Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Making Memories: Halloween Wreath

I saw this on Making Memories blog and thought it was fabulous!  You could do this for ANY holiday!!!  I'll be making one of these, for sure.  If you have kids, this is a great project to get them involved in.  Follow the link for MM step by step (they even have a link to the artist blog where she has a video) instructions... or see below for the quick 411 to this spooky beauty.

To create this project you will need the following supplies:

Halloween paper and embellishments
Styrofoam wreath
Paper trimmer
Lollipop Sticks
Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

Follow these instructions to create this seasonal wreath:

1. Tie ribbon (for hanging) to the wreath.

2. Cut 1/4" strips of different Making Memories’ patterned papers and wrap each strip tightly around a pencil to curl. Create about 80 curled strips to start the project then cut and curl more as needed to complete the wreath.

3. Using a hot glue gun, hot glue curled strips of paper, one at a time, to the Styrofoam wreath. Hot glue each curl up-close to the one prior. The curls should be at different angles to each other, not aligned.

4. Keep adding curls until the wreath is covered (front, inner side, and outer side of wreath – but not the back).

5. Cut lollipop sticks in half, then hot glue the sticks to the backs of Making Memories’ die-cut labels, felt embellishments, and stickers. Insert sticks randomly into the wreath. Add hot glue if needed to keep sticks in place. Tie ribbon to some sticks if you like.

6. Cut large circle out of scalloped die-cut paper, sized larger than the base of the wreath, then glue paper to the back-side of the wreath.

7. Hot glue additional curls to the wreath if needed so that none of the Styrofoam can be seen from the sides or front.

***UPDATE*** 10.15.11 Working on my wreath this weekend.  Stay tuned for some pics and my short cuts.

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