Hi guys, it’s Natalie from Doodlecraft. I love Halloween, mostly for the costumes and the candy…but I love cute decorations, the color palette, crispy Autumn leaves and the smell in the air. With the arrival of the season I was inspired to create this sophisticated DIY Halloween wreath with crepe paper roses.
- Darice Black Crepe Paper Sheets
- Darice Trick-or-Treat Wood Cut Out
- Styrofoam 14″ Wreath Form
- All Things You Purple Chevron Fat Quarter
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
- Darice White Floral Wire
Start by ripping the fat quarter fabric into 1 inch strips. Then hot glue one edge to the wreath and wrap it around, tacking with glue here and there. Continue gluing strips until the entire wreath is covered. One fat quarter is all it takes for a 14″ wreath form.
Now that it’s all wrapped it is ready to decorate.
Make the paper roses now. Cut a 1 inch strip of black crepe paper. Then fold the crepe paper strip until it is just about 2 inches tall. Cut through the folded stack in a petal shape. Plan on about 25 petals for a full size rose. All these rose petals are the same size.
Form the rose by rolling one petal into a tight curl, this is the center.
Then add a little hot glue to the base of each petal and then wrap it around the center. Continue adding petals one at a time.
Once the rose is large enough, it works well to stand it up on it’s face and continue to add petals to the back. Don’t burn your fingers!
Using 25 petals makes a large rose. The smaller ones are about 15-18 petals. Just keep adding petals until you reach the desired rose size. I love the layers of crinkly crepe paper! These roses are nearly perfection. They could easily become a bouquet in a vase too.
Now make some leafy vines. Take 12 inches of floral wire and fold it in half. Using the same layered cutting process as the petals, cut some black crepe paper leaf shapes.
Hot glue a leaf on the wire and then hot glue another leaf to the back of the first leaf. Repeat on alternate sides down the wire.
Continue your crepe paper flower making until you are satisfied with the quantity you have. Lay them out on the DIY Halloween wreath until you are pleased with placement and then hot glue them in place.
Now paint the Trick-or-Treat cut out a shiny copper and hot glue it on to the wreath.
Now you have a stunning and classy DIY Halloween wreath!
For another Halloween wreath idea using crepe paper, check out this simple yet stunning crepe paper craft wreath.
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Natalie Shaw is a Craft/DIY blogger at Doodlecraftblog.com. She posts budget conscious DIY’s, crafts of all kinds, jewelry, kid friendly projects, upcycled treasures and other fun 5 days a week. She loves sci-fi, fantasy and video game geekery and that comes out in many of her projects.