Halloween decorating season is in full swing and I’m in love with all things spooky! If you are a regular reader you would know this is my favorite time of the year! I was asked to join the Celebrate the Season 2013 Joann Fabrics Campaign #spookyspaces Themed Project this year! Yay! I was so excited to be a part of this year’s Halloween fun! I came up with a Creepy Skull Wreath #spookyspaces for my front entryway! Here’s how to make one for your Haunted House this year.
Materials needed found in JoAnn Fabrics and Craft Stores:
- 6 Autumn Inspirations long stem Fall foliage
- 1 small Autumn Inspirations small Fall foliage bush
- A 18 inch grape vine wreath
- Holiday Inspirations Buried Alive Skeleton set
- Three separate 1/4 yards of fabric: Halloween Spirit Popcorn Metal Black, Let’s Pretend Coffin Knit Black, Let’s Pretend Zombie Foil Mesh in black/silver
- Holiday Inspirations Halloween sign
- Floral wire,
- Philips head screwdriver
- Flat Black Krylon spray paint
- Fiskars Mixed Media Thick & Heavy scissors
- Jute twine
Take your pliers and cut the long stems off to the leafy part of the 6 long stem foliage. Cut the branch closest to the end of the stem off and set aside. Place the long stems about 3 inches apart around the bottom of your wreath. Bend the wire end and hook them in between the wreath vines. Secure them with floral wire to the wreath. Place the 6 smaller stems (the ones you cut off of the long stems) between the 6 long stems and secure with floral wire.
Cut the smaller bush apart from the base with pliers leaving the stems long. Place them in the bottom of the wreath to cover the base of attached long stems. Do not attach them. Lightly spray paint the foliage and the wreath with Flat black spray paint. Let it dry. Remove the stems from the small bush from the wreath.
Cut your fabric into 1 inch wide long strips. Tie the fabric to the back and front of the wreath between the long stems. Add your bush stems back to the top of the long stems and attach with floral wire.
Remove the stakes from the skeleton arms with a screw driver. Tie them together at the elbow tightly with twine. Attach the arms tightly with floral wire through the base of the fingers to the top of the wreath.
Make a small hole in the base of the skull with the screwdriver. Feed the floral wire through the holes and attach to inside of wreath over the small bush stems. Place your Halloween sign and attach with floral wire, and that’s it! Super spooky for your Halloween entryway!