Saturday, November 5, 2011
This is what I bought: a 0.5 inch foam PVC covering for $0.97, a package of yarn in Light Gray for $3.69, 2 piece of yellow felt & 2 pieces of black felt for $1. I had previously bought a craft hot glue gun for $5, refills for $2, and a 75 pack of popsicle sticks for $2.
|I may agree with the name now.|
Step 1: Prepare the foam to be a wreath.
The PVC covering was 6 feet long so I folded it in half and cut it. I removed the plastic to allow the two sides of the foam to stick together.
Then, I used duct tape to secure the foam into a circle shape. I'm gonna try and make the duct tape a little less bumpy on my next wreath.
Step 2: Wrap the wreath with yarn.
I chose a starting point on the foam circle and tied a knot with the yarn.
I then wrapped the yarn around the foam. I did not cut the yarn from its bundle. I wrapped the whole bundle of yarn around the foam circle...every time. And I wrapped around the foam 2 complete times. As you can tell, I was slightly OCD and made sure the yarn didn't overlap itself. I would throw the yarn bundle around the foam circle at least 10 times, pull it tight next to the yarn already wrapped, and repeat the process. This is what the wreath looked like wrapped twice.
Step 3: Make the moon.
I cut two pieces of yellow felt in semi-circles, hot-glued them together, and hot-glued them to the back of the wreath. I used 2 pieces of felt because 1 piece was too see-through.
Step 4: Make the bat.
I found a bat template online but it ended up looking too skinny on my wreath. I used it to help me free hand a bat shape on a piece of paper. I pinned the paper onto 2 pieces of black felt.
I then cut around the picture (through the felt) to get my felt bat cutouts.
I hot-glued a popsicle stick in the middle of the two felt bats to give it stability. Most of the bat was not going to be touching the wreath and I was worried it would fall and not look great. But the popsicle helped!
Here it is on my parents front door Halloween day.
|See why I took a picture on a white door?|
Hope you had a safe & happy Halloween!