Make a Halloween wreath with pom pom action

DIY Halloween wreath made with pom pomsAre you wanting to make a Halloween wreath this year? It’s one of my favorite Halloween craft ideas! I wanted a bit of a bold wreath this year; something a little modern but a little kooky, just like me. I also wanted to use my Sizzix Big Shot in the project. I have a huge confession, my friends. I don’t really use any of those electronic die cutters on a regular basis. I’m more in tune with my Big Shot and with hand cranking the paper or fabric through. My only regret is that I don’t have the Hello Kitty version!

So it just so happens that it’s Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop time, and I was able to use one of the dies in the hop to complete my project.  I was also able to use Halloween paper, pom pom trim and Mod Podge, so everything is right with the world.  Are you interested in knowing how the project came together?  Then read on.

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IMG_4644My first step was to cut the black fabric into strips. I didn’t prepare the fabric because I was thinking I wanted the fraying. Oh, and I ran out of time, haha. Do you see that dog hair?  It’s all over everything I own, no matter how much I vaccuum.

IMG_4645I wrapped the fabric around the wreath form. It’s pretty easy, simply paint Mod Podge onto the wreath form and then wrap the fabric (pressing as you go). Then Mod Podge over the top of the strip. Work your way around the wreath, one strip of fabric at a time. I did half the wreath, let it dry and then did the other half. After it’s dry, give the wreath another coat and then let it dry.

IMG_4647Following the instructions here, I taped off my die, folded my paper and sent it through the machine. I actually did it eight times. Then I had to take a break because I needed a pudding cup after expending so much energy cranking the paper through. Kidding (not really).

IMG_4662The instructions say to crumple the paper, but since this paper is thicker, I just kinda crumpled it. I just didn’t want it to be flat.

IMG_4663I wrapped the wreath with the pom pom trim and hot glued it down.

IMG_4664Then I used the hot glue gun to a) burn the crap out of my fingers and b) begin gluing down the petals of the flower to the wreath.

IMG_4666Continue gluing the petals down with the hot glue. Glue them all down until you build a flower into a circle.

IMG_4667I punched out one circle and then hot glued it to the center of my flower – the hot glued the button right over it. Let everything dry and you are ready to hang.

Make a Halloween wreath with pom pom action
Make a Halloween wreath

Comments

  1. Reflections from Granny says

    I adore your wreath, I wouldn’t mind a Hello Kitty Big Shot either, I finally had to break down and get new cutting pads mine were so old and both decided to crack at the same time.

    Hugs, Lori m

  2. KimberlyRae says

    Pretty Fun!!
    I really like the cheerful
    flower on the wreath! TFS♥
    Hugs and Blessings,
    KimberlyRae

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  4. Eileen Hull says

    Love this happy wreath Amy! You know they have these Glue Gun helper thingies now? I can never find mine when I need them and have no fingerprints as a result. What we do for our craft! Thanks so much for the great project and for joining in the hop- hugs!

  5. AliciaArtShop says

    Just found you via twitter! LoVe your blog and name :) Going to be checking in often ~Alicia♥

  6. southernscraps says

    Adorable! I’m with you- I still like my Sizzix Big Shot as much as the digital cutters I have!

  7. creativejewishmom/sara says

    love love love the pom pom trim used that way! thanks so much for sharing on Craft schooling sunday xoxoxo Sara

  8. Between U & Me says

    I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I’ve got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I’m your newest follower! ;)
    http://www.betweenuandme.com

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