Saturday, October 15, 2011

What's Wicked, Awesome And Has Feathers And Skulls?

Why my latest wreath, of course!


Want a closer look? 



When I was discussing wreaths that I was planning on making, my friend Tiffany, who is also the owner of the lemon wreath, requested a Halloween wreath, since she already had an autumn one. 

I had a couple ideas of what I could make, as well as some random Halloween items I'd picked up on sale at Michael's, knowing I could use them for something. While I was wandering the aisles of Michael's I ran across something else, and in my head, it all came together. 
 
Wanna see how I did it? 


Supplies: 
flat wreath form
feather boas (I used 3) 
skull heads
ribbon
glue gun and glue sticks
paint (optional) 

I started out by painting the wreath form black. The feathers covered the wreath form, but just in case the form showed through I wanted to make sure that the form wasn't visible. 



Next step was making my wreath hanger with my ribbon. It gave me a reference point as to where the top of the wreath was, as well as making the ribbon hanger more of a background piece then a focal point of the wreath. 



Once I had my ribbon hanger on, I started wrapping my feather boas around the wreath form and gluing them every few wraps around the wreath form to secure them. 






Once I had the wreath form covered by my feather boas, it's time to start attaching my skulls to the wreath. I laid mine out how I wanted them to be on the wreath before gluing them down. I simply hot glued the bottom of the skull and pressed it down onto the wreath.




And that's it, you're done! 



If I were to make another wreath like this I probably would glue the skulls so that the faces were facing out so they are easier to see, but at the same time, it's a little deceptive when you're walking up to the front door. 


Isn't Tiffany's front porch adorable? It's nice to have a friend that loves decorating for Halloween as much as I do.




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23 comments:

  1. You stole my comment! I was going to say that I like how you can't tell they're skulls until you get closer, but you went and said it yourself! :)

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  2. Thank you so much for posting this! I'll be making a trip to the craft store this week...and feather boas are on sale too - Fantasy Fest is coming up!

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  3. Girl, you are a wreath-making machine. :) I love this though. It's fun, festive & perfect for Halloween.

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  4. I love it! & the picture of my front porch! AWESOME! :)

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  5. I love the skull wreath! AND your zebra print glue gun! How cute is that???

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  6. great job :) i might have to make this for a friend of mine... she would loooove it! thanks for sharing!

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  7. LOVE this wreath! I have been noticing a lot of feathered Halloween wreaths and I'm a big fan!

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  8. luv luv this wreath...
    Would luv for my readers to follow this, inviting you to link at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/10/halloween-ideas-and-home-decor-party.html
    Thanks
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  9. This is cool. I'm always trying to find new ideas for wreaths or something to hang on the front door. This is such a neat version and it doesn't look like every other fall-colored leaf wreath out there. Heck, I think even my husband (who hates door decor) could get behind this.

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  10. Very cool looking wreath! Very fun (and spooky!)

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  11. I am in LOVE with this and feel the need to RUN to buy some feathers and attach them to everything, especially my Halloween yarn wreath! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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  12. Love it..How creative and awesome..I would totally love for you to share and link this to my Pin'Inspirational creative Thursday party happening today pweeease..Link ~ http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html .Officially following ya with smiles..Wishing ya a lovely day :))

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  13. Love your combination of glam and goth! Great idea.

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  14. Best dressed skeletons anywhere! What a fantastic idea. You really rocked it!

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  15. New follower! I oddly have two bags of mini-glittered skulls and now I know what to do with them! Great idea!

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  16. Wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my BFF Open House Wrap Up! Grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like!

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  17. Bethanny, It's been a while since I've had a chance to catch up with your blog, I am so glad I made the time today. First off, anything with feathers is amazing! I love your Halloween wreath. You have 1 lucky friend!
    {kim}

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  18. Great wreath! If you make another one you should think about a layer of glow in the dark mod podge for the skulls! I just saw it this past weekend and couldn't think what I would use it for, but this would be perfect. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

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  19. What a great combo for a wreath. Love it.

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  20. Oooo very glam-spooky! Great job!
    Thanks again for partying with us at Show & Share!

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  21. How very cool! What a great idea to use the feathers. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I used your wreath as inspiration see it here http://sinfulsweetsandsewing.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-boo-tastic-halloween-wreath-for-20.html Thanks for the inspiration!

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