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
Seriously, this project was a problem from jump street and I was ready to throw in the towel
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!
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!
Here it is hanging out with the pumpkins on the front porch…
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!
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
Here is a quick run down of supplies:
- Foam wreath – 14 inch (Hobby Lobby – 40% off coupon)
- Ribbon – 1.5 inch wide / 30 feet roll – (HL sale 50% off)
- Spiders – plastic / 5 in (Wally World)
- EEK – glittery sign (Hobby Lobby – sale 40% off)
- Scrapbook paper – (The Paper Studio Halloween theme)
- Black vinyl or black card stock (Oh My Craft Vinyl)
- Floral picks
- Craft glue and Hot Glue Gun
- Straight pens (optional)
- Corsage Pins (optional)
- 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).
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.
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???
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!
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…
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A Little Knick Knack
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Things I've done Thursday @ Bear Rabbit Bear
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Refresh your Nest Fridays @ Making Lemonade
The Answer is Chocolate
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