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RAWR! A Scary Monster Halloween Wreath

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This week we are celebrating Halloweek here at Charleston Crafted! Check in every day to see how we are decorating and baking for one of my favorite holidays!

I love Halloween and I love decorating for it! I saw this on pinterest and was inspired to try it on my own take on it! I went to Walmart to gather the supplies I needed:

Lime green tulle – 100 yards

a foam wreath form

two foam balls

One sheet of white craft foam

Too bad Walmart had literally none of these things. After asking three people for help, I was finally able to find (myself) 25 yard rolls of tulle in pink, purple, or blue. I really wanted green but settled for blue.

Then, I couldn’t find the foam hoop or balls. Sigh. I settled for a straw wreath and some cute ping pong balls with red eyeballs on it from the Halloween section.

After I came home and looked at it, I decided that I really didn’t want to use the straw wreath. So, I made the twenty minute trek to Michaels where they had dozens of foam wreaths in a variety of sizes.

I finally got home and sat down in front of the TV to get this sucker started. I started by cutting the tulle. I ended up making two different lengths- one about 9 inches and one about 12 inches.

Making a Tulle Wreath - Charleston Crafted

I then took a strand and tied it in a simple double knot around the wreath.

Making a Tulle Wreath - Charleston Crafted

I alternated between shorter and longer strands, to give it more depth.

Making a Tulle Wreath - Charleston Crafted

Then, I just tied and tied and tied. I worked on this while watching tv, but it took on and off about two hours. Way longer than I anticipated.

Making a Tulle Wreath - Charleston Crafted

I squished and squished the tulle strands into the wreath. I shoved them as close together as possible.

Making a Tulle Wreath - Charleston Crafted

This is how it looked in the end. I fluffed it up and trimmed any extra-long sticky-outy pieces.

Making a Tulle Wreath - Charleston Crafted

Next was time for accessories. I picked up these eyeballs at the dollar store – spooky! I also cut some triangles out of white foam for scary teeth.

Making a Tulle Wreath - Charleston Crafted

I used hot glue to attach the accessories to the wreath. It turned out totally adorable!

Making a Tulle Wreath - Charleston Crafted

We also taped up some creepy crawlers to make Sean’s front door complete!  Rawr!

Making a Tulle Wreath - Charleston Crafted

How are you decorating for Halloween?

 
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