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? 

flat wreath form
feather boas (I used 3) 
skull heads
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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  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! :)

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

  8. luv luv this wreath...
    Would luv for my readers to follow this, inviting you to link at

  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.

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

  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

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

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

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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~

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

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

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

  21. I used your wreath as inspiration see it here Thanks for the inspiration!


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