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Halloween Wreath

Halloween is one of those holidays you either love or hate.

Unless you’re me, in which case you both love and hate it. In a related note, I also both love and hate exercise, John Grisham novels, Spanx and America’s Next Top Model.

When it comes to Halloween decorations I’m not big on the cartooney, cutesy stuff.  Think more Addams Family, less Munsters.  For one thing The Addams Family were infinitely more elegant than the Munsters.  Candelabras, smoking cauldrons and marble floored ballrooms.  They had better taste than the Carringtons when you think of it.

Creepy really can be beautiful if you’re focused. And creepy but beautiful was exactly what I wanted for the Halloween wreath I planned to make this year.

So when I eased my way past the people wearing slippers as actual footwear in the Halloween aisle of my local Dollar Store, I had to keep a sharp eye.  Only look at things that had qualities I would have in my house on any given day, let alone Halloween.

What I came away with were some black skulls covered in sparkles, 8 black feather boas and some black cotton gauze.

The Dollar Store didn’t sell any styrofoam wreaths big enough for what I wanted to do, so I hijacked a garbage bin behind a furniture store and grabbed 3 sheets of styrofoam to make my own wreath.

And here’s how I did it and exactly what I used.

Materials

A Few Black Sparkly Skulls – $ 1 each


8 Black Feather Boas – $2 each.

Black Gauze – $1

3 Sheets of Styrofoam – Free

If you choose to make your own styrofoam wreath form because of your excessive cheapness (and laziness … couldn’t be bothered to drive to Michael’s) you have to glue your sheets of styrofoam together.

This way you end up with a nice, thick wreath.  Not an unnice, skinny wreath.

I used 3, 1″ pieces of styrofoam to make a HUGE wreath.  You don’t have to be as excessive as me.  I tend towards excessiveness.

After you glue all your pieces together with regular white glue, let it dry overnight.

The next morning, when you wake up bright and cheery, full of vim and vigour, stretching your arms over your head just like they do in breakfast cereal commercials, your styrofoam will be perfectly adhered, ready for shaping into a wreath.

The first thing you’ll need to do is regress to grade 6 math class and make one of those circle making things out of a string, a pin and a marker.

Do the same thing in the centre with a smaller circle.

Grab the trusty 1970′s electric knife you bought at a church bazaar and get ‘er revved up.  Maybe stretch your arms over your head again, just for good measure.

Cut the outer styrofoam circle.  An electric knife is the easiest way to cut styrofoam.  I’m not saying you won’t have flying balls of styrofoam everywhere.  It just makes it easier.  Be forewarned that you will be trying to clean up styrofoam balls that have static clinged themselves to every part of you and your kitchen.   For the next week.

Good job.  Now your outer circle is cut out perfectly.  I’m quite impressed with you.

Now cut the centre circle out.

In  just moments I’m going to wrap the black feather boas around the wreath, but to make sure they stay where you want them you should cut some wire into 2 inch pieces …

… and then bend them over so they’re like modified clippy things.

Start wrapping and clipping your boas around the wreath.

When you’ve applied approximately 17 birds worth, you’ll have something that looks like this.

If you need a little more room in the centre of your wreath, just clip away some of the feathers so you have a bigger opening.

Allow the cat to court it’s newfound love for a minute or two then shoo the cat away.

I randomly cut small pieces of the black gauze and then pinned them “pleasingly” on the wreath.  Just wherever I thought it looked good.  It was at this point I had to show some restraint, remembering I wanted a classy and elegant Halloween wreath.  My “excessive” gene had to be stomped down for this one.

Every so often hold your wreath up to see what it’ll look like hanging.

The sparkly skulls I got from the Dollar store had tooling and ribbons around their necks and came on sticks.  However, I didn’t like where the sticks were, so I cut them off …

… and placed them where I wanted them, in the backs of the skulls.  I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love these sparkly styrofoam skulls.  They make me want to grin and stretch my arms above my head like I’m about to have a delicious bowl of sugar cereal.

This is another place I had to show some restraint.  If you want to know the truth, I actually bought 8 skulls expecting to use them all and thought it was entirely possible I’d need to go buy more.  But when it came down to it the wreath actually looked better with only a few skulls.  Too many of them and they weren’t as noticeable.

Hang it on the door, bat your eyelashes at  Gomez and call it a night.

