Even though it is not quite October 1st, it is definitely time to be thinking about Halloween crafts.
Our house will be all decked out by this weekend and I cannot wait.
Last Christmas my mom and I made these huge, awesome, sparkly deco mesh Christmas wreaths.
So when I came across this Halloween version, I knew we needed to try it.
We made a few tweaks to the original...the biggest being we used deco mesh instead of tulle.
This wreath can certainly be done either way, it really just depends if you want to go big or go home.
We chose to go big.
First things first, you need a good helper.
(The Crispix box was used to measure our deco mesh and cut down on one million cuts. Floyd thought it was for snack time.)
We followed the directions in the tutorial as far as the process but as an overview here is what we did:
Cut strips of black deco mesh and tie to craft wreath
Cut longer strips of purple mesh and attach at the top
Stuff socks with newspaper and determine how long you want them to hang
Adhere witch's hat to top with hot glue
I love how huge she is!
We purchased all of these items at Hobby Lobby. A tip for you...buy all that you can from the fall/Christmas sections. When I was there the Halloween crafts were not on sale (when are things not on sale at Hobby Lobby?) so I found what I could from the Christmas and fall sections, which were on sale.
I picked up the purple deco mesh from the Christmas area and the wreath forms from the fall, helping save some money.
I picked up some other fall goodies this weekend...be on the lookout for a fall porch reveal soon!