An Upcycled Halloween Wreath

Following on from the Halloween plaque I decided to create and posted on the blog last week. I thought I'd return this week with another way in which we are keeping costs down when it comes to Halloween and upcycling a wreath I've had for a while now. 
An Upcycled Halloween Wreath


If you've been following me for a while now you'd know I love colour. So when I spotted these bright coloured spiders and the roses I thought I just had to have them. A wreath is a great statement piece when it comes to living seasonally and you can't beat a bit of diy and make it uniquely yours.


An Upcycled Halloween Wreath


To Create Your Own Halloween Wreath You Will Need:

  • A wreath (mine came already decorated in black feathers with gold bits)
  • Black Paint (make sure it adheres to polystyrene) 
  • Paintbrush
  • Hair Dryer
  • A strong adhesive (I used all purpose Bostik glue but other brands are available)
  • Decorations (I used Hobbycraft Halloween decor but other brands supply Halloween decor too)

An Upcycled Halloween Wreath

Now for the Fun Part

I've had a black feathered wreath for a while now and over time it has lost the odd feather here and there and the white wreath was showing through in parts. So I decided to give it a makeover and cover the white parts in black paint. Like the Halloween plaque I decided to use my trusty hairdryer to dry the paint quicker so I could set about decorating it. I picked up the colourful spiders and deus les muertos headband in Hobbycraft so decided to add these to the wreath for a pop of colour and they show up really well in contrast to the black wreath. There is one exception one of the spiders is black can you spot him? I tied the headband on to the wreath and glued some petals together holding them in place with pegs. Then I added the spiders again with all purpose glue. Before finally removing the pegs and sitting back to admire my handy work. 

An Upcycled Halloween Wreath

So what do you think to the wreath? Will you be celebrating at the end of this month or do you think that the event should die a death? As always I love reading your comments.

Whimsical MumblingsMum Muddling Through

Comments

  1. I love a good upcycling project and your spooky wreath looks fab! We did a witch wreath last year and the kids loved it.

    Thanks ever so much for sharing with #MMBC. :)

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  2. That is really cute. What a great idea x #MMBC

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  3. What a great project, your wreath looks fantastic. I am rapidly going off Halloween though, we have a lot of monsters in our area.
    #mmbc

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  4. I loved making a christmas wreath last year - this is a fab idea! Thanks for sharing with #coolmumclub

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  5. I like the coloured spiders. Stand out against the black. Definitely fun. #MMBC

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