It’s not too early to start on the Halloween Decorations is it? I sure hope not because we are getting into the spirit here in our house already! I have had this idea in my head about doing a burlap wreath for Halloween for weeks and I just could not wait to do it. My original idea had some purple and green in it too but I could not find burlap in those colors so my daughter and I had to do it with just the black and orange but truth be told I just LOVE how it turned out pretty yet creepy at the same time!
I will be honest on this one and let you all know that I did have to help my daughter quite a bit on this project. We used a rotary cutter because I thought it would be easier to measure and cut the burlap, but my daughter never did push down hard enough to actually cut the burlap so I had to go back and do all the cutting. But she did have fun trying so she practiced quite a bit.
She also needed help with the tying of the knots. It was great practice for her but once the wreath started to get fuller she had a harder time with it so I had to finish it up. So my daughter did not totally make this Halloween wreath herself, but we did have fun working on it together. And she got a LOT of practice tying knots which she really needed so it was a learning project too!
1 Yard Black Burlap
1 Yard Orange Burlap
Wood Letters for BOO
Strong Glue (I used Beacon 527)
Orange Glitter Glue
Plastic Skeletons (or other decorations)
First you need to cut your burlap into ½ inch thick strips (could be bigger but do not cut them smaller the burlap can fall apart)
Start tying your black strips to the foam wreath. You want to tie one knot on the outside then one on the middle this will make the wreath fuller.
After you have gone around the whole wreath with the black, start tying the orange in-between the black strips. Remember to do one in the middle then one on the outside of the wreath.
Paint your letters orange.
Once the orange paint dries paint black dots all over your letters.
When the black polka dots are dry paint the letters all over with your orange glitter glue.
You do not need to wait till the glue is dry before you glue your letters together with your strong glue.
When everything is dry decorate your wreath with the wood letters and other decorations of your choice. And feel free to trip up the burlap if you want.