Oh yes!  And I put mini-lights into it for nighttime viewing.

If you plan on doing this yourself  for Halloween keep a couple of things in mind.  The wreath will end up costing you $20 – $25 depending on where you get your supplies but you can use it year after year.  So all in all it’s pretty inexpensive.  Even if it costs you $30 … it isn’t disposable so that’s a deal and a half really.  It’ll last you as long as you can keep your cats from humping it to death.

Also, improvise.  If you can’t get feather boas, use all black gauze.  If you can’t find sparkly skull heads, use crows or spiders or anything else that gives you a tight squeeze, cool breeze … leaves you with the shiverees  Don’t worry if you can’t find the exact same materials I have.  Just get things you like.   As you can see, I happen to think the wreath looks best if it’s monochromatic.  An all white version of this would also be beautiful and unexpected.

And on *that* very Martha Stewart note … happy wreathing.

Love Morticia.


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124 Responses to Halloween Wreath

  1. Shea says:

    You have me wishing my dollar store was open 24 hours. Love this!

  2. Pati says:

    Awesome! I too hate cutesy…this is perfect. I usually harvest big branches and do my front door with spiders and webs. Thanks for the great idea and post!… I just hope our dollar store has some comparable stuff.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Man, I finally beat you to something! I did a black feather boa wreath last year, and just remade it a couple of days ago because I took it apart to use the form. I, also being cheap and lazy, made this one, but I just used one skinny sheet of foam core, and once the boas are wrapped around it, it looks really full. I didn’t embellish it at all, and I like it that way, but your skulls are lovely! Typing the word “boas” gave me an idea for next year’s wreath – snakes!

  4. Liz says:

    The only thing you left out of this post was how horrendous it feels cutting styrofoam (or polystyrene if you don’t live on the North American continent).

    Squeeeeeeeky squeeeky. It’s making me clench my teeth just thinking about it.

  5. Liz says:

    oh, the wreath looks awesome by the way. Really awesome.

  6. Sam says:

    I so admire you types over the pond who really make a celebration out of Halloween. Sadly in Britain that would be set fire to and posted through your letter box, closely followed by some dog shit. Either that or held to ransom by a scary youth demanding a ‘treat’ for its return, which would probably be £50 or your jewellery!

  7. Ana says:

    I love it!!

  8. That is beautiful!! I think I may have to invest in this… I’ve found SO many thing I want to make this year…. some of them are just going to have to wait until NEXT year!! LOL

  9. Michelle says:

    Very cool! If I can get remotely organized I am definitely going to try this! You are absolutely right about those skulls – they are awesome! I can’t believe you found them at the dollar store!

  10. Steph says:

    Great wreath! And just as creative (more) than the overpriced ones in the store!

    I wish more of us would realize our creative potential. Just get some cheap stuff, and play with it a bit. You’ll be surprised what happens!

  11. Tonia says:

    I love it. I’m always drooling over high priced wreaths, but can’t bring myself to spend the money on them. I like to decorate more for fall than Halloween. I’m feeling crafty now. Thanks for the inspiration.

  12. Karen O. says:

    This is fabulous! I love Halloween, but I think that like you, too often I find the decorations gaudy and ridiculous. This would be awesome hanging on the front door of my house. Thanks, so much! :D

  13. Mary C says:

    Well Done!!!

  14. Natalie says:

    Hahaha, that part about the cat in your post was hilarious! :)

  15. Kate says:

    Karen, you are a legend….

    • Karen says:

      Kate – I poke myself in the eye at least once a day. And I regularly can’t follow something as simple as a Disney movie. I am not a legend. ~ karen. ow!

  16. Theresa says:

    Gorgeous! I’m thinking crows as I love them and maybe dried berries and vines. I like a touch of nature. But gotta hurry as the holiday is almost upon me

  17. giggle says:

    THIS IS SO CUTE I AM GOING TO GIVE IT A TRY. THE BOA IN RED OR GREEN COULD DO SOMETHING FOR NEXT HOLIDAY!!!

  18. Fifi says:

    Your creativity is terrifyingly inspirational. I bet you give out the best treats on the block, too…
    On my way to Dollarama.

