October 14, 2010

Halloween wreath and Halloween bunting


My little baby spider Ella has finally found a home on my Halloween wreath.  For some time now I have been wanting to make a yarn wrapped wreath.  I've eyeballed quite a few on etsy (here) so this past week, while at Michaels, I spotted the perfect pumpkin colored yarn for a fall wreath.  I purchased the yarn along with a charcoal gray skein and a straw wreath.  I believe the wreath was under $5.00, which was cheaper than the foam wreaths.  Rather than unwrapping the plastic covering around the wreath and having a straw mess on my floor, I left the plastic on and wrapped the yarn over it (per my moms suggestion).  




The bunting banner is made out of a paper grocery bag I had on hand.  I think I got the idea from a Martha Stewart craft but I'm not entirely sure.  Anywho, I cut the paper to a letter size and ran it through my printer.  I created the BOO! template in illustrator and saved it as a pdf.  Below is the link to the Halloween bunting pdf I used.  Feel free to bunt away.  The pdf includes the words BOO! and Happy Halloween.

Enjoy!
Halloween Bunting Banner
Jamie


17 comments:

  1. I did a craft project with a straw wreath years ago and took the plastic off. BIG MISTAKE!

    Di

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  2. Saw this today and had to make it! It was so easy, and my kids love it. Thanks so much for the great idea! I'll be making a yarn wreath for Thanksgiving and Christmas now, too.

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  3. Love that wreath! What a great use for your wonderful spider, too. I've been wanting to try a yarn wreath for awhile now - this might be the push I need. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Dearest sweet Jamie, i am loving this wreath! That bunting banner is awesome...thanks so much for sharing! Soo inspiring! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

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  5. I'm not usually one for Halloween or the decorations but I think this is adorable.

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  6. I sooooo love the spider Ella, and your patterns! Clothing designer here! I was so inspired by your blog and just couldn't leave without telling you...Plus, my name is Kristina, too =) Can't wait to see what comes next!
    Kristina J.

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  7. It was the most happy helloween for me!

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  9. LOVE! I just did a blog post about Halloween wreaths and featured this beauty! I am sure I will be making this soon and will post my results.

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  10. This wreath is awesome!! I'm including it in a Halloween Wreaths round-up post in October : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  12. Made this with my daughter yesterday! We love it!

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  13. This has been on my project list for a year and I finally made it! Such a cute idea, thanks! I even tried to make my own little 'ella' :)

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  14. I made this with my kids this week, they loved making it and it looks great!

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  15. Did you wrap it first with all black then add the orange sections?

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