Fall is one of my favorite seasons, but honestly it makes me a bit schizophrenic. While a part of me appreciates the beauty of the season and creates a burning desire for classy fall decor, the other part of my dives right on in to Halloween!
I think this may be a Utah thing. I once read that we Utahns tend to spend more on Halloween than nearly any other state. Now THAT, is a topic we could dive into for some seriously psychoanalysis…
I don’t know, does anyone else have the same struggle?
I had really planned on showcasing a fun fall decor craft today, but the dark side won out. I blame it on the cute girls over at My Sister’s Suitcase.
I was surfing Pinterest and came across Holly’s black Halloween wreath. I loved how it turned out.
Since I have a little twig wreath spray paint experience of my own…
Maybe I will share that fall decor craft in November, when I am ready to put the Halloween away???
Halloween Spider Wreath Tutorial
Square Twig Wreath – I found mine for $3
Black Spray Paint
Black Glitter Spiders
Martha Stewart Liquid Gilding, Gold
Heidi Swapp – Color Shine Iridescent Spritz, Gold Lame
Black Grosgrain Ribbon
American Crafts Glitter Tape, Brown Sugar, 5/8-Inch
Classic Calico 3 Laser-Cut Wood Veneer Shapes-Banners 23/Pkg
Alphabet Stickers or paint
The first thing I did was work on the base of the wreath.
I wanted to use the hydrangeas on the wreath form, but the black on black didn’t really stand out. No worries…It gave me the opportunity to use a product I’ve been dying to try Heidi Swapp – Color Shine Iridescent Spritz, Gold Lame.
I popped the flowers off the stem and then sprayed them with the gold spray. I didn’t cover every little bit, so the contrast between the black flowers and gold spray really makes the petals stand out. I love it!
I had found these glitter spiders a few weeks ago for three bucks. I am sucker for anything with glitter and so I snatched them up. I am so glad I did.
Again, I wanted them to pop off the black twig wreath. I also wanted them to tie in with the flowers and decided to add a little gold. I dipped each of the spider’s legs into a little pot of Martha Stewart’s gold leafing paint.
Up next was assembly.
Once I was done, I decided it needed a little something else. I spray painted some mini flags black and added some alpha stickers to spell out Happy Halloween. I placed the letters on some gold glitter tape with glue.
I secured everything on the wreath with a little hot glue. I think the whole project took me about two hours – most of it dry time for the paints!