Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jack-O'-Lantern Wreath Tutorial

I'm always inspired by wreath tutorials. I see so many gorgeous, fantastic and fun wreaths and tutorials out there. I rush out to get supplies to make it, and then for some reason lose the thrill and never make it! Sad, I know...

Well I finally decided to make a wreath! Yay! I think I may have been more motivated to actually make this one because its my very own design and I wanted to see how it would turn out from my head into real life!
Its different, but perfect for the Holiday coming up! :)
Here is my Halloween Themed Wreath:
Jack-O-Lantern Wreath

Supplies Needed:
Bare Wreath Starter 
(you could use a styrofoam round too, but I already had this one on hand)
Orange fabric
black and yellow felt
Thin orange ribbon
Green ribbon (any size you prefer)
Scissors
Glue Gun

Start out by cutting your fabric into LONG 2in strips. I did this one strip at a time to see how much I would need. I ended up using 2 long strips.

Glue the starter piece to the back of the wreath, then wrap around and around, gluing every so often for security.

Once you have it completely covered, cut your orange ribbing to fit across and around your wreath. You will need to separate pieces. 

Next cut your felt in the shapes you want for your jack-o-lantern face!
Arrange the face and glue the black felt overlapping the yellow felt. I did this to give it a look of depth. You could do JUST black or just yellow if you prefer. :)

Next Glue those shapes to your orange ribbon.

And wrap around the wreath to make your Jack-O-Lantern face!

Then simply glue and wrap your green ribbon around the top to make the stem. Make a loop to hang it by and tie a bow for added cuteness!

Now you've got yourself a cute little jack-o-lantern wreath, hang or add with your other Halloween decor!
Ribbon Candy Corn Decor {here}

How's this for my first wreath tutorial? :)
I even have another idea in mind... but we will see it that one even gets done! 

Much Love & Hugs,

24 comments:

  1. It's absolutely genius! I am so pinning this one! Great job, Maria!

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  2. super cute wreath idea. Going to link this on my COM-FB page. winks-jen

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  3. So sweet! I've just pinned you so I can give your cutesie wreath a try! :)

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  4. So cute and so easy. Great job! :)

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  5. This made me smile!! It's such a cute wreath I can't wait to make my own.
    Littlemudpies.blogspot.com

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  6. LOVE this idea!! Super cute, easy, and FUN. :)

    Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial.

    xxoo,
    Liberty

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  7. That is so darling...I have a foam wreath form just sitting and waiting to made into something...this just might be it!

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  8. Love it! Just wanted to let you know I will be featuring you later on today on my blog. Blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com

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  9. I hope you will participate in Spooktacular over at Doodles & Doilies! New or old tutorials are great as long as they are Halloween related. It can be anything: food, costumes, decorations, etc.

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  10. thanks for linking to Take-a-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!! - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  11. Congrats on getting featured on Sugar Bee Crafts!

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  12. I love this project. You have been crowned a La-Dee-Da Diva!!!
    Come grab a button!
    http://ladeedacreations.com/2011/09/2551/

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  13. This wreath is absolutely adorable! You did such a great job, and the result is awesome. Thanks for sharing the how-to with us!

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  14. What a fun wreath! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Featuring YOU over on my blog today!

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts

    http://gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/09/pumpkin-round-up.html

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  16. So cute....I cant believe its almost october right? I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/09/sweet-saturday-v5.html

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  17. Hey I'm a new follower from the Sunday Scoop!

    I love your Jack O Lantern wreath!

    Please feel free to link it up to my Make Yourself Monday blog hop! :o)

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

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  18. How cute is that!! Awesome idea, loving it :) Thanks for linking up with us!
    Britney
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  19. What a great Halloween wreath. It's so creative. Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.

    Sarah

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