Hello my friends,
some of you may remember the trinkets that I have been gathering to make a Halloween wreath.
The other day I found myself home alone and feeling pretty good so I decided to see what I could come up with.
I started with this metal wreath. It was a $1.99 thrift store find.
I turned it over and used the backside.
A few of my ornaments were large and I figured they would sit down in the wreath better on the concaved side.
I placed the large ornaments in first. I already had these in my Halloween boxes, so I spent very little on this wreath.
Next I added some smaller ornaments. One package I bought at a thrift for $1.50 and the other I bought at Michaels for $5 with a coupon. I only used half of the small ornaments I had.
They are attached by hot glue. The trick is to get the glue only where there is contact. Also to hold it in place a while
until it sets well.
From there the real fun begins. . .
I just started gluing trinkets wherever I could wedge them in securely. I filled the little wooden pumpkin box with a black cat tag, a glittery bat, and a candy box.
The owl is a salt shaker.
I knew the mask would be a bit tricky to work in, but I wanted to use it. It did end up covering some of the party horn, but I felt like it was okay.
I had a couple sprigs of web leaves so I cut them up and tucked them in here and there.
I had bought the noise maker and party horn off of eBay years ago. The Happy Halloween, pumpkin bell, and ghost cookie cutter were thrift finds. The little orange bird is one of my favorite things!
I used a couple of the pumpkin cupcake picks.
I added a couple of straw flags that I made a few years ago. At the base is a tiny pumpkin man. I love him too!!
I added some crepe paper to the bottom of the bingo card and stapled a ticket and black feather to the side. I've tucked a few tiny potion bottles in here and there.
It's funny how all of these little things make me so happy! Even something as simple as a rusty gear and spring.
My friends, Shirley and Joanne gifted me with some fun paper creations that I added as well. This little cat is one of them.
I hung it on my craft room door and I could see that it needed some tweaking. That's when I added things to the little pumpkin basket.
Here it is hanging on our front door. Which I might add, needs to be stained very badly.
It was a fun wreath to create and I love every little trinket and treasure!
I will be sharing with these fun parties: