Wreaths are the most fun you can have crafting! Why? Because wreaths are easy and fun to make, you can use almost anything to make a great-looking wreath, and they take less than a half an hour to finish (at least, my wreaths do)! Today I have a fun Halloween wreath DIY tutorial for you: a black crow wreath made using pretty graphic ribbon and some tin crows.
Halloween Wreath DIY Tutorial Supplies:
- Darice 10″ Straw Wreath.
- Darice Black Dot Ribbon and Darice Orange Chevron Ribbon (Or your choice of ribbon).
- Darice Black Tin Crows (3 packages of 2 crows).
- Darice Black Mini Clothespin.
- A Piece of Halloween Scrapbooking Paper.
- Floral Wire or a Twisty Tie.
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks.
Step 1. To begin this Halloween DIY wreath tutorial, secure the end of the black ribbon on the back of the straw wreath with a dot of hot glue. Allow glue to cool, and then wrap wreath with ribbon. Trim ribbon, and glue the end to the back of the wreath.
Step 2. Secure orange ribbon onto the back of the wreath with a dot of hot glue, and then wrap it in the opposite direction that you wrapped the black ribbon.
Trim the end of the ribbon and then secure to the back of the wreath with hot glue.
Step 3. The next part of this Halloween wreath DIY project involves making a bow for the wreath! Hold the two ribbons in your hand, and create a loop. Then create another loop opposite of the first loop. Repeat one to two more times, then trim the ribbon. Secure the ribbon in the center with a twisty tie or a piece of floral ribbon. Then tie a 12-18″ piece of ribbon (or both ribbons) around the middle of the bow in a square knot, leaving the ends hanging down as tails. Fluff the ribbon.
Step 4. Hot glue the bow onto the front of the wreath. Feel free to tack some of the bow loops up on the wreath with dabs of hot glue to keep the bow perky.
Step 5. Tie a loop of ribbon around the top of the wreath to allow for hanging.
Step 6. Add the tin crows to the wreath, securing them with hot glue. I think this is the most fun part of the Halloween wreath DIY tutorial! These tin crows are so cute.
Step 7. Hot glue a mini clothespin to the side of the wreath.
Step 8. Add a creepy banner (or fall message) to the clothespin. For my Halloween wreath DIY project I cut a banner out of some spare Halloween scrapbooking paper I had on hand. You can also use black paper and write a message, or add your favorite Halloween photo.
If you prefer something a little less cute and a little more creepy for your Halloween decor, check out this spooky version of a black crow DIY Halloween wreath.
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Heather Mann is the mother of four boys and designs and shares clever crafts with a frugal twist at her site Dollar Store Crafts. She’s also fascinated by the unsuccessful (yet humorous) side of crafting, and explores it at her site CraftFail, and in her new book, CraftFail: When Handmade Goes Horribly Wrong.