I’ve been thinking about this wreath for an entire year. Last Halloween I never got around to making it but this year is my year! Plus, I’m featured on DailyBuzz Moms 9×9 so an added incentive to get my butt in gear. Thanks DailyBuzz Moms!
I’m so surprised at how easy it was. As usual, the most time consuming part was wrapping the wreath with yarn. If I could have 45 uninterrupted minutes I could get that wreath wrapped with no problem. But seriously, name me one busy mom who has 45 minutes to work on her hobby, uninterrupted. You can’t do it, can you? Michelle Obama doesn’t count. Moms with a staff aren’t in the same category as us do-it-yourselfers.
I know Halloween is just around the corner, but you still have time. Don’t be like me and wait until next year. Or, if you do wait until next year…at least do yourself (and me) a favor and Pin it.
19 inch straw wreath, leave plastic on
black yarn (7 oz. skein of yarn is enough for two wreaths)
purple, orange, yellow felt
felt or plastic spiders
- Wrap wreath with black yarn. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just make sure you can’t see any straw from the front.
- Using white yarn, create web spokes. Tie yarn on to a floral pin and use the pin to secure the yarn in place. I’ve had lots of success with floral pins sticking really well in straw wreaths. There isn’t any right or wrong way to create the spokes but this is the pattern I came up with.
At each point that you secure the yarn to the wreath, use another floral pin. Wrap the yarn once around the floral pin, separate the black yarn just a little bit, stick in the pin and then cover up the pin by pushing the black yarn back together.
- Once the spokes are in place, cut about three yards of white yarn (better to have too much and cut it off at the end than run out before your web is finished) and tie the center together.
- Create a web by tying a single knot about 2 inches from the center. Then work your way around the spokes in a spiral pattern.
Time for embellishments.
Felt pom poms:
- Cut a strip of felt 11 inches by 1.5 inches. (You don’t have to be precise with those measurements. The felt I used came in a 8×11 sheet so I cut a strip about 1.5 to 2 inches wide the length of the sheet.
- Hot glue the length of the strip of felt. Fold over and secure.
- On folded side, cut slits about 1/2 inch apart. Be careful not to cut through the hot glue side.
- Roll and glue as you go.
- Cut a 2 inch strip of burlap about 1 yard long.
- Twist strip, glue one end to wreath. Continue gluing in a spiral pattern.
Twine clover leaf:
- Cut two pieces of twine, each about 12 inches long. Loop each piece so they look like rabbit ears. Hold them together so the rabbit ears are opposite each other and secure with floral pins in the center.
I found these cute felt spiders at the craft store but you can use the plastic spiders that come with the bag-o-spider web.
I know that sounds like a lot of steps but it really went by quickly.
How cute is that?!