Maybe it’s because I have two girls, but I like a cute Halloween instead of a spooky one. Of course, for me, that means polka dots! So I decided to try making my own Halloween door wreath this year. My six-year-old assistant and I whipped this together in no time.
- Foam wreath (mine is 14″ across)
- Floral pins
- Hot glue gun
- 1.5″ wide orange polka dot grosgrain ribbon (2 rolls at 3 yards each)
- 2.5″ wide sheer black ribbon
- 5″ long glitter spider (WalMart)
- Door hanger
- Pin one end of your grosgrain ribbon to the wreath. Insert your pin at an angle.
- Wrap the ribbon around the wreath. Slightly overlap each wrap and hold the ribbon taut to keep it smooth against the wreath.
- You’ll get about half-way around the wreath with your first roll of ribbon.
- If you need to, trim your ribbon so that all your pins will be on one side of the wreath.
- Pin the end in place.
- Start pinning your second roll of ribbon to the wreath, beginning where the last roll of ribbon ended.
- Take your sheer black ribbon and cut 6 lengths of about 16″ each. Cut the ends at an angle or in points.
- Stack the black ribbons together and tie all in one knot.
- Fluff out the ends of your black ribbon.
- Add a generous amount of hot glue to the spot you want the black ribbon to go on your wreath.
- Put the black ribbon knot on the hot glue and press to adhere.
- Add a generous amount of glue to the underside of the spider’s head.
- Put the spider’s head in the center of your black knot and press to adhere.
- Trim the black ribbon as desired.
And here’s your finished product.