Monday, September 26, 2011

October MaDnESs and a "BOO" Rag Wreath!!!

As I've mentioned before-as well as the whole reason this blog was started-I LOVE holiday decorating! I get so giddy in September just knowing that the next 6 months are PACKED full of holidays to create, display, craft, cook and eat for! I really started getting into creating projects, decorating for holidays, and crafting with my kids last September-for Halloween, and wanted to do something to celebrate my year anniversary of CREATING! What better way than to dedicate my whole month of October to Halloween FuuuuN! Every day of October (mon-fri-those are my blog days :) ), will be a different Halloween craft, party idea, costume idea, yummy treats, etc that I have done. You won't want to miss my October MaDnESs so be sure to check back starting Oct. 3rd for non-stop easy, cheap, FUN DIY Halloween ideas!!!

I've also mentioned before, I feel that if you do nothing else to decorate for a holiday, you can at least make a wreath! Indoor, outdoor, bedroom door, pantry door-it doesn't matter! Just get one up and I guarantee it'll be just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit and will give a little somethin' somethin' extra to your home. So I though to officially kick off my OCTOBER MADNESS event, I'd share my first Halloween craft with you a week early so you have plenty of time to get in the spirit! I love rag wreaths, and I think the spunky, fun style is perfect for a holiday like Halloween!

To start I picked up a 15" foam wreath from Hobby Lobby, (Using a 40% off coupon it was $3) as well as a couple different halloween fabrics and some purple, orange and green tulle (I got about 1/2 yard of each fabric so I could have enough left over to do another project-coming SOON! :) )

I just cut the fabric into strips of about 1X9...

...and started tying them around the wreath frame until...

...she was full! I then went through and added strips of each color tulle all throughout (and the strips of tulle are longer than the fabric strips because I wanted them to give off a wispy look) until I was happy with whole look!

I still felt it needed a little more spunk so I picked up these cheap wood letter from H.L. (.99 for 2 letters) and painted them with a purple acrylic paint I already had. (Ignore the silver glitter paint in the picture since she ruined my letter "B" and I had to make a new one-good idea gone bad, oh well!)

I had inteded to make the purple letters appear shimmery (that was what I was trying to do with the silver glitter paint) but that turned out to be a bust so I dug through some craft stuff and found these wiggly eyes and thought they'd add the perfect touch of fun to the wreath since one of the fabrics I used had googly eyes all over it (as well as the little critters I added at the end!)

I thought adding them to the B would be a bit much, so I decided to use some of the purple and green tulle that I used on the wreath and tie it to the edge of the letter. And just because almost every project I do has a little bling :) I added these small purple jewels I had just using hot glue.

I hot glued the edges of all the letters together to create the word "BOO"!

Using a tip I found here, I hot glued a bobby pin to the back of the letter B...

...and pinned it directly onto the "rags"! SO easy and it holds it right in place!

I also picked these little guys up at H.L. (they were picks that I just took the pick part out of) and stuck them on.

And tied the whole thing onto the door with some fun $ store ribbon!

Now enjoy!

Thanks so much for coming on over today and helping me kick off OCTOBER MaDnESs! I'm SO ready for Halloween...what about you?! Are you the wreath making or the wreath buying type?

Linking up to THESE parties as well as:
The DIY Show Off


Cheryl Nelson said...

This is just DARLING! LOVE those googly eyes!!

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

awhhhh this is so so so cute! I love all holiday decor too! I bet you have some wonderfully cute ideas for your little ones too!!! Can't wait for more inspiration!
Jaime :o)

Mary Beth said...

i'm stealing it girl!

Tammie said...

Let's be honest, I'm NOT a wreath person. I don't know why but I've never been into wreaths ... until now that is! I love this and actually am going to do this myself. Thank you so much for sharing this.

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

SOOOOOO CUTE! love it! WELL DONE. winks-jen

Jami said...

How super cute is this wreath!!! You did such a GREAT job! Thank you so much for stopping by and for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party!

Bama Girl said...

Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm for crafting! It inspires me to do more!

Lauren said...

You did such a great job on this! I especially love the googly eyes :) Would love if you would link this up to the Scatter Girls' Fall Front Porch Party going on now!

Cox Family said...

Ok so I tried the boo wreath it turned out pretty cute not as fancy and cute as yours but I was pretty proud of myself for making it. Thanks for the idea I will try and post pics on my blog soon so you can see if you want :)

Tausha said...

Your wreath is beyond darling!!! I love the idea of using bobby pins to hold the BOO in place. I would have never thought of it! SOOO cute! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Have a happy weekend!

Nicole said...

I love the rag wreath!! I love the extra touches you added too like the bat & spider :)

I just made my first Halloween yarn wreath. I'm hooked on wreath making now!! :)

WhyCuzICan said...

Super happy that you are super happy with Halloween and crafting months coming too!!

Congrats on a darling wreath project. Sure to get lots of smiles at your place this year.

Thanks for sharing :D
Visiting from Midwest Sewing Girl's linky party
(Everything Halloween)!
~From NW Illinois,

Mindie Hilton said...

Wow what a fun wreath. Thanks for sharing at Bacon Time. Can't wait to see what you share this week.

Marie said...

Love how it turned out! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share! Hope you’re joining us again this week!


Jacque said...

Your Halloween Wreath is so cute!! I'm so glad that you shared it with me and my girls on "Sundae Shake Up".

I would love to see more of your awesome projects. I'm hosting again, tomorrow morning. Hope to see you there!

Jacque @ Jacque's Soda Parlor

Pam said...

This is my all time FAVORITE Halloween wreath! It rocks and so do you! Love your blog!!!!!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I loved your wreath and featured it today at House of Hepworths!

Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

Have a great weekend.


Allison @ House of Hepworths

Amanda said...

Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here

If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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