The last wreath I made with my mom took a weekend to get all the stuff and then I realized I needed more stuff (that took a month or a couple months to finally go get). It was a long process. For Halloween, I found a super quick, cheap, and easy to make wreath. It was only one trip to the craft store and a couple hours (I made dinner and did laundry as I made the wreath too).
This is a super adult post. Wreaths… dinner… laundry… craft stores. oh boy.
Anyway – I’m pretty proud of how it turned out. Not a pinterest fail!
How to make a spider wreath
What you need:
- Styrofoam circle/wreath
- Halloween spider web stuff
- Plastic Spider
- Plastic flies
- Glue gun *lots of glue)
- Letters to spell out “Boo” (or whatever other word: Eek, RIP…)
- Black paint
- Sponge paint brush
- White ribbon, fishing line, or string
What to do:
- Paint the letters with the sponge paint brush and let dry.
- Start pulling apart the spiderweb stuff and stretching it out so it doesn’t have so many crinkles and it’s not so thick.
- Hot glue the end of the spide web to the wreath. Then – in no pattern whatsoever, start wrapping and gluing the web on the wreath. Sometimes I did a wrap around the wreath, other times I wrapped around from one side to the other side. One trick is to try and keep the hot glue on the back side of the wreath – otherwise it looks messy.
- Once the painted letters are dry, attach them to the wreath with your string/ribbon/fishing wire. First I tied the letters together and made sure the spacing was right. Then, I tied both ends on the wreath and glued in place.
- Then, hot glue the spider web wherever you want it and then hot glue the flies in random spots.
- Finally, attach a circle of ribbon/string around the top where you want it to hang. – you could also have a larger bow if you want. Hang it on your door!