Friday, October 12, 2012

Another wreath, I may have a problem

I made another wreath. Seriously.
and then I made another one...

That's three wreaths for those of you keeping up at home.

I'll have pictures of the burlap wreath soon enough.

This is the story of the birth of my Halloween wreath that was stolen. 
I had already taken all of the pictures for the tutorial, so I decided to go ahead and post this one. 
The wreath was super easy and cute, so I will probably make another one. If I do, I have already decided to use a zip-tie to attach the wreath to the over the door hanger so that perhaps this one will stay on my front porch. 
I also plan on making those cute "ghosts" with my tomato cages, I wonder if those will wander off my porch?

I'm a little bitter.

Anyway, on to the tutorial. 

Like I said, this wreath was super easy to make, but if I make another one, I will try to get my tulle ribbon on sale. I used about 75 yards and could have used a little more. 

All you need to get this party started is a foam wreath and a few rolls of tulle ribbon.  Make sure that your foam wreath is round, you know what I mean...some of those floral wreaths are square circles. 

First, I measured how long I wanted my strips of tulle to be. I wanted them to stick out a couple of inches, but didn't want them to be so big that it made the wreath too big for my front door. (or too big for someone to take and put into their truck, what a tragedy that would be)

Please excuse my crappy phone pictures again. I am working on a new system, I promise!

Once I decided how long I wanted my strips to be, I got to cutting. I piled all my strips up next to me while I watched Arrested Development.<3

Lola is super bored with my wreath making and thinks that my time would be better spent petting her.

 Then I watched three more episodes while I tied each strip to the wreath. I did end up doubling up the strips to make the wreath a little fuller. Plus I wanted to make sure that none of the light green foam was seen. 

And there she is. She will be missed.

I suppose I should be flattered that my wreath was so cute that someone wanted to steal her, but my front door is bare and it honestly does kind of suck. 
Blissful and Domestic


  1. Cute!

    Would love to have you join my weekend linky party!


    1. Thanks Bobi! I linked up and followed with GFC. :)

    2. Thanks, I'm following you now too. That is so sad someone stole your wreath! That happened to my sister a few years ago....I wonder what one does with a stolen hand-made wreath? Give it to their mom as a gift? Sell it like a drug dealer? I mean, seriously. That just makes me mad!

  2. Someone seriously stole it? Thats so wrong!! You should enter your photos for it into Craftbaby's Halloween Decor Challenge. :)