Happy October 1, friends!
I love October and all it signifies – fall, leaves changing colors, Halloween, cozy fuzzy socks and hot tea.
Never mind that it’s supposed to be 85 degrees today. I refuse to let El Paso and it’s craptastic never-ending summer weather take away my joy. The very first thing I did this morning, before I even have breakfast was hang our new Halloween tulle wreath!
You might remember my Halloween wreath from last year. The wreath that started all this wreath
madness awesomeness. Since I’ve honed in my wreath-making skills since last year (and our little ghost in the wreath was looking a little rough), I wanted to revamp our Halloween wreath this year and decided I needed some tulle-tutu looking wreath in my life.
It looks nice and fancy but it’s actually really, really easy to make.
The first thing I did was clear out all the stuff from my wreath last year, except for the ribbon. I had a small moment of indecision – to keep the orange ribbon or to get black ribbon? I decided to keep the orange ribbon, in large part because I was feeling lazy and didn’t have black ribbon and didn’t want to drive across town to Michael’s. Also, I’m cheap.
The I measured out about how long I’d want my tulle to stick out pass the wreath form and started tying the tulle strips around the wreath form. I found it was WAY easier to have a “master tulle strip” from which I measured out and cut all other tulle strips and then start tying them on the wreath.
This is also the point at which I realized that in my haste in Michael’s I bought a couple of glitter tulle and the rest were all regular tulle. What’s a girl to do? I ended up doing 3 regular tulle, 1 glitter, 3 regular tulle, etc. It gives it a nice *insert spirit fingers* pizzazz without being too much. Note: I did have to let the wreath lay down for a few days because the tulle was all sorts of wild. This might be mitigated by not making the tulle quite as tutu-long as I did (and you’d use less tulle) but what fun is that?!
Basically, it’s my new favorite thing. It’s spray glitter paint. WHY DIDN’T I KNOW ABOUT THIS BEFORE?! Before it was all modge podge mess and glitter everywhere for weeks. Now? 2 minutes outside spray painting, wait 20 minutes and boom! glitter. Life. Changed. My new goal in life is to own every color of glitter blast available. I already have plans for crafts with glitter blast for Christmas. Not even slightly sorry.
Back to the wreath. After the Glitter Blast magic, I just hot glued the letters onto the wreath and that was that.
I’m LOVING how this Halloween tulle wreath turned out. It’s simple but awesome. And I’m actually glad I kept the orange ribbon, I like how peeks out in between the tulle and sort of ties everything together with the letters. Woo! I can’t wait until the weather cooler and it actually feels like October, but for now, I’ll continue admiring my wreath 😉