Happy Monday! Every year, I typically put a pretty, fall grapevine wreath on my front door and add a little Halloween something to it. It was pretty, but was getting to be a bit of a yawn for me. I thought, let’s do something fun and different this year! It’s different, I admit, but I LOVE it! The front door gets a mix of whimsy, quirk and a little glam! A wreath as a pumpkin is sporting some Halloween style with a witch hat and look – some legs! It’s a little trick for a treat Halloween wreath.
This wreath just developed organically from what I had in the craft room and an idea. First, I started with a 10” straw wreath. It was wrapped in plastic and I left the plastic on for easier ribbon wrapping.
Using ½” Offray satin ribbon, I alternated sections of orange and black, using straight pins to attach the ribbon to the back of the wreath.
Here’s how the wreath looks completely wrapped in ribbon.
For the witch hat, I used heavy chipboard and drew a hat shape.
I wanted the hat to be a little glam – if a pumpkin of MINE is dressing up for Halloween, she’s got to be stylish! I Mod Podged sparkly black paper to the cut-out chipboard shape. The hat was finished with a big bow made from some great, silver-sparkled, spider web patterned ribbon from Michael’s.
For the legs and feet, I started by cutting the great witch shoes from the Happy Hauntings cartridge on my Cricut. The shoes were first cut from light cardboard using the multi-cut feature, and then from black cardstock. I drew ‘legs” onto heavier chipboard.
The legs got a pair of black and white polka-dotted tights and the shoes were finished with silver buttons made from dots of silver Stickles. Once the shoes were hot glued to the legs, I just loved how they turned out!
Next, I raided my kitchen cabinets for some bamboo skewers! I cut two skewers to the same length and hot glued them to the back of the legs. Once the skewers were pushed into the straw wreath, they held the legs onto the wreath perfectly!
Since there is a lot of paper and cardstock on this wreath, it needs to be on the door of a covered porch or one that has a storm door. I thought it would be totally fun to put a mirror in the center and everyone coming up to the door would see their face in the wreath! Hmm….a mirror on the front door just sounds like the perfect invitation for seven years of bad luck! Yes, I’m a little superstitious! Maybe I’ll add the mirror next year when I move this wreath to an indoor wall.
I think this wreath is sassy, fun and different and I totally love “her” on the front door! It almost looks like she’s going to jump off and run after someone! What do you think of her? I’d love to hear what you like to put on your front door for Halloween! Spooky, scary or cute?
I’m so happy that you visited and go ahead, be a little sassy today!
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