My mother-in-law and sisters-in-law recently made cute tulle Halloween wreaths during a girls' trip and sent me pictures (wish I could've been there!). I decided that making my own was the next best thing to crafting with them, so here's my version, girls! Here's how you can make your own. . .
Tulle Halloween Wreath & Plaque Tutorial
*Embroidery hoop (choose a size just a bit smaller than you want your finished wreath)
*Approx. 3 yards tulle off the bolt in black, purple, orange, or lime green (I used a combination of black rough netting and a softer tulle, both available at most fabric stores or at WalMart)
*Wide ribbon (mine was 6" wide) for bow and to hang wreath
*Wood plaque (ready-to-finish plaques are available in the wood aisle at craft stores like Michael's or Hobby Lobby, but I painted one I found at the thrift store)
*Black spray paint or acrylic paint
*Book pages from an old book
*Computer and printer
*Adhesive (I used Elmer's Craft Bond spray adhesive, but Mod Podge would work, too)
*Clear coat spray or Mod Podge (I like Krylon's Matte Finish spray)
To create the wreath, I started out the same way I did in my Halloween Chandelier tutorial, with an embroidery hoop and about 1 yard of tulle off the bolt cut into 3" x 6" strips. Tie them on the hoop in a square knot. Then I added another two yards cut into longer strips (about 2" by 10"). These longer strips can be tied on the hoop in between the shorter strips until the wreath looks full.
That's it for the wreath! Now to dress it up a little. . .
You could hang any fun Halloween decoration in the center. I couldn't find what I was looking for at any stores around here, so I decided to make my own. I started with this awesome plaque I found at Good Will for $.88. I know, it was pretty great the way it was. But alas. . .
I sanded it lightly to prepare it for the paint. Then I spray painted it black (including the hook).
I cut the margins off the book page so it was just words. It wasn't quite as big as the plaque, so I had to cut and paste a couple of pages together to make it the right size. If you line up the text carefully, the seams won't even be noticeable.
Next I printed the words "Enter if you dare" and a witch graphic I found for free on Graphics Fairy on the book page. The font is called LD Genevieve Lower, which I found here at Scrap 'n Fonts.
You could use Mod Podge to adhere it to the plaque, but I wanted a quicker drying, less messy option, so I used spray adhesive. It was on in about 10.2 seconds.
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