9.18.2011

A Glimpse Inside: Spider Web Wreath

Hello everyone!

I'm Allison and I blog over at A Glimpse Inside.
I'm an Army wife with a creative side so I decided to start blogging to share our adventures with the military as well as my crafty endeavors.

I am thrilled Amanda asked me to be apart of her Fall Fever Celebration.
We are currently living in an apartment for the next 2 mths and all of my Fall decorations are in storage so this was a great excuse for me to make some more to somewhat decorate.

Today, I want to share a Halloween wreath with all of you.


Would you like to learn how to make it?

Here's the how-to:

Supplies:
- Foam Wreath
-Felt in your choice of colors
-Ribbon
-Glue gun (I like to use a low temp gun)
-Pinking shears
-Spider
-Fishing line (not pictured)

Getting started:
Cut the felt (across the width) any width that you would like.
I cut mine 2 1/2 inches wide.

The strips are still too long so trim them shorter so they slightly overlap when wrapped around the wreath form.

Figure out your pattern and begin wrapping the strips around the form.
The very first strip you glue down, only place glue on the edge that will be overlapped by the second piece. You will see why this is important in a moment.

Continue wrapping all the strips.

When you get to the very last piece, you will need to fold over the very first strip (since you didn't place glue on this side) so the first strip overlaps the last.

Fold over completely and then glue the last strip.

Flip first strip back over and glue down.

Felt covered wreath.

Now onto the spider web.
Use the fishing line to create the spider web.
Cut the finishing line so that it can be tied around the edges of the wreath.
You will this 4 times, wrapping each line around the previous one at the center of the wreath.
You should create 8 triangles or pizza slices.
Tack each line down to the wreath with a tiny drop of glue to keep tight and in place.

Next comes the webbing.
It is time consuming but looks great in the end.
Cut a REALLY long piece of line.
Tie one end of the cut line around one of the sides of the triangle near the wreath form.
String it to the next triangle side, wrap around, and tie a knot.
String to next side and repeat.

Continue wrapping until you get to the center.
If you run out of string, don't worry. Just cut another long piece and tie the ends together.
Trim off the extra ends and take a lighter to burn them down to create a small know.
I had to do this and it looks like something is just caught in this spider's web.

Right before I finished up, I had a little friend that wanted to help.
He didn't help out too much, just made me take longer to finish.

Add the spider to the web and it is perfect for Halloween.

He looks like he is just floating there doesn't he?

There's the web!
Had to get the sunshine to glare on it in order it to shine (like most spider webs)

I loved this shot.
Looks kinda spooky with the shadow behind it!

I hope you guys enjoyed my wreath.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
And I'd love for you to visit in my neck of the bloggy woods.

Thanks Amanda for letting me participate in your Fall Fever Celebration.

What a super cute wreath! I love the idea of the web shimmering in the sunlight - so fun!
Tomorrow Positively Splendid is here!




6 comments:

Mαρία said...

I love it!!! Have a good week!!!

Kara @ Nest Candy said...

I love this! It's got just enough spook and just enough cute. :)

Creative Raisins said...

This is fabulous

Lindy said...

So adorable....however, I think the spider would creep out my daughter. I love it; thanks for sharing!

Zombie Leah said...

The web looks so awesome!

mississippi artist said...

Your wreath is adorable! Cool spider web too.

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