Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Wreath Bewitched

I don't know about you, but when I think of holidays I automatically go for the "cute," especially when it come to Halloween! You can imagine that this love for all things holiday, cute and over the top lead to my most recent creation, a witch wreath.

It all started with the desire to make a tutu and hang it on my door. Alone I can assume the tutu would have been a bit much, but I was determined to make it work. So, I set to work and hot-glued (of course!) some inexpensive tulle to a small foam wreath.

Immediately I figured out that I needed some cute witchy legs to go with my tutu. I found a yummy combination of ribbons at one of my favorite craft hot spots and got right to work. I used thick, long purple ribbons to create the legs. Using hot glue I created some ruffled "leg warmers," topped with a little bow.

Next, I cut simple little witch shoes out of stiff black felt, and hot glued them under the ribbon details.

To personalize the wreath, I painted our last name on an inexpensive wooden plaque and hot glued it to the unfinished side of the tutu. I put all the other details together and I was finished!

I am mildly aware that this is a little crazy and over the top, but with that amount of polka dots I can't help but love it. Hopefully there is at least on idea of inspiration you can take form this and make it your own. If nothing else, just don't be afraid to be a little over the top when it comes to holiday decorating! It might surprise you how fun it is!

I'll be linking to these parties this week...stop by and check them out!

I will be participating in the CSI Halloween Challenge this week as well...



Happy Thursday,


Unknown October 14, 2010 at 6:20 AM  

so cute!!

Jessica October 14, 2010 at 6:23 AM  

You nailed it! Great job!

Unknown October 14, 2010 at 6:42 AM  

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Patti @ Pandoras Box October 14, 2010 at 6:47 AM  

Very the rippled socks!! You make it look so easy!

TBonesMom October 14, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

super cute. :)

Kari October 14, 2010 at 8:07 AM  

Girl! You are SO creative! I love it and it's just right!

jen October 14, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

That is the cutest thing! I LOVE it!!

Shelley Dawn October 14, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

I love it! Cute and hilarious.

Jennifer October 14, 2010 at 8:31 AM  

THANK YOU FOR THIS! I have to have one for my door, too!

Page October 14, 2010 at 9:21 AM  

Patrice, you are just so creative! I'm not even a super huge Halloween fan, and I think this idea is awesome! Very cute.

Beth October 14, 2010 at 9:44 AM  

I don't even like Halloween and I think that is adorable. I love it!

Michelle October 14, 2010 at 10:39 AM  

That is so cute! I don't think its over the top at all... I love the polka dots!!

- Michelle @ Bunch of Craft

marissa with hadley lane October 14, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

This is so adorable! I love it!!! Great job!

Leanne October 14, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

that is really cute!

TLF October 14, 2010 at 2:44 PM  

Way, way cute.. I love this!!

Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs October 14, 2010 at 4:00 PM  

LOVE IT! I definitely do NOT think this is too much at all! Its perfect actually! I have seen so many cute wreaths for halloween this year and came close to making a couple.. but was just not sure.. but this one for sure I have to make! LOL Too cute, thanks for showing off, its amazing!

Unknown October 14, 2010 at 4:28 PM  

By far- this is the absolute cutest Halloween wreath on the web-I adore it-cute legs!!!!!!!!

Anonymous October 14, 2010 at 4:45 PM  

Cute! Great job!

Erin A October 14, 2010 at 4:49 PM  

What a fun wreath! I love her leggings!! I hope this hasn't replaced your "the witch is in/out" sign? :)

Unknown October 14, 2010 at 7:21 PM  

very WICKED!!! :)

Jenn October 14, 2010 at 8:28 PM  

That is awesome!!! (and I LOVE the polka-dots!)

Tara @ Tara Being Tara October 14, 2010 at 8:58 PM  

This isn't over the top at all - it's ADORABLE!!!!!

Veronica October 15, 2010 at 1:17 AM  

You are so creative! This is so cute, funky and over the top- LOVE IT!!

Margaret October 15, 2010 at 4:45 AM  

I absolutely LOVE this. I might even have to make one myself...

Crafty Girls Workshop October 15, 2010 at 10:18 AM  

I love it too! I don't usually do cutesy decor especially cause right now I'm living at my parents' but this is totally awesome! Thanks for sharing!


Kathy October 16, 2010 at 1:46 PM  

I love this :-)

Jenn October 16, 2010 at 2:01 PM  

I didn't win your giveaway for this (sigh!) but I am featuring it on my blog later today. Totally love it!

Amy Waller October 16, 2010 at 5:58 PM  

Oh my word!!! This is by far the cutest Halloween wreath I have seen in blogland so far! I LOVE it! It is so unique and creative. I have a baby on the way any day now so I have pretty much kissed Halloween goodbye for this year. But, I am thinking an Elf version of this (with some green tulle and maybe red and white striped legs) for Christmas is a MUST! Super cute! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Patrice October 16, 2010 at 6:37 PM  

Amy, stay tuned for the elf version! It's already been made! Congrats on the baby!

Cate October 17, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

Stop by Random Crafty Georgia Girl and link up to Week in Review.
-Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl

Amy Waller October 18, 2010 at 9:43 PM  

Great minds think alike!!!

Linda@Coastal Charm October 19, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

I'm not a big halloween fan, but this is just sooooo dang cute!!!! Thanks for sharing her at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope you are having a FUN time:)


Ash October 19, 2010 at 11:01 AM  

So cute! I love the way you made the socks, what a clever idea.

Lolly Jane October 19, 2010 at 11:09 AM  

aaaah! sooo stinkin cute!! love the dots, they make the board! bookmark'd this idea! (:

Suzanne October 19, 2010 at 9:35 PM  

So cute. Love everything about it!

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas October 25, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
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Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas October 25, 2010 at 2:03 PM  

Just wanted to let you know that I “ Featured” you on Santa’s Gift Shoppe Monday Blog Hop today for your great project & inspiration! Thanks so much..

TLF October 28, 2010 at 3:13 PM  

I featured this on my blog today, hope you do't mind..

Stacia October 28, 2010 at 10:15 PM  

This is an adorable idea! Cute, too. Thanks for sharing your great idea!

Stacia Roble

Trisha October 28, 2010 at 11:56 PM  

I wish I had seen this in time for Halloween. But I am thinking I can rework this in a turkey for Thanksgiving.

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too November 1, 2010 at 1:43 PM  

Love this! I could rock this on my door all year round. When you are Wiccan people expected it of you to do things out of the so called "normal" zone. Which is fun cause I can have a wreath as awesome as that on my door 24/7/365! Thanks! (poof)

Deana Barns September 16, 2011 at 10:08 PM  

I think it's perfect! What imagination and creativity!

Jaimee @ Havenwood House of Boys September 30, 2011 at 10:41 AM  

This is SO creative and darling! LOVE it! I'm including this in a mega Halloween Wreath round-up post in October : )
Jaimee @

chixbaby27 September 24, 2012 at 8:13 AM  

I found this on Pinterest and absolutely love it...I am planning to make it as a gift for my mother's birthday next week. One do you glue your tulle to the wreath? I usually tie mine tutu style, and the only other way I know to do it is to push the tulle down into the wreath with a pencil (or something similar). Just curious how you do yours.

Angie October 15, 2012 at 3:02 PM  

Adorable! Saw it on Pinterest and I also wanted to know how you glued your tulle to your wreath. Thanks!

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