So, did you all notice my fantastic new blog design? Liz over at Sweet Simplicity Designs just finished yesterday and I’m so happy I could squeal! The blog is super duper cute, and it helped that she has been the nicest and most helpful person to work with (and patient with my OCD-ness). Thanks so much Liz for making this happen and making it awesome!
I love wreaths for the front porch! They are one of my very favorite things to oogle on Pinterest and other peeps blogs. I guess it’s sort of an addiction….anyone out there know, do they have WA (wreaths anonymous)?
Anyways, another obsession I’ve had recently is anything chevron. I would probably decorate my whole house in that pattern if hubby would let me! Well, it hasn’t come to THAT yet, but I did decide that I loved it for a Halloween wreath.
Especially when I saw this one that Jen made over at TT&J a couple of years back. And since I’m really crushing on orange paired with teal these days, those are the colors I picked when I went out to shop for my yummy fabric. Oh yeah, and I threw in a tinch of grey as well.
I started with getting a yard of orange chevron and 1/4 yard each of grey, teal, and black. I also picked up some grey and teal felt to make some flowers to throw on it. I used my %40 off coupon to snag an 18″ foam wreath to build it on. I didn’t end up using all the fabric, but always like to have a little extra for when I mess up (notice I said when, not if)
Cut your orange fabric in strips about 3 inches wide….I think I used 4-5 strips, but that depends on how long your strips end up being.
I wanted to be able to re-position the strips if I needed to, so I used white thumb tacks to attach them to the wreath. As you wrap, you can cover them up. Make sure to pull your strips tight as you wrap, so there won’t be so many wrinkles.
Once I was finished, the last tacks were still visible, so I had that be the top and the black chevron will cover it up. If you want, you can also hot-glue it down so there’s no tacks showing.
I added the flowers I made….and Ta-da!
What kinds of Halloween wreaths did you guys make?….leave a comment and show off the cuteness.