The latest fall and Halloween products from Stampin’ Up! are now available in the July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue, and August is the best time to start planning fall projects. I like to get a head start on them while I have time because once the kids go back to school and start their activities in September, life will get a little busy!
When I saw the Cute Halloween Suite Collection and the adorable paper that goes with it, I knew that I wanted to make some new Halloween home decor. It has been a while since I’ve made a wreath, so today I will be sharing how to decorate a Halloween wreath with large paper flowers, stamped ghosts and pumpkins, and fancy ribbon.
I was inspired to make this wreath after seeing the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper (DSP). The addition of purple, pink, and green to the traditional Halloween colours make this paper perfect for a fun and colourful home decor project.
For the wreath, I wanted to do something eye-catching, but easy and I remembered making these wrinkled paper flowers many years ago in a Stampin’ Up! class. They are so simple to make that even the kids could help out with this Halloween project!!
I made the paper flowers by cutting large, medium, and small circles out of 6” x 6” Cute Halloween DSP. The circles don’t need to be perfect so free hand cutting them is fine. Then, I scrunched the paper with my hands until it softened and was easy to shape. Next, I pierced a hole in the center of the paper and arranged the three pieces of DSP one on top of the other. The layers were fastened together with a square, black brad and shaped to look like a flower. Repeat this process to make a total of three flowers.
Once the flowers were made, I worked on the little decorations for the wreath.I punched pumpkins and ghosts from Pumpkin Pie and Basic White Cardstock with the Halloween Punch and used the Cutest Halloween stamp set to add the outline and cute faces in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I added a little extra colour to the pumpkin with Stampin’ Blends and a hint of glitter to the ghosts with Wink of Stella.
Using a grapevine wreath as the base, I wove the Metallic Mesh Ribbon around the front of the entire wreath. I also made three large bows from the Black & White Gingham Ribbon and arranged all the decorations on the wreath.
Once I was happy with the placement of the decorations, I used a hot glue gun to attach everything to the wreath. The hot glue is strong and will ensure that the decorations don’t fall off if used outside on a covered, front door.
I can’t wait until October so I can hang this wreath on my door!! If you are able to, now is a great time to get a head start on fall and Halloween craft projects. Then when the time comes, you can just put them out and enjoy!!
Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used For This Project
All supplies used in this project can be purchased from my Stampin’ Up! Store.
PAPER: Basic White, Cajun Craze Cardstock
STAMPS: Wild Roses, Daisy Garden, Peaceful Moments
INK: Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, Mint Macaron
PUNCHES & DIE CUTS: Potted Succulents Dies
TOOLS: White Chalk Marker
EMBELLISHMENTS & RIBBON: White Baker’s Twine, Gilded Gems