Monday, October 2, 2017

The Global Styler: Quick Halloween Wreath

It's Global Styler time again!! I'm so happy to be back with Up To Date Interiors, A Designer at Home and Casa Watkins Living for our monthly get together.

First of all, I can't believe it's already October. It's such a great month. I could live in October and November permanently. They're the best.  This month we're making Halloween or Fall wreaths with a global influence.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

My wreath literally just happened. I was sweeping or cleaning out a closet or something way more important and LIGHT BULB!

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

I remembered that I had this amazing African wax block print fabric in the craft closet. I got it from a friend who went on a mission trip to Togo which is a country in West Africa. Talk about global, right?

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.
Similar styles of wax block print fabric can be found here, here and here. *aff links*

I don't really do much to decorate for Halloween, I'm much more of a Fall person. Plus that's one less thing to decorate for..Less work. This fabric, though, just fits perfectly for a Halloween themed wreath.

I already had the fabric, a thrifted wreath, and a few little chip board pumpkins, so I set out to make a very quick, very free, and very cute (because I don't do spooky) Halloween wreath for our newly painted front door.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.
Door color: Sherwin Williams 'Foxy'

First I laid out the fabric and cut it in one long strip. To do that you cut straight down one side and before you get to the end, you cut the same thickness starting from the other side.

Does that make sense? Like this:
It's a way to get a really long strip and not have lots of smaller pieces. Either way would work...this is just my lazy-crafter way.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

With that one long strip of fabric, I wrapped it around the wreath and made it stay put with hot glue. Really, what would I do without that stuff?

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

I paid no attention to unfinished edges or frayed fabric. I like that look. Seems simple and not fancy at all. Just my style.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

I had a thicker piece of fabric left over. About 12" thick by a few feet long. I tied it in a big knot around the wreath.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

Then I just took the ends and tucked them under to make a ginormous, Texas-sized bow.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

Again, hot glue to the rescue, I just hot glued the ends so they'd stay secure from underneath.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

Last Halloween I bought these little chip board pumpkins in the dollar bin at Target probably. I had Nickerbean 2 paint the backs black. This is a great way to include your kids in crafting. Since it was chip board, I didn't have to worry about her getting outside the lines or whatever. And if she missed a spot, I just covered it up later. Maybe you're thinking I'm mean for even covering up her work. I don't "fix" their projects. Just if they're helping me with mine.

Anyway, I wanted the face to stand out so at first I took some white felt and lined the back.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

At the time I thought there was white in the fabric. There isn't so I switched and lined the pumkin's features with the background color of the fabric.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

Then I hot glued the pumpkins to the wreath and it's so cute! I love how it turned out and it took me, oh, 10 minutes to make.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

To hang it, I have a ribbon stapled in at the top of the door.I pull the ribbon through the center of the wreath and attach it the end of the ribbon to itself with a safety pin. Super classy.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.


This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

The day I took these pictures it was a heat index of 103 out....How's that for Halloween decor weather?

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

I hope you find the concept of this wreath helpful. They don't have to cost a ton of money and/or take a lot of time. This huge bow would look so cute with any fabric or for any holiday.

This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

I just love this entryway situation now... So glad I updated it.


This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.
In case you're wanting more wreath inspiration. Here's the unconventional wreath I made last, last spring. And the tassel one I posted about last fall.


Also check out these beauties from the Global Styler gals.

Up to Date Interiors: Eclectic Door Hanging
A Designer at Home: Modern Scandi Boho Fall Wreath

Casa Watkins Living: DIY Fall Bohemian Macrame Wreath

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This quick and easy Halloween wreath is a cute addition to your fall decor. Hot glue, wreath form and fabric and you could have one for any holiday or season.

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4 comments:

  1. That is easily the coolest Halloween wreath I've ever seen. And it gets bonus points for being made of authentic fabric! Your creativity always shines, but I'm especially in love with how this turned out.

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    1. Thank you sweet Corinna! I love that I was able to use this awesome fabric.

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  2. This is an awesome halloween wreath Jessica!!! I love the added jack-o-laterns. That fabric was completely swoonworthy too!!

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    1. THank you! I love how it turned out. It's a happy wreath.

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