  19. Deb J. says:

    Love the wreath. Gives me ideas for Christmas. Regarding styrofoam, you can cut it on a band saw too – if you have one. And a tip I got from my mother – one way to control (at least a bit) those styrofoam bitties that fly all over the place is to rub yourself down with dryer sheets. They control the static. The spray stuff works too but is harder to find. This trick works with styrofoam peanuts and foam rubber bits as well. Doesn’t solve the whole problem but means you can get the $*!* things off your hands:)

    • jeni says:

      You DO NOT want to rub those dryer sheets on your body. In fact, you do not want to dry your clothes with those sheets. The thing they are good for is to keep mice out of your house. Why do you think mice and insects will not go near them? They are toxic.

  20. This is a great Halloween project. You need your own YouTube DIY channel!

  21. Langela says:

    I am not fond of most Halloween stuff. It is usually gory and gross. But I found your wreath to be quite attractive and elegant in a dark sort of way. Nice job, Karen!

  22. Melanie says:

    I am so relieved to see that I’m not the only person who still has a giant bottle of glue from White Rose (as well as several unopened cellophane bags of glittery pom-poms).

    • Karen says:

      Haaaaa! That made me laugh out loud. I looked at that bottle of glue when I was doing this and thought … I cannot believe I still have this!

      • Katie says:

        Bahaha I also have a number of bottles of White Rose glue pilfered from my highschool art classroom when it was torn down for a renovation! Funny thing is until I read this comment I hadn’t thought of the fact that they were anything unusual!

  23. Adrienne Audrey says:

    It looks awesome!

  24. Oona says:

    I AM TOTALLY STEALING THIS IDEA.

  25. Mary says:

    Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas. Your blog is more than a pleasure to read. It brightens my day and uplifts my spirit. Your writing is honest, humorous, and universal.
    Again, I thank you for letting me (us) into your home and your mind…our most private and precious of places.

    • Cathy says:

      If you love skulls, check out the Sears Wishbook, page 41, skull glassware. I know I’ve spent too much time reading your blog when I think of you while flipping through the catalogue. Thanks for the laughs!!

  26. Josie says:

    Karen – not sure if you’ve ever stumbled upon this website before but I think you’ll just fall in love with it.

    http://dollarstorecrafts.com/

    Thank you for the inspiration!

  27. livelybrowsers says:

    Thanks for good stuff

  28. JennyM says:

    Hmmm… I have an autumn-y wreath going on right now. But I bet I could spice it up with some subtle sparkly skulls and spidery things for next week…

  29. Patti says:

    Did you see the cute little teenie weenie glittery skulls in bags of like, 12 at the dollar store? I bought some skulls myself, which are going in a vase, and I’m dumping some little glitters in, too!

  30. Amy Hadley says:

    That’s the most beautiful, classy creepy wreath I’ve ever seen. Well done.

  31. Annabell says:

    Just beautiful. I’ve been wanting to make one of these and now I see it beautifully done. Any plans on making a centerpiece (hint, hint) ??? I want one of those too but haven’t gotten around to it.
    Thanks!

  32. Anemone says:

    OMG….i swear thats like the sexiest wreath ever…its elegant…wowoowowo…i love it soo much…thank u Karen…u are great…u made me see halloween decor in whole new light…
    cannot beleive how beautiful it looks…seriously

  33. I love the wreath, I too am a dollar store diva!

    Love the end results! I too fell victim to the sparkly skulls, you may want to put some of your extras under glass. I stacked several on an aluminum cake stand and topped with a large cloche tpeed dome. Served up skulls…….
    Great to find your blog, via the vamp!
    L.

  34. Danielle says:

    Brilliant!! I love how elegant this is and yet oh so creepy. Now where did I put my boa…

  35. ShawnA says:

    Ok I have to ask, I have not seen a White Rose store in years, and your glue is from white rose. Do the stores still exsist or do you have a huge supply of glue. I know in Barrie I bought a ton of the crafting supplies when they closed, but again that was years ago. Loved the store so if you have found one somewhere please share. Thanks and love your ideas never stop..

