Guys. I am so, so, SO excited to be a part of this awesome Halloween Project Parade with so many talented ladies. I’m going to tell you all about how I made my “spooky” owl wreath, and then be sure to check out all the other great projects and link up your latest Halloween creations (I’ll be sharing my favorites on Pinterest, Google Plus, and Facebook throughout the month)!
I decided to go all black and white for Halloween this year (with a touch of gold thrown in). I went to the dollar store to see what black and white supplies I could scoop up, and I got pretty excited when I found this cute (I mean spooky?) little black owl. I knew he would look great on a black and white Halloween wreath.
Here’s how I made it, and how you can make one too.
Start off by gathering your supplies:
- yarn (You will need quite a lot. I nearly used one skein of each color for my wreath.)
- wreath form
- hot glue gun
- owl (Dollar Tree score)
- branch (I got this years ago for a wreath I never got around to making)
- black fabric (I used a heavier weight fabric I had leftover from a previous project)
- iron-on studs (I had leftovers from my lacquered tray)
- I wanted an irregular stripe pattern, so I just kind of eyeballed it and made up the pattern as I went. If I felt like I needed more black, then I would wrap black for a while longer. Just go with it.
- If you use a straw wreath form like the one I used, I would recommend just gluing and wrapping over the plastic wrap to avoid a mess.
- Wrap with the front of the wreath form facing you so you can make sure you fill in all the gaps between strands of yarn. It’s okay if there are gaps on the back side. Really. It’s okay. 🙂
What I like best about this wreath is I think it has a bit of a Jack Skellington/Haunted Mansion Holiday vibe going on (If you’ve been around here before, you know I’m a slightly obsessed Disneyland fan).
Also, some of you may be thinking that I misnamed my wreath because, c’mon, what’s so spooky about it anyway? Well. Here’s what you see when you come up to my front door:
And now for the Halloween Project Parade Blog Hop & Link Party! Yay!
Comments + Project Love
Spooky, but also very cute! Black, white, and gold is my jam. Love how you used the colors for this wreath! <br />The Halloween Project Parade looks like it's going to be amazing. I wish I wasn't so behind on my crafts, ack! I'll definitely be there to hop around 🙂
Mindi Carwin says
I agree having that owl stare me in the face is spooky!! I love how fluffy he is! The yarn on the wreath is so crisp, I love it! Such a great Halloween Wreath! And thanks for your sweet comment on my projects, you are awesome!
Oh Alexis – you know I always love your projects and this one is fantastic!
Susan @ Oh My! Creative says
I love that fuzzy little owl…so cute! I love the gold accents as well…pinned it!
Tanya Runkle says
Oh so cute!! I love the black and white with the fun owl, adore!! xo
Super cute wreath! The gold touches are great! Thanks so much for stopping by chapter37!
Love that wreath! So cute! So glad to be co-hosting the blog hop with you! I'm off to follow you on your social media 🙂 Life to the full! Melissa
Jedi Craft Girl says
I am new to your blog! I love your owl wreath. I have seen yarn wreaths a lot, but I think this one is my favorite! I have had fun scrolling through your blog posts and seeing your fun projects! Hugs! Amanda, jedicraftgirl.blogspot
Navy Wifey Peters says
Cool party! I really like the owl wreath. I think the fluffy owl is super cute. I like that the wreath is black and white with pops of gold. I'm pinning it!<br /><br />Navy Wifey Peters @ <a href="http://www.usscrafty.com/2013/10/submarine-sunday-52.html" rel="nofollow">Submarine Sunday Link Party</a>
Chelsea @ Making Home Base says
Oh my goodness this is the sweetest, cutest Halloween wreath ever! I love that owl – ADORABLE!!
Cheryl @ That's What Che Said says
Alexis!! I featured you today! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday! Stop by to grab a feature button! xo<br /><br />http://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2013/12-fall-halloween-wreaths/
The Causal Craftlete says
Thanks for the invite, Alexis! Super cute blog! Love the navy, gold and sparkles. I'm a new follower. Have a great day!<br />Katie