Just wrap & hang – it IS that easy!
Gotta love craft projects that barely warrant instructions! Just take a look at our finished cheesecloth wreath and you can see how easy it is to make. The base is a foam wreath, which we wrapped in cheesecloth. Fray the edges with that favorite sewing supply of yours, the seam ripper. Embellish it with store-bought critters and other Halloween decorations. We had extra time and cheesecloth, so we took it up a notch and draped the front porch, too. Want to see? It’s spooky cute …
Here are the basic craft supplies you’ll need to DIY this wreath:
- Foam wreath
- 12yds Dritz® cheesecloth (available packaged or cut by-the-yard)
- Burlap ribbon
- Seam ripper
- Needle & thread
- Embellishments of your choice (spiders, pumpkins, etc.)
|1) Wrap the cheesecloth around the wreath and hand stitch the end in the back.|
|2) Grab your seam ripper and start shredding. (It’s fun.)|
|3) Glue, pin or stitch your embellishments in place on the wreath as desired.|
|4) Tie on your ribbon and hang it up! (We created a loop around the wreath and tied a bow around the loop, linked like a chain.)|
|5) Get crazy. (We did!) We tacked and draped the extra cheesecloth we had on-hand to the covered porch. Nice ghostly effect, huh?|
|6) Stand back and admire your handiwork. Your neighbors and friends will, guaranteed!|
So, are you ready to get going on your DIY Halloween decorating? Tell us what your favorite Halloween crafts are. We’d love to have a conversation with you about what you’re making this month.