    • Karen says:

      ShawnA – Thanks! LOL! Um. Nope. I too bought that glue when White Rose went out of business! It’s HUGE. Unless I build a full sized house out of popsicle sticks … I’ll never get to the bottom of it. ~ karen

  36. Fantastic wreath! I want to share on my blog with a link to you)))

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Jeannie! But don’t get me thinking about Halloween! I’m still trying to savour July! ~ karen

      • Nancy Muritz says:

        My only questions are how large a diamiter is the wreath and did you wrap the boas in and out of the center, like that around? Thanks! I love this and am considering doing it if I can find suitable materials. Nancy

        • Karen says:

          Hi Nancy – I can’t completely remember, but I believe I made the wreath to be around 15″ across. You can make it whatever size you like, really. I did wrap the boa around and around the wreath so he entire wreath was covered. Front and back. I did this because it was going on a glass door and you’d be able to see the back of the wreath. If you’re putting it on a solid wood door and no one will see the back you could just weave the boas around the front and inside of the wreath. Good luck! ~ karen

  37. jodi says:

    I absolutely love this wreath adn I an having trouble finding the skulls. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    • Karen says:

      Jodi – Just leave your search until a little closer to Halloween. You’ll find them everywhere then. Party Planning stores, costume stores, Dollar Stores. :) ~ karen

  38. Jen says:

    I have the exact same electric knife but it was my mother’s. I use it to carve turkey. And foam to make cushions. Yum.

  39. Amy says:

    OOOhhh I love this wreath. I agree with you I so love the Addams Family. Click Click.

  40. Shannon says:

    Love this and love how you did the directions, made me smile, and now because of your wit, I am going to try this, so thank you!

  41. Samantha says:

    How long were the boas you used? I found some on ebay that are really long so wanna make sure I get the right amount.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Samantha – I can’t really remember how long they were but if I were to guess, I’d say arounf 5′ each. Good luck with your wreath! ~ karen!

  42. Shannon says:

    This is jaw-droppingly gorgeous!!!!!! I can’t find feather boas for under $10 EACH at my local craft stores, so I will have to hit the dollar store, tho I never have much luck at those things….hmmm. *fingers crossed*

    • Karen says:

      Shannon – If you’re in Canada go to Dollarama. They have them right now. If you’re in the States, try Dollar Tree or Dollar General. But, Dollarama really is the best. :) ~ karen

  43. Tracy says:

    OK, I almost squealed when I saw this wreath! I love it! I will be totally stealing this idea also. In fact, I purchased the supplies over the weekend. I couldn’t find the glittery skulls, but ended up get small plain ones that I plan to paint black and then glitter. Great idea that was beautifully executed.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Tracy! I was gonna do a new Halloween wreath for this year, but I like my old one so much I might not! ~ karen

  44. Shell says:

    Very cool! I want some glittery skulls now!

  45. lisa says:

    Love ur ideas….u have my mind racing! Great job finding ur site.

  46. Paula says:

    I love this!! I’m making a wreath this morning myself…Using one of those wreaths made out of sticks from Michael’s (It was only about $4), spray painted it silver, and I have a silver bow for it. I was thinking of making ghosts for it. (It’s an idea I saw on another website.) Not sure if I’m going to use the bow now. I like the gauze. Gauze, maybe some snakes spray-painted with white or black glitter spray…Hmmm…Might be a touch creepier. Thanks for the ideas!

  47. Theresa says:

    Love your sense of style and humor! Making this wreath using layers cut from a large sheet of building grade insulation, 4×8′ a sheet is about $14 at Home Depot. Foam sheets from Michaels weren’t big enough and they were pricey. Thanks for sharing!

  48. Beth says:

    Could you be any more brilliant?? I made a wreath out of an old VCR tape. Using the feathers has a much more elegant feel. Look out Halloween 2012..I should be ready then and for sure I’m using this version!! Thanks for sharing..Your the BOMB!!! PS…I’m so jealous of your White Rose glue..wish they were still around!

  49. I love this…..and I’m headed to my dollar store today…..thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial….you are a inspiration…….

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Gloria! Hope you find everything you need. Don’t forget, you can improvise. Doesn’t have to be *exactly* like mine. ~ karen!

  50. Barbara says:

    This is wayyy cool! I love it!. Can’t wait to get started!

  51. Holly says:

    This is gorgeous! I love elegant creepy. I think I am going to do a winter version, with a white boa, maybe some white tulle, and sparkly snowflakes.

  52. Pat says:

    Just wanted to say what a fantastic wreath and so easy. I’ve seen the feather wreaths and just assumed you had to glue a heck of a lot of feathers on it. I’m an idiot. Love your site.
    Pat

  53. Cheryl says:

    Sweet Wreath! I’ll be creating this soon!
    Gotta question though… what is the measurement of the unfinished wreath??
    Can’t wait to see how mine turns out :p

    • Karen says:

      Good question Cheryl! I have no idea. It’s probably around 15″ across. Just wing it … it’ll be fine. That’s what I always tell myself anyway. :) ~ karen

  54. Laurie says:

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!! Definitely going to be making one this year!

