My door has been feeling a little bit neglected and un-festive, so I decided to make a quick wreath to perk it up a bit and to greet visitors.

Right now at Target, you can get these small wreath bases for $1, so I picked up a couple and brought them home. I’ll probably go back and get some more for other seasons and holidays.

For this wreath project, I used:

  • 1 wreath form
  • main fabric — 4 strips, 1.5” wide by 45” long.
  • Twill tape for bunting
  • Orange felt for bunting
  • Fabric scissors
  • Black Sharpie
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue

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Hot glue one strip of fabric to the back of the form, at about a 45 degree angle. Wrap the strip of fabric tightly around the wreath form.

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When you reach the end of the strip of fabric, hot glue it to the form wherever it happens to land.

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But so that you won’t have a “connection” on the front of your wreath, backtrack a bit, and glue the new strip to the BACK of the form, at the same angle as the last strip.

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Continue in this manner until the entire wreath form is covered. Make sure to overlap the start slightly, and end your last strip on the back (trim if necessary), not the front.

Now, cut your bunting triangles however you’d like.

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Write your scary message on the bunting. I could have used paint or embroidery, which would look nicer, but I needed this to be a quick project. If you go with sharpie, make sure to make small marks, overlapping to form your letters. Some fuzz may come up from the felt, and you can trim this from the surface with a small pair of scissors.

Glue the triangles to the twill tape.

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Then fold the twill tape over to make a sandwich, and glue closed.

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Arrange your bunting across the wreath and hot glue it into place (again, gluing on the back).

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This wreath takes about 10-15 minutes to make, including time to heat up the glue gun, so there’s no excuse for not adding a bit of cheer to your front door.

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Happy Halloween!

Check out the other Crafterday Saturday posts for more projects and tutorials:

Crafterday Saturday at Joyful Abode

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