Today I’m thrilled to share with you a pretty Halloween decoration that cost me less than $1 to make! Did you know that you can use crepe paper for more than decorating a room for a party? I’ll show you how to turn this humble party supply into a lovely crepe paper craft wreath to decorate your home with for Halloween.
Halloween Crepe Paper Craft Wreath Supplies:
- Darice Crepe Paper Streamers (I used all black but orange and black would look cute as well).
- Cardboard box.
- Darice Hot Glue Gun.
Step 1. Decide how big you would like your wreath to be, and then use a plate or something else round to trace the circle shape onto a piece of cardboard. Trace a smaller circle inside the larger one for the hole in the middle.
Step 3. Add a dot of hot glue to the end of the crepe paper streamer, and glue the end onto the back of your wreath. Wrap the streamer around the cardboard wreath until it is fully covered, gluing it down after wrapping it around a few times. Cut the streamer and glue the end onto the back.
Step 4. Now you will start to create the two layers for the front of the the wreath. Glue the end of the streamer down near the top of the wreath. Fold and ruffle the crepe paper with your fingers along the top of the wreath, gluing every inch or so. Continue layering, folding, and gluing until the entire first layer is down.
Step 5. Next comes the second layer. Repeat the same process, but make sure that the second layer overlaps the first layer. My crepe paper craft wreath was about 10 inches in diameter, so I only needed to do two layers of streamer to fill my wreath. You may need to do more or less, depending on the size wreath you are making.
Step 6. Carefully make a bow out of the crepe paper streamer. I first made a ring and glued the ends together, then used a small piece of crepe paper folded in half to wrap around the middle of the bow. Glue the end of that middle piece down in the back. Cut a pice of crepe paper in half lengthwise, glue the ends to the back of the bow, and then trim the bow ends to the length that you would like them.
Step 7. Glue the finished bow towards the bottom of the wreath.
Isn’t it cute? Can you believe that it costs less than $1 to make this pretty Halloween crepe paper craft wreath? I love how it turned out!
If you’re looking for another crepe paper craft to tackle and have some leftover from this project, consider using it as creepy spider legs in this silly spider Halloween door project. Happy crafting!
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Laura is a wife, mom of four, and the owner and creator of Make Life Lovely, a creative blog filled with creative craft tutorials, DIY projects, party tips, holiday ideas, home decor, and more. A former elementary school teacher, Laura loves getting crafty, planning parties, going on adventures with her family, and eating frozen yogurt.