Thursday, October 6, 2011

Free Halloween Wreath

We got a cool snap this weekend here in Houston, it's finally feeling more like fall. According to the Weather channel it won't be around much longer, so I decided to decorate a bit for Halloween. I'm not super big into All Hallows Eve, but it's a fun thing to do with the kids so I tried to spruce things up without spending any money, at all! This is what I came up with...
I managed to scrounge up some left over pumpkins from last year, feather boas from my "Little Diva" baby shower supply box, a wire hanger, purple tulle from making tutu's and plumbing insulation from last winter.

I molded the wire hanger into a circle and wrapped my insulation around it to give more girth to it. Next I hot glued the boa around the "wreath form", I used 4 six-foot long pieces.

That's when Brooke realized I had the camera out...

and had to start posing...

Boy am I in trouble. Back to the project, I painted the pumpkins with a black base coat and then metallic purple. I clustered them off to the right side. Made a tulle bow to top it off, and voila!

I'm thinking I will probably scale back the bow a bit... it swallows the wreath.
We might make little ghosts to hang from the trees out front, still not sure. I guess it depends on how much time and supplies I can pull together. I hope you enjoyed my completely free wreath! Yay, I actually got something up before the day of!

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Fonda said...

Those pumpkins turned out soooo cute! I love your purple metallic! AND FREE! That is the best kind of creativity!

Brenda said...

Wonderful you take me back when I would make my weaths form hangers thanks! So much fun and you don't find that creative in stores just love it! Yes and Free woohoo.

Anonymous said...

That is so cool. I would have never thought to use a piece of plumbing as part of a wreath. But then again I'm not very creative. I steal every idea I can, and then it doesn't always work out.

Thanks for the idea. May have to look to see what I have around the house too.