It’s spooky season which can only mean one thing (ok it means lots of things) – it’s time to make another DIY wreath!! I feel like I was going through yarn pom-pom withdrawals so I decided to use those as the base of this wreath. My husband was super excited to find bits of yarn in our bed, on the couch, in the car….but it turned out spooktacular so the constant cleanup was worth it. Below is a list of supplies and instructions so you can make a similar version for your home!
- Wire wreath form
- Yarn (I used black, light pink, peach and some iridescent sparkle)
- Pom-pom maker
- Acrylic paint (black & pink)
- Colored felt (white and orange/peach)
- Hot glue/glue gun
- BOO cardboard letters (Hobby Lobby)
- Orange velvet ribbon
- Glitter scrapbook paper
- Black pipe cleaner
Start by making a butt load of yarn pom-poms. I like the multi-colored poms which I made just by layering one color over the other before cutting the poms. I’m fairly certain this wreath took ever 50 poms, which is why I was making them wherever and whenever I could.
Keep the tying string long, and tie each pom-pom to the wreath form and then secure with hot glue until the wreath reaches the desired “fullness”.
Paint your BOO letters (do a couple of coats). I chose to paint mine pink. Once dry, use hot glue to glue the letters to the top of the wreath.
Next, cut out two white felt ghost shapes. I printed out a ghost shape I found on Canva and used it as a stencil. Once cut, paint eyes and a mouth onto the ghost shape using black paint. You can add a small felt bow to one or both of the ghosts of you want to make them extra cute.
Glue the ghosts to the wreath with hot glue. I placed one on the top left and one on the bottom right.
Next, make a large bow out of the orange ribbon and glue it to the bottom of the wreath.
I then used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut out small stars on my glitter paper. I glued these sporadically around the wreath.
Last, we add the spider! Make to black yarn pom-poms: 1 medium and 1 small. Glue them together to form the body of the spider. Connect 8 black pipe cleaners to the inner circle of the wreath (4 on each side) and then connect them in the middle, all together. Use hot glue to glue the body of the spider on top of the eight connected pipe cleaners in the center of the wreath.
And now you have a beautiful, whimsical Halloween wreath to add to your spooky decor arsenal! Tag me on the accounts below if you make one of your own.