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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lace Halloween Wreath

I've been excited to see so many cute fall/Halloween wreaths all over blogland, so it was just a matter of time until I created my own.

When I visited my grandmother back east this spring she was trying to get my mom to take her old black lace jacket.




She didn't want to throw it away but she no longer wanted it because sun-damage had caused discoloration in some areas.




My mom didn't want it either so she convinced me to take it for the fabric. It's been sitting in my stash ever since. This week though, I paired it with a 10" green wreath-form and two spools of satin ribbon from the dollar store.




Three dollars later, I had a festive Halloween wreath!


To make it, I wrapped the wreath-form in the orange ribbon, adhering it with a dot of hot glue every few rotations. I cut a circle out of the lace jacket a few inches larger than the wreath and snipped and stretched and maneuvered it to cover the front and sides.





 For the flower, I cut a bunch of 2 1/2 inch strips of ribbon for the petals and hot-glued the corners and tops back on themselves. I put a dot of hot glue in the centers of the ribbons and pinched them into a pleat before overlapping and adhering them onto a piece of felt. I made the center out of ribbon the way I would make a fabric rolled rose.




Halloween's coming a bit early at our house this year!

80 comments:

  1. you should submit it to "oneprettything.com"

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  2. L.O.V.E it!!!!! Can I place an order please?

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  3. Ooh, yes Shelene. Please order lots. :)

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  4. Really Jessica this is awesome..very different from other wreaths...you have done it greatly,i hope your blog will be much successful in future...you must share the tutorial of its black center flower...you have done it so neatly....great..i am following your blog,thanks for commenting me that's why i find your blog..
    Oh yapp..your baby is also so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...take very good care of your sweet baby

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  5. How beautiful and recycled, too! I want to be so creative:)

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  6. Can we say adorable!?!? I LOVE it! Most holiday decorations are at least a little bit cheesy but this is totally chic! Can you please lend me some of your craftiness since you've obviously got plenty to spare?

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  7. This is very unique and oh so chic...I LOVE it.

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  8. I love your wreath...so creative of you to use the lace! Thanks for linking up to my "Open Haunted House" Linky Party at Moo Moo's & Tutus. The party will be held every Friday 'till Halloween, so please come back again!

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  9. I love this!! I've seen pumpkins wrapped in black lace, too. This is very elegant looking..you inspire me!

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  10. Wow Jess, very cool looking! To add to previous comment, Homes and Gardens "chic"!!

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  11. Did I really hang out with you and do crafts with you in high school? I should have gotten your autograph...

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  12. Wow! I love it. Turned out great!!

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  13. So just read this whole page and I am LoViNg this!!!!! Why do we not hang out more??? Is it possible to become more creative just by being around you? Is it catching? Why don't you call me the next time you are feeling as if you are about to be a genius and I can come and just watch...that's all that I ask LET ME WATCH!!!! =)

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  14. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your chic wreath on my blog today!

    Here's the link to the post:
    http://moomootutu.blogspot.com/2010/10/open-haunted-house-week-3-with-giveaway.html

    Have a happy Friday! :)

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  15. Love that! What a great way to use up that lace. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the bat masks. Let me know if you make one :) Great blog and pics, I am your newest follower

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  16. This wreath is beautiful! In a blog world full of fall/Halloween wreaths yours stands out. I love it.

    wwww.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

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  17. Hi Jessica, I'm visiting your blog for the firs time and I'm loving it, you are very talented.
    I am your newest follower.

    Kiss from Portugal

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  18. That is so wonderful.. I am in Australia and we don;t celebrate Halloween, and I am totally envious that I can't have one for me. Perhaps I can make one for Christmas, in red or Gold.. hhmm..

    Happy crafting.. oh and crafting is TOTALLY contagious!

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  19. that turned out awesome! You have a very creative eye to see that wreath in an old lace jacket!!

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  20. hey, visiting from New Friend Friday. I LOVE this wreath, I can't believe it was made from a shirt!

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  21. this is really elegant. love the story behind it as well. such a great piece of halloweeen decor to have for years & years. beautiful.

    thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!

    kellie

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  22. GORGEOUS! I'm so happy I found your blog via NFF. I'm your newest follower. Please stop by and follow back if you like:

    http://thedirtroaddiva.blogspot.com

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  23. i love this!!! i havent seen anything like it. thanks for sharing!

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  24. OOh I am loving this wreath...thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm a new follower!

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  25. SOOOOO pretty!!! Thanks for sharing it on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions :)

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  26. ADORABLE!!!! Im a new follower... Have a Happy Halloween!!!

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  27. OH MY GORGEOUS! That is STUNNING! Never seen this idea for a wreath before.. wow, I love it!!!

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  28. I actually have a shirt that has a similar lace pattern than I would love to use for something like this! Thanks for the inspiration! :) I can't believe how cheap it was to make!

