A witchy wreath - 31DOH Day 3

Welcome to the third day of 31 Days of Halloween, hosted by the awesome Smeared Ink! There are many awesome and talented crafters in this blog hop, which you'll find listed on the right, and you can start right back at the beginning if you've just arrived here :) There will be treasure hunts and prizes to win, so don't forget to visit everyone!

Today I've created a straw wreath.  I've wanted to make this since I saw it on Pinterest!  This one is a mini wreath though for my daughter to put on her door.

First I cut a circle (the base of the witches hat), then cut 16 paper straws in half.  I hot glued the straws evenly around the black card.  Carefully I glued and ruffled some orange ribbon.  Then I created a cone out of black card.  Around the bottom of the cone I added a ruffle I made using two different shades of orange card.  I snipped the edges of each piece and then used my sewing machine to sew them together.  I hot glued this to around the cone, and then glued the cone to the wreath.  I added a felt cat, some puffy stickers and some cute little spiders that are free digi images.
 I'm really happy with how it has turned out, and the spiders are so cute - they each have thier own little personality.
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21 comments

Karen Buchanan said...

Great wreath, the colors are fab!

valscraftings said...

Love this mini wreath, great project!

DonnaMundinger said...

This is adorable! I wanna make one. xxD

Tina henderson said...

such an eye catching and inspiring make. x

Susan Salyer said...

What a fun wreath..keeping young ones from the tarty sticks of goodness inside might be hard. Happy Day 3

Sari / Granne said...

So colorful and fun, love the hat, great idea.

Steph said...

This is so fun! I've been noticing lots of these straws at my local craft store but never knew what I make with them. :)

Susan Falkler said...

I love the straws available. Great use of them in this project.

Teresa said...

This is so bright and fun - gorgeous wreath decoration x

Sarah Bales Strom said...

What a great, creepy-cute piece! Love the straws and those spiders are great.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love this. Will be a fun project to hang on the front door.
It's bright and colorful.
thanks for sharing.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Oh my ghoul, what a fun and freaktastic wreath it is too!

Susan Renshaw said...

Oooh like this Sarah - could definitely give this house room!!

Nan Bourdeu said...

This is too fun! love it xx

Rebecca pettit said...

So fun. Love the idea thanks for the inspiration

Lyneen J said...

AWESOME WREATH... love the colors... the hat is great as a focal point! love all the embellishments!!!! What a treat for day 3!!! TFS!

BurningRubber said...

WOW! I love how colorful your wreath is. Beautiful.

Squiddy said...

Something different to see. - a wreath, and use of drinking straws.

Carol said...

Great idea great colours

silvia said...

Fun "wreath"!!

~Lady B~ said...

Love your creative projects!