Wednesday, October 26

Spiderville Wreath

Creepy… Crawly… EEK!

Have you ever had a vision for a project that’s suppose to be a simple run of the mill, no bells or whistles, plain Jane kind of project and it turns out to be the most difficult possessed thing you E-V-E-R created (okay, maybe not Ever but darn close). I can see heads bobbing in agreement!

Seriously, this project was a problem from jump street and I was ready to throw in the towel out the window but being as stubborn as I am, it only made me more determined to conquer this wreath…

Well, let me introduce you to the thorn in my side…. I am soooo glad to be finished with this wreath and mark it off my project list!

Wreath B edit rounded

It turned out okay – Not quite what I had in mind but considering of the glitches - I say… slap a door hanger on this baby and let it go!

Wreath C edit rounded

Here it is hanging out with the pumpkins on the front porch…

Wreath Outside A final full view
Sorry for the terrible picture/angle but my wheelchair can’t make it up the front porch stairs so I can never get a decent shot of the front door! 

Wreath Outside G edit

I only had to purchase a few things and what I bought was either on sale or I had a 40% off coupon. The rest of the supplies I already had in my stash so it ended up being super cheap to make. I think I have a whole $6 bucks invested in this masterpiece disaster.

Here is a quick run down of supplies:
  1. Foam wreath – 14 inch (Hobby Lobby – 40% off coupon)

  2. Ribbon – 1.5 inch wide / 30 feet roll – (HL sale 50% off)

  3. Spiders – plastic / 5 in (Wally World)

  4. EEK – glittery sign (Hobby Lobby – sale 40% off)

  5. Scrapbook paper – (The Paper Studio Halloween theme)

  6. Black vinyl or black card stock (Oh My Craft Vinyl)

  7. Floral picks

  8. Craft glue and Hot Glue Gun

  9. Straight pens (optional)

  10. Corsage Pins (optional)

  11. Card board (cereal box work great- Honey Nut Cheerios)

Check out the spiders - aren't they awesome… I know it’s hard to tell in the pictures (yes, I know I take crappy pictures) but they are covered in black glitter, made of a hard plastic and are almost as big as my hand.  The ribbon was also a perfect match – it has a faux leather look with a glittery fuzzy border (I tried to lighten up the photo of the ribbon so you could see the faux look). 

Wreath Spider final collage

I wrapped the ribbon around the wreath overlapping as I went along using Corsage Pins to secure the ribbon and to hold the loop in place (you could use glue but the pins work best with foam and it allows for the wreath to be reused).

For the spiders, I took floral sticks and wrapped the wire around the spider and secured the wire to the pick on the underside of spider. Made a small hole in the ribbon and then stuck the pick into the foam wreath.

EEK edit final  Spider Lane edit final

The EEK is just a little sign from Hobby Lobby. It was so cheap I couldn’t resist (just being lazy instead of making one) and the address plaque I made using my SCAL program and my Cricut.

The plaque was simple to make it was just a little time consuming but I love playing with paper so no biggie!  

First, I figured out all of the measurements and then I started by cutting a front and back out of thin card board (cereal box). Then, glued the striped paper to the front piece and a solid dark purple to the back piece. I cut the numbers, letters and border out of black vinyl and the scrolls out of heavy black cardstock. Next, I placed the black vinyl border, numbers and letters onto orange cardstock then glued it to the back piece of the frame. Glued the front of frame in place and then added the scrolls to each side.  Now for the fun part – add a coat of Mod Podge over entire front of the plaque. Mod Podge (matte finish) adds a nice seal. Glued to the wreath after I had the spiders in place.

For the background – Cut the spider web scrapbook paper about 1 inch larger than the center hole of wreath. Took glue pen and traced a few of the spider webs then added some fine glitter. Secured the background to wreath with straight pins (again, pins work really good with foam and you can remove easily to recycle)

So what do think???

Wreath B edit rounded

Creepy… Crawly… EEK!

Take a peek at our foyer it’s gone Batty… Do you remember those Halloween pillows I made out of Tea Towels??  I told you I had a perfect place to display them!

Foyer C final edit

FUN… FUN… Now, if I can just keep my Grandson from climbing on the bench trying to eat the candles! Oh the joys of being a toddler!!

Thanks so much for stopping by to see the Spooky fun going on here at our Nest.  I hope this project inspires you to make something Creepy… Crawly!

Until next time…

Simply AJ


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  1. I totally understand the picture in your head vs. the outcome. I want to see the picture in your head because your final project is amazing! You did a fabulous job! It honestly looks like you bought it at a Pottery Barn type store. You are very creative! Blessings-Carrie

  2. I think it looks fantastic - but yes, I recently made the most horrible, terrible cookies in my life. LOL! Returning the follow from Happy Hour Projects!


  3. I think this is spooky in a sweet kind of way! Great job! Stopping over from hatingmartha

  4. Hi AJ! I love your halloween wreath! I'm not sure what you were envisioning, but this is great. I love the spiderweb background. :) Thanks so much for visiting me at The Little Birdie! I'm your newest follower! :)


  5. Looks great! Found you via Shabby Nest. Would love for you to link up to my weekly Things I've Done Thursday party that runs until noon EST on Saturday. We also have a custom blog button giveaway going on right now!!


  6. It looks great. I have also had those projects I could not wait to finish because they drove me crazy. I am a new follower from Creation Corner. Vicky from

  7. I think it turned out great. I completely understand the whole "from my head to reality" thing...happens often with me! Thanks so much for linking up to this week's BFF Open House!

  8. The wreath looks fabulous! Love the spooky spider. Your foyer looks very nice as well:) Have a great Halloween!!
    Karen@Pocket Full of Pink

  9. OH MY GOODNESS I love love everything! Thank you for all of the great explanations and how to stuff!!! I wish I could stop by for some candy tonight! Your place is all decorated wonderfully!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  10. That web in the middle was such a clever idea. Thanks for linking up this creepy crawly FUN wreath to Refresh Your Nest Friday!


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