Good news! This month’s craft night was a smashing success!
On the agenda? A wreath for Halloween. This is my first “holiday” in the house (other than Easter but I hadn’t lived here that long yet, so we didn’t have any decorations). I have been pinning up a storm for some awesome Halloween decorating. I probably won’t put up too much this year since I hate paying full price for seasonal items, but you better believe I’ll be at the 75% off sales!! One of my favorite wreath pins? A yarn wreath with some foam bats.
I had a wreath form left from a failed wedding project, so I jumped at the chance to repurpose it. I grabbed some $2.00 yarn at Hobby Lobby, a $2.00 spool of ribbon and a $.38 piece of craft foam and I was in business. Super simple …wrap the wreath with yarn, really really tight together, print out bat template, cut out foam, hang on door.
And yes, at this point, we were fixing our lights, which is a long boring story that I’m not even going to write about. Basically, the wire for our exterior lights got cut in the process of our exterior fixing and Steve had to rerun a new wire all through the dining room. Good thing we haven’t fixed the wall in there yet.
Thought I’d show you closer up too. I used plain pins to attach my bats and I disguised my pins as bat eyes. This way, I can remove the bats and ribbon once Halloween is over and re-use my gray wreath with something different attached.
Here it is with the lights up….we still need to reattach the storm door, but we’re at present (literally, as I type this) trying to remember how to put it back together…Once we get that done, the storm door will be up and our outside will be done-zo!
The other craft? Metallic pumpkins! I got some cheap baby pumpkins and metallic spray paint at True Value and set to work. The vase is from the Ikea trip of a month ago, and I still need about 8 more to actually fill up the vase, but I keep forgetting to grab some when I’m at the store. I love the shimmer they have and copper spray paint might be my new fav…
Anybody else loving the yarn wreath trend? Did you have higher expectations for my decorating than some pumpkins and a wreath? Don’t worry…I have more Tricks (and treats) up my sleeve. I see the seasonal decorating wagon and I’m jumping on!!