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Fall Crafting - Halloween Wreath

Last night when I left the office I was stunned to see bright sunshine. Between coming in a little later to keep up with the Haley morning routine and keeping up at work, and having an interior, windowless office I haven't seen too much sun unless I go out for lunch. When I got home I looked into my fridge, picked out several of my recently obtained grocery items and cooked dinner. And I know all y'all reading this are wondering what is so great about that but it is a routine that I haven't done in quite sometime and honestly I love it. 

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I get giddy seeing fresh school supplies hit the shelves in the late summer soon to be followed by the super fun hallothanksmas decor. As much as I despise this pumpkin flavored everything trend I love coming home to a pumpkin on my front porch, I got mine for $2 at Aldi this year - holla! Fall is like a new beginning, even for those of us without kids. In a month or so leaves will crunch beneath my boots and the air will have a fresh crispness to it. Right now I'm enjoying my favorite shows not being on repeat and looking forward to the new seasons of local arts groups. Fall is a time for hot cider, blankets, fires in the fireplace, watching football, cozy sweaters, and festive decorations - and I love ALL of it. 

During the summer I'm always eager to get out of the house but come fall I turn into this quiet creature who likes to cook at home and snuggle on the couch for hours. Oh and craft, all that homebodyness turns me into a crafter - thank you Pinterest. 

Last year I made this skirt for Thanksgiving - it's turkeys in football uniforms. 

Our first photo of our little family, aww

And I made fleece blankets 

Yeah, we're dorks. 

Shaun's blanket is already getting a lot of love this football season. I also made blankets for Christmas presents for Shaun's nieces and nephew.

This year I plan to make a few more holiday festive skirts, some necklaces, ornaments, and a few decorative items. If I can churn out enough skirts I'll have enough fabric scraps to make a Lilly wreath! My first craft of the season was my Halloween wreath


This wreath only cost $5 in supplies and took about an hour to make. 

I started off with a wire hanger, which I had tons of from the dry cleaner. I unwrapped the top and bent it into a circular form. 


I then took a plastic table cloth ($1 from the Dollar Tree) and cut it into strips


The strips were then scrunched onto the hanger in opposite direction folds


When all the strips were on I wrapped the top back up, fiddled with the shape and fluffed out the plastic. I then added spooky flowers and a ribbon I also got from the Dollar Tree 


As the last step I cut off the ring part of creepy Halloween rings - I got one bag of various items from the Dollar Tree and the rhinestone so riders from Target for $3 but used a 3rd of the pack. I honestly think it would be fine without the stone spiders. I then used a very light amount of hot glue to attach each creature, letting the glue cool a little before attaching the creature to the plastic ruffles. 

If I can keep the wreath for next year then great, but I'm not going to get sad over it if I don't. 

So one craft down and hopefully lots of fall crafts to go. Happy Fall Y'all! 


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