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Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath

Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath

A common fixture in the Halloween scene is the creepy, black spider. I had in mind to create a Halloween wreath that served two purposes. When visible from afar it would be chic and striking, and when viewed closely upon entrance one would see the spiders and perhaps feel a chill down their spine in light of the Halloween season!

Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath

I believe I achieved my goal, and creating the wreath was a breeze with May Arts Ribbon.

Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath

I started with a simple straw wreath, the only that I had on hand. I wrapped May Arts 1.25” Black Silk Ribbon around the wreath-securing the beginning and end pieces with two straight stick pins. I wrapped tightly, as I wanted to control the stray straw. (A foam wreath would have been very efficient to use, and I would have ended up with a cleaner base if I had used one of those.)

Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath

I then created a few bows from the lovely selection of wired ribbon available at May Arts. I found that 7/8” was the perfect width for my wreath-not too large and not too small. I used the sheer iridescent purple and orange ribbon, and then bordered each of these colors in black wired ribbon.  I created the bows freehand and also adhered to the wreath with stick pins.

Spooky Spider Halloween Wreath

Finally, I finished the wreath by adhering some plastic spiders with adhesive glue dots. I had the spiders on hand from my Halloween festivities last year-they were rings so I just snipped the ring part off! This project really was so simple and I am pleased with the end result- I can’t wait to try my hand at a Christmas Holiday Wreath using similar types of ribbons-I’m just going to have to replace the spider with gumdrops!

Blog post by: Karen Baker

 

Other Supplies Used:

  • Straw Wreath
  • Plastic Spider Rings
  • Straight Stick Pins

 

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  1. Ava Gavloski

    karen, this is a perfect presentation wreath with lovely ribbon showcasing. well done

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  2. Becky D

    This is so cute Karen! I love the elegance of this wreath and you are absolutely correct about the chill from the spiders – even knowing they are plastic, they still give me the creepy crawlies 🙂 Thanks for sharing this fun idea!

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  3. Toni Storie

    Oh my gosh! I adore this!

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  4. jen shears

    mission accomplished! Chic & scary!

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  5. TracyM #6773

    BOO-tiful wreath – love the spiders around the GORGEOUS shimmery bows!!!

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  6. Iris Soscia

    Love the spiders and the yummy ribbon.

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  7. Laura Strack

    Karen, At first glance, the spiders resemble flourishes and then zoom in, they are clearly spiders! Great idea! Love it!

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