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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Treasures and Trinkets Halloween Wreath

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.

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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!
 
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing with these fun parties:
 
 
 

30 comments:

Stacey said...

This is so doggone cute!!

I'm thinking this would be a fun project for Christmas too. :)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love the wreath! You really did a terrific job on it and it is great.

Hope your feeling good and taking it easy.

Hugs,
Mary

Kim said...

It is a joy to read that you were able to weave a little magic, once again, lovely Jann. Your wreath is such fun. So many interesting and whimsical details. I cannot but smile at your imaginative playing. Take care lovely lady. Have a beautiful week. Xx

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
I absolutely adore this sweet Halloween wreath!! Pinned!!
Hugs,
Debbie

aspiritofsimplicity said...

It's so cute! As you may remember I live near Salem, MA. and we do Halloween pretty seriously around here! I like to keep things a bit more understated than many. Your wreath would be the perfect thing for me. I may have to find a few trinkets....


Salmagundi said...

Such a great impact when all those things are gathered together. Happy that you are able to remain busy!!!! Sally

Louca por porcelana said...

So neat!Great job!Hugs,Jann!

Snap said...

What fun! A wonderful Halloween wreath filled with gathered goodies -- and some memories!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jann I just love your wreath. A fun mix of vintage and new, scary and cute. Just about perfect!! Glad to see you feeling well enough to craft! Hugs!

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

What a fun wreath. Glad you are feeling better.

Connie said...

Your wreath is wonderful . . . I love all the nostalgic items . . .they bring back childhood memories for cold October nights and Trick or Treat.

VintageSouthernPicks said...

That is soo cute Jann! I love accumulated pieces like that which all work well to form a whole! I think I might have to copy this idea! Pinned.

Leanne hlavka said...

Glad you were feeling better. The wreath is so fun. What an amazing collection of trinkets, vintage items are so unique.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

That has got to be the best Halloween wreath EV-A!! It all went together so perfectly. What a keepsake for you. Glad to hear you are feeling better and your creativeness is flowing again!

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

Simply spook-tacular, Jann! This wreath looks amazing on your front door. Hope there will be lots of trick-or-treaters to admire it. Best of all, you will always remember the fun of creating it! Sending my hugs across the miles! 💗

Art and Sand said...

Wow!

You have me thinking about what I could come up with for a wreath.

Sarah said...

Jann, I think this is a terrific idea! I love to pick up bits and pieces of Halloween past. I should go through my boxes of Halloween things and see what I might put together. You are so clever! Your wreath turned out perfectly! I think all your collected pieces are great fun!

Rose L said...

Quite a unique wreath. The Bingo card was an unusual touch!

Debra Oliver said...

so cute, LOVE this!

Creations By Cindy said...

How cute is this! Hope you are doing well my friend.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jeanie said...

This is so totally enchanting. I adore every single image, every ornament, every vintage piece you used. Oh, it makes me happy!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh I love every trinket and treasure too Jann! It looks absolutely magnificent! Love it!!

Laurel Stephens said...

I love your cute wreath and am just bowled over by your collection of Halloween trinkets. You've inspired me to start a collection and make a wreath one day.

Gina said...

Jann, oh my gosh, that wreath is adorable! Great work!!

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Jann I love this! I do hope you will link up at Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link party over on my blog (followtheyellowbrickhome.com) You know I love some good vintage Halloween!

Laura Lane said...

Girl, you've got a real eye for decorating and putting things together. I enjoyed seeing how you created this. You've got a real joy for life.
Hugs,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Jann, I feel like this wreath is like a treasure hunt! Or one of those 'hidden object' games! There are so many cute things on here! I love the sparkle and the vintage pieces and the number 31 -- great job!

mjmaterazo said...

it came out great jann! i love all the vintage goodies. really, really fun. every time i look at it i spy something new. so fun! xo- maryjo

Angelina at Peonies and Orange Blossoms said...

I just love your Halloween wreath! It is so cute! Thanks for sharing with Hauntingly Beautiful Decor - I am featuring you tomorrow!

Chris Steller said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this!
It's classic and nostalgic! The items go so well together and I now have wreath envy! What a fabulous idea! You could do one for every holiday!