted something earthy and a little sinister without it being too Holiday-ish. I kind of don't love the froo froo looking decor. It's definitely not me.
I bought a 10″ styrofoam wreath mold I guess is what you'd call it. Floracraft is the ones who make it and I like them the best because they are the sturdiest. Some people use pool noodles and I don't mind it but I've noticed that you can get sagging or some cheaper ones fall apart a lot faster. I go for it in the beginning using a coupon and you can spend $3-$6 on one and you're money and time won't be wasted because you've invested in a good product. That's just my honest opinion. I bought some black moss in the floral department along with a small nest and some pinecones. These were also all on sale so I spent about $15 total on this wreath. I had the bird from a clearance sale last year from Michaels.
I used a low temp glue gun to adhere the moss to the foam. This will give you an advantage in two ways. One, it will not melt the foam and two, it will help you be able to touch the actual glue without burning yourself. Also at this point I took the bird's nest and painted it with my favorite spray paint, Rustoleum 2X Coverage in Black. I let it dry to the touch and glued it on and adhered the bird in the position I wanted it in.
I then took the package of the mini pinecones and placed them below the nest in a cluster and spread them out to have them taper off so they wouldn't end bluntly when they were all gone. Again, I just hot glued them. This was a really easy process. When everything was in the position I wanted it to be, I just took my embossing gun and heated up all the strands of dried glue and they disappeared.
I placed it on my front door in front of a large wire spider web I bought last year at a boutique. I'm still in the process of decorating my front porch so I can't wait to show you more! This project was really fast once you have all your products in an assembly line.
Make sure you check out the rest of the Craft Lightning Halloween 2014 Series!! Thanks for checking out this fun project, I enjoyed making it!