Are 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.
Gather These Supplies
Sizzix Bigz Die, Flowers 3-D #2
Sizzix Big Shot
Foam Floral Wreath – 9″
Mod Podge Gloss
Fabric scraps, black
Martha Stewart Crafts Halloween from EK Success – paper, button embellishment
Pom pom trim, orange
EK Success scalloped punch
Hot glue gun
My 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.
I 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.
Following 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).
The 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.
I wrapped the wreath with the pom pom trim and hot glued it down.
Then 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.
Continue gluing the petals down with the hot glue. Glue them all down until you build a flower into a circle.
I 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.