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!