Thursday, September 12, 2013

DIY Halloween Wreath

Today I'm sharing this super easy DIY Halloween Wreath tutorial. I love how classy it turned out. :)
This wreath is super easy and affordable...and I'm here to share a step by step tutorial for you to make your own! 
Supplies:

  • Black Cardstock (I used 12x12)- cut into 4" by 4" squares, I also cut a few 3" by 3" squares to use in the center.
  • Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Cardboard for backing
  • Ribbon (to hang finished wreath)
  • Pattern scrapbook paper
  • Spider or item for center
  • paper tube (paper towel or toilet paper tube)
First off, cut your cardstock. As mentioned above, for the majority of my wreath my 12x12 cardstock pages were cut into 9 equal squares of 4" by 4". 
After you have your paper cut its time to make a bunch of paper cone funnels to use as 'petals' for your wreath. You will fold these and attach them together with glue to hold the shape. Below is a photo showing how to fold the paper squares into cone petals. I also taped a video that makes it a little more clear. :)
Here is the video to show how I made them. My first video vlog ever! 

After you have your cone petals made, cut a circular piece of cardboard to use as your wreath base. This is where you will glue your petals. You'll start hot glueing your petals to the cardstock, I press the center cone bottom peak a little flat where I glue it...seems to add some good dimension to the wreath. You'll go around and around until you have your wreath at its desired fullness. As you go, you can either turn this into an entire petal dahlia wreath, or change it up as I did. I decided to add a center piece to the wreath for Halloween. After I had the desired number of petals attached, I used a cut paper tube to the center and attached a folded pinwheel of scrapbook paper. Then I attached the spider and there you have it, a super easy and affordable Halloween Wreath!
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19 comments:

  1. Marie, the dahlia look is GORG and I love how simple and striking the whole wreath appears. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Shannon, I am really loving the whole black and white look right now!

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  2. Okay I am seriously impressed with your patience on this! What a fabulous result - well worth the efforts!! Love it! It would be awesome if you were willing to share this at the Fall Get Your DIY On Link Party: Fall Wreaths going on right now on five blogs! I would love to invite you over to the happy housie to link up if you haven't already done so! Hope to see you there!!
    ~Krista

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  3. Hello,
    Very nice as an idea, I'll try to do it with my niece tomorrow.
    You can specify how many black leaves you used and the dimensions of the large circular board, and of the small central tube.
    Thank you in advance.
    (sorry for my bad English, I'm French ...)

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    1. Thank you.

      I used about 72 large petals, 11 smaller for the center. The cardboard I glued them to was a 10" diameter. The inner circle was around 2.5-3" diameter. Good luck!

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  4. This looks amazing!! I love it!!
    I would love to invite you to link it up at our new party Lovely Ladies Linky where you link up once and get seen on 6 blogs!!
    Link up starts Wednesdays!
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/lovely-ladies-linky-link-up-2/
    Hope to see you there :)
    Parrish @ Life With The Crust Cut Off

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  5. Wow, classy is right! I love it so much! Such a glamorous take on Halloween! Thank you so much for sharing this at Get Your DIY On! I hope to see you back on Sunday to link up your thrifted upcycle! Hope you're having a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

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  6. How big was the cardboard backing? I love this design! Adorable!

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    1. Thank you! The cardboard backing was around 10" diameter. Hope that helps!

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  7. Wow this is GORGEOUS! I thought I found my favorite wreath for fall/Halloween and I think you just beat it! I am totally going to try my hand at this. Great job! Pinning for later!

    If you have time you should totally link this up at our Blog Strut! We would LOVE to have you!

    Amber

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  8. Fantastic wreath and great tutorial. Thanks so much for sharing. Following along now!

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  9. Marie, I loved this so much, I'm featuring it at tonight's Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge! It starts at 7:00 est, come by and grab a button! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity! :)

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  10. SO cute! I found you at the DIY Fall Party Challenge!!

    -andi

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  11. This looks awesome in black! I made a smaller version a couple of years ago in Pink ;-) Congrats on your feature!

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  12. What a creative unique wreath! It's adorable!

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