Thursday, October 31, 2019

Last minute Halloween decor idea - DT project for Paige Evans

Hello crafty friends,

Happy Halloween to all of you who celebrate it! It's funny, I seem to have a blog post scheduled every year on Halloween! I don't mind though, I love working on Halloween projects even if we don't actually celebrate it. 

Some months ago I bought a few different gold hoops at my favorite store here in Germany, thinking I could create wreaths for all kinds of occasions. Well, this is the first haha! 

Paige has soooo many awesome Halloween themed cut files, it was really hard to choose. I was looking for a spider web in the shape of a heart I remembered seeing but didn't find it, so I went with an older cut file, Spiderweb (Design ID: 216765) - once I cut it, I found the other one I was looking for hahaha: Spiderweb Heart with Spider (Design ID: 304677), plus a second one, Spiderweb Heart (Design ID: 278648)!

My ring is just a bit smaller than 12" so I cut the spiderweb as big as I could from a 12" black card stock so that it has some overhang. Not all ends are long enough but there's a few I could attach to the ring.

I die cut some bats too in various sizes from the same card stock - for these I used the Bat Background (Design ID: 221100) cut file. 

I then went through Paige's collections to find some purple, orange and green papers for my flowers.  There's actually quite a few of these, and, in retrospect, I probably should have used more to add different hues of these 3 colors. :( I also regret using my Oh My Heart orange paper when I only had one while I have several orange papers from other collections. Ugh!

Now, I don't quite remember which cut files I used exactly but I'll try to be as precise as possible! Honestly, you can use any of Paige's layered and rolled flower cut files, they are all amazing!
I used my hot glue gun to assemble all the flowers. I then covered about half of the ring with a lime green elastic band I bought for my traveler's notebooks years ago. You could use ribbon too, whatever you have in your stash!

Oh, one more thing I die cut, the BOO sentiment - I just used the Impact font for these.

Once everything was die cut and assembled, I could start putting my wreath together! I attached parts of the spider web to the elastic band, others to the ring, using hot glue. I arranged my flowers and glued them in place. The big letters followed, finally the bats. I added a few enamel dots to the middle of the layered flowers. Last but not least I attached some ribbon in coordinating colors, so I could hang the wreath on our door.

That's pretty much it! I already forgot how much I love working on rolled flowers!

I hope you'll give this idea a try!

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fang-tastic day!


Truly Grateful collection: 12x12 Paper Pad, Paper 3, Paper 10
Whimsical collection: Paper 8, Paper 22
Oh My Heart collection: Paper 20