Halloween is upon us and we finally have a door to decorate! Woo-hello wreaths! I was at Michael’s and they had some Halloween wreaths that were on sale for $40 (normal $80), I nearly died. They were okay, but not worth $40, let alone $80! They must have gotten into the candy a little earlier and were on a sugar high when they did that pricing.
I decided to make my own and looked at the foam wreaths at Michael’s again-for the size I wanted it was like $12. Come onnnn! For some foam? The thrift (cheap?) side of me did a little more research and found that people were using foam pipe insulation from Home Depot! This is in bulk (50 pieces), but I only bought one piece for around $2. I was able to cut it in half, so two wreath rings for $2-take that Michael’s! You just need to stick them together (take off the yellow stripping and stick it together!). Then you’ll need to just duck-tape your two ends. Anyway…
I headed over to the dollar store and picked up some Halloweenie things. Two big spiders ($1 for both), some black streamer rolls ($1 for two rolls), little spiders and their webs (12 for $1) and some orange paint ($1)- a total of $4!
Onto the construction-sorry there are no pictures of the process, I was watching M15-Spooks (BBC show) with the Mister and totally forgot, oops! I wrapped the wreath in the streamer, I went around twice. Then I pulled out the hot glue gun, stuck on one big spider and went crazy with the spider webs and itty-bitty spiders. I used some cardboard I had around the house and cut out the word “BOO” and painted it orange; once dry I stuck the letters on the wreath. I just used some more of the streamers to hang it up on the wreath hanger.
For $6 (with left over pipe and Halloweenie things), I think it turned out pretty well and I didn’t waste a fortune on it!