    • Karen says:

      Laurie – The only problem with it is I like it so much in 3 years I haven’t come up with a new wreath. I’ll work on it for this year. :) ~ karen

  55. shannon miller says:

    Where do I find the Boas? I’m going crazy, I want to make this wreath really bad bit I’m missing the major ingredient. I’ve been to dollar tree, dollar general, family dollar and Walmart but no luck. All the party supply stores want 10 and up for theirs. Someone please give me some ideas. Thank you

    • Amy says:

      I too am looking for black dollar store boas and cannot find them anywhere. Does anyone have any ideas as to what dollar stores to look in?

  56. Tammie says:

    I saw someone use pipe-insulation, the flexi foam type and roll it into a circle then useing tape to attach the ends for the base of a wreath and i think that would work really good for this one. And it is very cheap.

  57. cred says:

    I am posting here to comment on this year’s halloween giveaway- didn’t want to comment on today’s post since I’ve already made your awesome wreath so I don’t need to enter.
    Buuuut…. I needed to mention how much I enjoyed your video. Well done and entertaining! And I love the idea of your diy wreath as a giveaway.
    I love my halloween wreath (thank-you) and did also make a white one with some sparkly chartreuse & aqua glass balls for christmas. The feather boas make lovely wreaths- thanks for the creativity!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Cred! I’m so happy to hear you made the wreath. I love to know that people are actually *doing* the things I show them and not just reading about them. That is the whole point of the site afterall. :) ~ karen!

      • cred says:

        Oh yes, I am an excellent copy-cat. I could start my own blog titled “Karen’s Vision, My Version!”
        I have done enough projects for 6 months of posts already- such as:
        -valentine heart tarts
        -Uncle Shifty’s antojitos
        -the best curried chicken salad
        -caesar dressing
        -Jeff Crump’s pizza dough (& cooked on the bbq)
        -srirachi mayo w/ sweet potato fries (haven’t mastered the fries but that dip is our fave!)
        ….also…
        -glowing orbs
        -the stump table (I love this- turned out so lovely)
        -dollar store candy dish turned sugar bowl, biscotti, dish tab bowl
        -a variation on your spice organization (same containers but hung on dollar store magnet boards near the stove)
        -pop bottle dish soap dispenser
        -the moss bowl w/ white bird for easter
        -raised a monach butterfly (although finding eggs was a bust so we picked up from the caterpillar stage)
        -a glass birdfeeder but used the dollar store candy dish instead (& drilled a hole through the top to hang it from)
        ….and I have some enzyme cleaner brewing under my sink at the moment.
        Did this cause a disturbing shudder; kinda ‘Single, White Female’ style? Don’t worry I am not obsessed with becoming you just hoping for as much style & resourcefulness.
        Better wrap this up, I’ve got a bbq igniter to replace ; )

  58. Caitlin says:

    Hey Karen,
    Love the wreath! Can’t wait to give it a try. I have a question in regards to your lights. I have some of those eerie purple lights but realized i have to plug it in to get the lights to work haha. You hung yours from the door? What did you do with your lights?

    • Karen says:

      Caitlin – I ran an extension cord from one of my outdoor plugs and then just tucked it up the edge of the door. I think I stuck nails into the wood frame and pushed the cord behind the nails so it stayed put. Then just make sure the plug end of the lights is positioned near the end of the wreath and plug em in! If you don’t have an outdoor plug just use a battery operated set of lights. ~ karen

  59. Caitlin says:

    Karen,

    Good idea, i’ll go for a hunt on a battery operated one. I’m sure i’ll find one. The only plug I have outside is near the corner of my house, quite a ways for an extension cord haha (may cause a trick or treater to trip lol knowing my luck). Perfect! Thanks for the awesome idea! I’m excited to give this a try!

    Caitlin

  60. Kat says:

    I just found this sight and an hour of my time has just dissappeared!!! EEK I have to get ready for work!!! I am so making this wreath! Great stuff on your site and I will definitely be back and thanks for a ton of ideas!!!

