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Halloween Wreath


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Design by: TondaR (2 Projects)
Project skill level: moderate
Project time: 2 hours to 3 hours
Project tags: Home Décor/Accents Wall Décor/Wreaths/Banners Halloween Holiday Décor

We love Halloween in this household so I really enjoyed making this wreath!! This is only my 2nd project that I have ever posted so please forgive me if my instructions are not easy to understand. lol

CRICUT ®: WHAT WAS USED

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED

  • Grapevine wreath
  • black spray paint
  • floral wire
  • cardstock
  • stickles
  • black feathers

STEP-BY-STEP How-TO INSTRUCTIONS

First of all I want to let everyone know that everything on this wreath is made with the CRICUT with the exception of the two glow in the dark Googly Eyes and the two orange glitter spiders that I purchased at Michael's. Also, every item cut with the CRICUT was cut 3 times with white card stock and then layered with the colored/printed card stock on top. I wanted every piece to be very sturdy. You could use chipboard and not have to layer each piece. I did not have any chipboard that I liked on hand. After all three pieces were glued together(ATG gun), I inked all the edges in black ink to hide the white. All of the colored or printed card stock that I used is from the new "Bewitched Stacks" from DCWV. I LOVE LOVE these new stacks. I purchased those at Joann's. I did use my GYPSY to make all the pieces.
Now for the directions. First of all I purchased a grapevine wreath and black spray paint (the cheap kind) from Walmart. I spray painted the wreath black because I did not want any of the brown grapevine to show. But after all was said and done the black feathers covered the wreath nicely. At first I did not know if I wanted to use the feathers or just attach everything to the grapevine wreath. To me, the black feathers gave it a more spooky feeling. But I think either way would have been nice.
Next, I attached the feathers to the wreath with floral wire. This is a long feathery thing I purchased at Joann's in the Halloween section. Please note that you will have feathers everywhere!! lol Even found one in my cup of coffee. lol
Next I cut out the Haunted House from the Oct 31st cartridge. Using my GYPSY I cut it at Width 11.90 inches and Height at 10.50. Before I attached the printed paper on the layers I printed out the house with no windows in yellow card stock. Added this to the layers and then attached the printed card stock on top of all.
Next the BEWARE sign. I found the frame that I liked on the Camp Out cartridge. The moon is from the Oct 31st cartridge. I welded both together with the GYPSY. This was cut at width 12.00 inches by height 3.61 inches. I then cut a separate 4 inch moon with tan colored card stock and layered it on top. I dressed it up with Dried Marigold ink (Tim Holtz) and More Mustard (Stampin' Up) ink color. The word BEWARE is from the Oct 31st cartridge. Cut the letters at width 7.50 inches by height 2.25 inches. This cartridge does not offer the shadow feature so for the shadow letters I just cut out the letters a little larger at width 7.80 inches by height at 2.55 inches.
Next the tree. This is on the Happy Hauntings cartridge. I cut this out at width 5.00 inches by height 8.50 inches. I really wanted a black tree but knew that it would not show up on the black feathers so I used a tan colored piece of cardstock and inked the edges black and used black little markings and black stickles to it.
On the tree I placed an owl. My GD loves owls so I knew that I had to put one on the tree. The owl is from the Happy Hauntings cartridge. I cut this out at 2.00 inches. Added stickles to it to add color.
Next the Ghosts. These are from the Happy Hauntings cartridge also. I did not write down the exact measurements but I think they are around 4 inches. Before I added the top layer I cut out a small piece of black paper and placed in on the layers so that the eyes and mouth would show up black. I then covered them with some spider web stuff that I had. Hot glued the web on the back side of the ghosts. I attached a stick with hot glue to the back of each ghost so that I could easily place these anywhere on the wreath.
Now the fence. This is also from the Happy Hauntings cartridge. Cut this out at width 11.50 inches and the height at 3.50 inches. I used tan card stock for this and dressed it up with brown distressing ink and black and brown markings. I used black stickles on the crow.
Last the pumpkins. These are also from the Happy Hauntings cartridge. I cut these out at 2.25 inches. I glued these to the fence. For the glue on this project I used my ATG gun for the larger pieces and the Zig two way glue pen. I did not attach any items to the wreath until after I had made everything. This way it was easier to see where everything should be placed.

