Over the Summer, I did a rag wreath tutorial for Kiwi Crate showing how the kids helped me make a Patriotic Rag Wreath. The wreath cost me a total of $4. I spent $2.89 on the wire form at Walmart and bought a $1 wooden star from Michael's. The fabric came from some beautiful cloth napkins that my mother-in-law made for my second son's first birthday. He is a July 4th baby. Unfortunately, we just don't have enough opportunities to use patriotic cloth napkins. Now, I'll be reminded of her thoughtfulness every year when I hang our patriotic wreath.
I knew I wanted to make a rag wreath for Halloween and knew I had to do it when I found a large piece of black material in a bag of fabrics from one of our wonderful neighbors. Just so you know, I NEVER turn down free things from the neighbors and I love turning them into something new that we can use!
I added in some glittery purple berry springs and a wooden owl Halloween sign that were marked down on clearance at Michael's.
I love how it's cute instead of spooky! Halloween really isn't my favorite Halloween. I love the pumpkins, but I could really do without the scary stuff.
To make this wreath, you'll need:
about 2 yards of black fabric
Halloween decorations of your choice
Hot glue gun
You can find the tutorial for the wreath here
And, here is the tutorial I used for the ribbon bow. I had no idea they were so easy to make.
Now, our countdown to Halloween begins. The kids are already asking how many days are left so I can see that we'll be creating a Halloween countdown again this year! Thanks for joining us! I hope you'll check out our Kid Crafts page for lots of thematic ideas. You can keep up with all our favorites activities, along with all our own learning fun by following us on our NEW Facebook or Pinterest pages or signing up for emails!