    • Karen says:

      Thanks for stopping by Kat. You can subscribe to get all my posts if you put your email address into the “subscribe” box on the right sidebar. Don’t worry .. the only thing you get are my posts. No random other stuff. ~ karen!

  61. Kat says:

    I made my wreath and I done you proud it looks perfect. Note to self… don’t wear a white wool sweater when playing with dollar store black boas, at least I had the sense to work on it outside where all the fluffy stuff is blowin’ in the wind. I only bled once when I stabbed myself with the plastic stick poking the skull into the foam. Hah! who needs fake blood when I got the real stuff!!! Thanks again for the great ideas my next project is going to be those adorable toothy pumpkin carvings you did!

  62. Deb says:

    Karen, I think I have a girl crush on you! Not only do I love your wreath, but the way you think and write make you my soul mate! Lol. My husband need never know. Wink, wink.
    Seriously though, I can’t wait to give a version of this wreath a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

  63. SILVIA says:

    I adore them. I had to improvise a lot. I used roses and put the skulls in the middle. It looks great, but I still love yours very much. I got the inspiration from yours! Great job!

  64. Kat says:

    Me again I made another Halloween Wreath this time from a dollar stores bag of bones and stuff!!! But the real reason I am back is just to let you know I do enjoy this “site” (see I even spelled it right this time) anyway I have never read a blogger persons blog before, kinda thought it would be quite boring reading someones everyday stuff! But I must admit it is entertaining and inspirational. Today I thought I would start at the beginning and go through it all to date but sorry to say that did not happen! I was all over the pages couldn’t stay on track at all but had a great time and thanks for the ride!

  65. Kristin says:

    Love your wreath, and used it to make one of our own! Instead of skulls, we used glow-in-the-dark bats, shiny spiders and purple twinkle lights, and hung a big fuzzy orange spider from the bottom of the wreath…Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  66. Sandra says:

    This post was featured on COASAHMom for Pinnerific Thursday! http://www.coasahmom.com/2012/10/pinnerific-thursday.html

  67. This is so clever! I’ve linked your post on my blog today, in “A Not-So-Spendy Halloween,” so that others can enjoy your creativity too. Thanks for sharing this good idea.

  68. debbie says:

    I love it. I am inspired for Xmas too but can’t use skulls for that…
    I love the screen door. Like clothesline, they are finally becoming acceptable again! Great site

  69. Pam says:

    The Dollar Tree has black glittery skulls right now,, I just saw them this morning and now I need to go back for some =) I truely love this idea. Thank you, Pam

  70. Liss says:

    Love! Enjoyed reading your tutorial blog on making the wreath! Planning an adult happy hours this year and going to adorn my door with this master piece!

  71. Amanda says:

    Love it! How did you come to the conclusion of the styrofoam being free? Where did you it free?

    Thanks!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Amanda – Most furniture stores, etc. get things with styrofoam packing. Just go in and ask for it or go out back to where their garbage bin is! ~ karen

  72. Cindy Casique says:

    I totally love this wreath! I am in the midst of moving, so I will be making it soon to show on my door next year. I can’t wait to check the dollar stores. Thanks again for sharing.

  73. Betty says:

    This is really most excellent. It looks like a Victorian opera prop. You really have a gift and an eye.
    You should consider set design!
    Betty

  74. Gail Strebel says:

    Where on Earth did you find boas for $2!? I have scoured the planet and the cheapest ones I can find are at Walmart for $7. Boooooooo! :(

  75. Marlene says:

    You are a hoot!! Love your instructions. And the fact that you can decorate without getting two or three full time jobs is great! Thank you.

  76. HVD says:

    Love this project!

  77. JennyB says:

    Mine didn’t come out quite as dark and cool but I think it still came out cool, thanks for the idea!

  78. Terri Z says:

    I just made this tonight and LOVE it!! I found black boas at The $5 Spot for just $3 each!! Michaels had them for $8. each. I’m sure Hobby Lobby has them as well. I only used 2 and think it was plenty. Cant wait to hang it tomorrow!

    • Karen says:

      That’s great! I made mine 4 years ago and I STILL hang it and love it. And people still comment on it. How many boas you need depends on how thick and lush they are. The ones currently at my dollar store seem to consist of a piece of string with 4 feathers barely hanging off of it, lol. Have fun hanging your wreath and thanks for letting me know you did it! ~ karen

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