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  29. I am in love with the flower on the cute wreath! Thank you for sharing it! I am stopping by through Sunday Showcase :)

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  30. Such an adorable chic wreath!! I just looove it!! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your super sweet blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! Be sure to link up your creations at my weekly Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

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  31. Jessica I hope you don't mind but I so loved this idea!! That I posted it on my Blog with a link to yours. I absolutely love how Chic this wreath his! Thanks and can't wait to try it myself!

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  32. Wow, this is pretty amazing! Like, really. I love it and will definitely save bookmark this page for future reference.

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  33. I love this wreath that is awesome! what a great idea!
    I'm hosting a fall decor & crafts linky right now if you'd like to link up this fantastic post!


    http://candacecreations.blogspot.com/2010/09/fall-decor-tutorial-linky.html

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  34. That is stunning! I would never have thought of this. I love it!

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  35. What a sophisticated and clever idea !

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  36. So cool...I wish I had some lace around the house.

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  37. Wow! Truly an original Halloween design...lovely workmanship...I'm quite impressed. Thank you for sharing your charming wreath. Has grandmama seen the results? Cherry Kay

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  38. You are one crafty lady! How do you find the time for all these wonderful creations, with your adorable little one at your heels?

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  39. that's so clever and pretty! lace seems to be hot right now :)
    love it!

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  40. i love this. featured it on my blog ( http://beautifulmisadventure.blogspot.com ) keep up the great work!

    Kierston

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  41. That looks really cute! I LOVE the lace addition! So cool.
    I hope you can stop by my blog to join a fun giveaway going on now! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

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  42. Oh this turned out so cute! I love the lace. =)

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  43. I'm madly in love with this wreath! Amazing! the satin, the lace! Completely classy Halloween decor! Excited to be your newest follower!

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  44. Oh my gosh now THAT is STUNNING! I love it, and at first I though lace jacket might = granny wreath. This is so chic and fresh. Great design! Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

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  45. i LOVE this. and so, i featured you tonight! happy I found your blog tonight!

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  46. I love this!!! So cute! I am your newest follower!

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  47. wow! Super pretty! I just saw you on C.R.A.F.T. I love how it's Halloween-y but not cutesy - it's really mod and chic. AWESOME.

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  48. I love this! It's so pretty! And so different than any wreath I've seen this year.

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  49. Love this! so simple and easy to make!
    I'm featuring this on my blog today!
    Hope you don't mind!

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  50. Visiting from While He Was Napping linkly party. This wreath is amazing!!! I am very impressed with how you worked the lace :) Happy Halloweening!
    http://mybusycraftlife.blogspot.com

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  51. Very nice! I love that lace over the orange! It's very pretty! Now I wish I had an old lace jacket! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  52. Hi there! I am your newest follower from the blog hop! Lovely blog you have:) You can find me at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    I love this. It's very chic

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  53. Just stopping by again to let you know I featured this today! :)

    http://simpsonizedcraftsandthensome.blogspot.com/2010/10/link-party-features.html

    Thanks for linking up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday

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  54. This was one of my favorite projects from last week's Mad Skills party, and I will be featuring it on my blog today.

    madincrafts.blogspot.com

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  55. I LOVE this-- you are so creative! Thanks for linking up to A Crafty Soiree... hope you share again tomorrow!

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  56. Hi!

    Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog, PaperFriendly.

    Nancy Ward
    PaperFriendly
    http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

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  57. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/black-wreaths/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  58. I so totally copied you:
    http://plushnest.blogspot.com/2010/10/ghosties-ghoulies-and-long-legged.html
    It's not nearly as pretty as yours, but I wanted you to know I was inspired.

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  59. Oh I love, love, LOVE this Halloween wreath!! So totally different and new!!! Hope I can find some black lace and copy your design. This is my first timed on your blog - and am going to look at your other stuff now :)

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  60. So in LOVE with this wreath! I love anything with lace, this is just perfect. I am going to feature this fab wreath on my blog this week. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. This is so creative! I'm including it in a mega Halloween Wreath wrap up on my blog in October : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  62. Ooooh, that's gorgeous! I love that lace with the VERY bright orange behind it! Very, very pretty and VERY Halloween.

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  63. Found you via pinterest - totally going to adapt this to make a spring version! :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  64. I love your wreath. I am featuring it tomorrow on my blog. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  65. This is so cute! I can hardly find wreaths I like for Halloween but I love this. Also its a great way to get rid of old pieces of fabric, well done! Love it.

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  66. Where can I find lace for this craft? Thanks :)

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  67. How did u get the foam to stay together? you said it was a pool foam? I love this and would love to replicate! Thanks for the idea!

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  68. Now this is an incredible out of the box craft! LOVE! It will be up on my FB this evening!

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  69. I love this, I just love wreath in general. Love it so much I'm sharing it with my group over at Cafemom. Our Mom are going to love it.

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