I can’t believe it’s already October!! I spent part of the weekend trying to get some Halloween decorating done, starting with this Grandinroad Inspired Halloween Wreath which is donning the wicked mantel this year. This wreath caught my eye because of all the different patterns and I loved the broom and witch hat accessories. I set out to a few craft stores and made a knock-off version of this wreath for only $40, and I’ll show you how.
Okay, let’s be serious for a minute. WHO has $350 to spend on a wreath? Hey, if that’s you then I’m sellin’!! 🙂 Not this chick, I don’t believe in spending any more than I have to for some wicked stylish design! So let’s break this down…
Here are the supplies I bought, and of course all the ribbon was on sale and I used a 40% coupon for the wreath form.
- 6-7 spools of various ribbon. (I used 6 different types of ribbon for 6 spools total in this wreath – plus some for the witches hat and to hang the wreath)
- Youth’s Witch Hat (Target for $2)
- Youth’s Witch Broom (Target for $3)
- 3 small pumpkins painted black and white with craft paint (Walmart $.87 each)
- Foam wreath form
- floral wire
- straight pins
- hot glue/glue gun
To make the wreath, cut ribbon in about 6-8″ pieces. Double the ends over and pin it all together with a straight pin through the middle. Attach the ribbon to the wreath with the straight pin. (This is why I love pictures, because explaining this is clear as mud!) 🙂
I pinned the ribbon in various directions and alternating patterns. Keep going around the wreath until it begins to look full. Remember that you don’t need as much ribbon under where the witches hat will be, and leave a little space for the witch’s broom. Fluff the ribbon to help cover up the straight pins. (Hint: if you use the small silver flat head pins, they won’t be as hard to cover up as the ones I used. But hey, we make do with what we have around here.) 😉
Okay, so you end up with something like this picture here, and it finally starts to come together. Next, I dressed up the witches hat a little with some more ribbon and hot glue. And I added some of these little orange bows to fill in some bare spots on my wreath.
I took my pumpkins outside, spray painted them creamy white with Valspar’s Paint and Primer in One from Lowe’s. After that dried, I added black stripes with my craft paint.
Attach the pumpkins to the wreath with hot glue. I used a little floral wire poked through the sides of the witch’s hat and some hot glue to attach it to my wreath. I also used floral wire to tie the broom on, along with a few gobs of hot glue for good measure. Notice I strategically placed a small pumpkin right under the broom to help support some of the weight. 😉
Go back and fluff or fill in any bare spots with more ribbon as needed. I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the form to hang it from a hook on the back of the mirror that sits on our mantel.
So what do you think? I can’t believe it only cost $40 to make this wreath and I love how it turned out. It maybe because I’m a bit of a perfectionist?? (WHO ME!? maybe a little…) so it took me a little bit of time to make this, but it’s totally worth it. I finally got the mantel all spookified and I’ll be revealing that later this week with a free printable for you! Plus, I’ve been working on a few other spooky crafts as well along with some Halloween party planning!! Whew, there’s lots to do!! Happy October ya’ll!