So I got crafty y’all!
I have always had a bit of a crafting bug, but for a good 5-6 years I have totally neglected that part of my brain. I mean I have been creative in other ways (uh…. hello… this blog). But not get out my glue gun, use some jagged scissors, slap some paint on something, crafty.
At the beginning of October, in all the excitement over the upcoming holidays I decided I needed a good ole arts and crafts project (spending many late sleepless nights on Pinterest didn’t help either). So I got all these grand ideas, and after six (no make that seven) trips to three ‘craft’ stores in less than four days, I had everything to make this simple (yes simple, not elaborate) Black and Orange Spider Wreath.
And then I had to wait to make said super easy wreath because I was too busy for crafts. But a week or so ago I finally created this masterpiece and decided I needed to share it with all of you.
I know this is a food blog and all, and I debated all day (all week actually) whether I should interrupt Ghoulish Grub week for a craft. But after pondering all day I decided to share.
If arts and crafts aren’t your thang then go look at these Halloween recipes from years past, and come back tomorrow for a MEGA Halloween cookie.
BUT, if you do like crafts, check out this festive yarn wreath (have you made one before?) and don’t judge to harshly if you are like all Martha Stewart-ie and this is to much of a ‘simple’ wreath.
This wreath does take a bit of time to tightly wrap the yarn but is something you could easily do while watching TV and after the yarn is wrapped the wreath can be finished in less than five minutes.
AND, I know Halloween is like EXACTLY a week away, but I thought I would still share in case you want to get your hands on all the Halloween stuff at 60-70% off (like I did) and make this wreath for about $10 bucks to have ready for next year!
Do you craft? Would you like more blog posts like this? Let me know! PPPPLLLEEEAAASSEEE!
PS: I did include the specific stores I bought the supplies at (not because they are paying me to do so, geez that would be nice) but so you know where to get this stuff, if you want to make this wreath EXACTLY like I did. And the prices below are *approximate* full price. I paid at least 50% off that price for everything. That’s all folks! Over and out.
16-inch white round Styrofoam wreath (Micheals) $8.99
1 roll (364 yards) orange yarn (Walmart) $2.50
1 pre-made spider bow (Joann’s Fabric) $3.99
1 package (3 yards) thin black rick rack or ribbon (Micheals) $1.25
1 large black spider decoration (Micheals) $2.99
1 medium black spider decoration (Micheals) $1.99
hot glue gun
hot glue sticks
clear plastic packing tape
1. Hot glue the end of the yarn to the back of the wreath. Cover end of yarn with piece of tape to secure in place.
2. Wrap the yarn tightly around the wreath. Making sure not to over lap the yarn.
3. Continue wrapping until the entire wreath has been wrapped and you reach the starting point. Cut the yarn and hot glue the end of the yarn to the back of the wreath.
4. Hot glue the black rick rack or ribbon in the same spot that the yarn was glued at the back of the wreath.
5. Tightly wrap the black ribbon around the yarn covered wreath, spacing out every 2-3 inches.
6. Continue wrapping until the entire wreath has been wrapped and you reach the starting point. Cut the ribbon and hot glue the end of the ribbon to the back of the wreath.
7. Hot glue large spider decoration to the center of the pre-made bow.
8. Hot glue the bow to the top of the wreath, in the front of where the yarn and ribbon is glued at the back of the wreath.
9. Hot glue the small spider decoration to the bottom right hand corner of wreath.
10. Hang and enjoy!