Disclosure: This post is sponsored by FloraCraft®. All opinions are my own.
I love fun seasonal craft projects, so I was really excited when I was challenged to recreate my own version of a Halloween project found in the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Halloween e-book. I opted to put my own spin on their “Felt Wrapped Pumpkin Wreath,” using FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam along with materials that I already had on-hand. I substituted orange burlap for the felt since I had a bunch of it, and everything else came from my craft stash.
Here are the supplies I used for my DIY Halloween Spider Wreath:
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Wreath Form
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam 2″ Ball
- FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam 1 1/2″ Ball
- Orange Burlap
- Black Ribbon (I used satin for the wreath hanger and grosgrain for the bow)
- Orange Ribbon (not pictured)
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Foam Brush
- Hot Glue Gun
- Small Googly Eyes
- 2 Black Pipe Cleaners
- 2 Wooden skewers
- Cup or Jar
First, take your foam balls and attach each of them to the tip of a wood skewer. This makes it easier to paint them without having them roll around. Use a foam brush to apply black acrylic paint, then put the skewers in a cup or a jar and set aside to dry.
Next, lay out your wreath form on top of your burlap. I used a double layer of burlap so the wreath form wouldn’t peek through. Cut out a circle, leaving plenty of excess burlap around the edge of the wreath form, and cut a small circle in the middle. I recommend cutting a seam too, which can be hidden later.
I wrapped the outside edge of the wreath first, but I think it might have been easier to do the inside first. Cut slits as needed and pleat and fold as you wrap and hot glue the burlap to the back of the wreath form.
Since burlap is a little bit harder to work with than felt since it can tend to be a little bit “bunchy,” I decided to wrap orange ribbon around the wreath to hide any imperfections and add a decorative touch. Just dot some glue and attach one end to the back of the wreath, then wrap it all the way around and glue the other end when you are done wrapping.
Hot glue a satin ribbon around the top of your wreath, hiding your burlap seam. Using black ribbon, make a bow and hot glue it to the top of your wreath, onto the satin ribbon.
Now it’s time to make our spider! Hot glue the 2-inch foam ball to the 1 1/2-inch foam ball. Cut 2 pipe cleaners in half, and then in half again to create the 8 legs, and then poke them into the body of the spider and bend them into shape. Hot glue some googly eyes onto the head. (I couldn’t bear to add 8 eyes for a realistic spider – no thanks! Two works fine for me.) Hot glue your spider onto your wreath.
Now hang it up and enjoy!
Are you making any Halloween crafts this year? Let me know! Be sure to check out FloraCraft® online, and follow along with hashtag #MakeItFunCrafts on social media for lots of project inspiration!
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