Step 1

First of all I want to let everyone know that everything on this wreath is made with the CRICUT with the exception of the two glow in the dark Googly Eyes and the two orange glitter spiders that I purchased at Michael's. Also, every item cut with the CRICUT was cut 3 times with white card stock and then layered with the colored/printed card stock on top. I wanted every piece to be very sturdy. You could use chipboard and not have to layer each piece. I did not have any chipboard that I liked on hand. After all three pieces were glued together(ATG gun), I inked all the edges in black ink to hide the white. All of the colored or printed card stock that I used is from the new "Bewitched Stacks" from DCWV. I LOVE LOVE these new stacks. I purchased those at Joann's. I did use my GYPSY to make all the pieces.

Step 2

Now for the directions. First of all I purchased a grapevine wreath and black spray paint (the cheap kind) from Walmart. I spray painted the wreath black because I did not want any of the brown grapevine to show. But after all was said and done the black feathers covered the wreath nicely. At first I did not know if I wanted to use the feathers or just attach everything to the grapevine wreath. To me, the black feathers gave it a more spooky feeling. But I think either way would have been nice.

Step 3

Next, I attached the feathers to the wreath with floral wire. This is a long feathery thing I purchased at Joann's in the Halloween section. Please note that you will have feathers everywhere!! lol Even found one in my cup of coffee. lol

Step 4

Next I cut out the Haunted House from the Oct 31st cartridge. Using my GYPSY I cut it at Width 11.90 inches and Height at 10.50. Before I attached the printed paper on the layers I printed out the house with no windows in yellow card stock. Added this to the layers and then attached the printed card stock on top of all.

Step 5

Next the BEWARE sign. I found the frame that I liked on the Camp Out cartridge. The moon is from the Oct 31st cartridge. I welded both together with the GYPSY. This was cut at width 12.00 inches by height 3.61 inches. I then cut a separate 4 inch moon with tan colored card stock and layered it on top. I dressed it up with Dried Marigold ink (Tim Holtz) and More Mustard (Stampin' Up) ink color. The word BEWARE is from the Oct 31st cartridge. Cut the letters at width 7.50 inches by height 2.25 inches. This cartridge does not offer the shadow feature so for the shadow letters I just cut out the letters a little larger at width 7.80 inches by height at 2.55 inches.

Step 6

Next the tree. This is on the Happy Hauntings cartridge. I cut this out at width 5.00 inches by height 8.50 inches. I really wanted a black tree but knew that it would not show up on the black feathers so I used a tan colored piece of cardstock and inked the edges black and used black little markings and black stickles to it.

Step 7

On the tree I placed an owl. My GD loves owls so I knew that I had to put one on the tree. The owl is from the Happy Hauntings cartridge. I cut this out at 2.00 inches. Added stickles to it to add color.

Step 8

Next the Ghosts. These are from the Happy Hauntings cartridge also. I did not write down the exact measurements but I think they are around 4 inches. Before I added the top layer I cut out a small piece of black paper and placed in on the layers so that the eyes and mouth would show up black. I then covered them with some spider web stuff that I had. Hot glued the web on the back side of the ghosts. I attached a stick with hot glue to the back of each ghost so that I could easily place these anywhere on the wreath.

Step 9

Now the fence. This is also from the Happy Hauntings cartridge. Cut this out at width 11.50 inches and the height at 3.50 inches. I used tan card stock for this and dressed it up with brown distressing ink and black and brown markings. I used black stickles on the crow.

Step 10

Last the pumpkins. These are also from the Happy Hauntings cartridge. I cut these out at 2.25 inches. I glued these to the fence. For the glue on this project I used my ATG gun for the larger pieces and the Zig two way glue pen. I did not attach any items to the wreath until after I had made everything. This way it was easier to see where everything should be placed.

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I love this its gorgeous

Published on November 21, 2012 by JodiHunley Flag Comment As Inappropriate
OK- this is just awesome! Love it!

Published on October 19, 2012 by NadiaHerbstMcConnell Flag Comment As Inappropriate
This is fabulous!

Published on September 06, 2012 by GonescrappinakaColleen Flag Comment As Inappropriate
Gorgeous wreath!! Love it! TFS! :-)

Published on September 05, 2012 by Ladybug Flag Comment As Inappropriate