Halloween Mesh Wreath Ideas: Scary Fun Door Decor
Oh boy….what’s the next big holiday I look forward to? Halloween! And that means crafts for the spooky season, of which there are many, but this post will focus specifically on some cool looking spooky mesh wreaths.
Methinks I am waaay overdue for a good Halloween craft post; which is ironic because it is my favorite holiday! For one thing it’s a fall occasion and fall is my favorite season.
Two…the opportunity to snag a few chocolate bars (after the last trick-or-treater has dropped by for the evening of course) Three …lots of orange to see, and orange is my FAVORITE color!
I used to decorate a lot for Halloween; there are so many ideas to delve into; I must have covered them all, string lights, the cotton spider web with fake plastic spiders, candle holders and window hangings to name a few. Now it’s time to tackle front door wreaths, and how to make them spookier and more fun than ever with a few supplies!
Materials For Halloween Mesh Wreaths
Last year, for fun, I put together a festive fall wreath using a coat hanger base…that’s one way to do it, but I glued bundles of twigs all around which were easy to build up. To create a wreath using mesh, which will involve some weaving, you’re going to need something more supportive, like one of those sectioned wire wreath bases.
Craft suppliers usually carry them or you can choose from here if you don’t have a store nearby:
The ribbon mesh, you want to choose a great Halloween color scheme, orange, green, gold , purple, and black. Try to combine these for the most interesting look. There are varying widths of ribbon, like one or two inch. You will most likely need more than one roll depending on your design idea of choice.
Craft scissors, glue, and wire will also come in handy. Now for some ideas!
Halloween Deco Mesh Wreath with Ball Ornaments
I was able to scour for some great examples of attractive wreaths that fit the occasion and look unique. I love this one here I found in which the designer interwove the mesh ribbons with cute appropriately themed ornaments.
The mesh is wrapped all around the perimeter of the wreath, and the ornaments could have been slipped under the ribbon, which works great as you won’t need glue (or much of it.)
The wreath top is topped off by a skeleton ornament – spooky! Because he dangles, the skeleton looks best attached to the top of the wreath. What do you think?
Spider Focal Point Halloween Mesh Wreath
Another beauty I found right here; I’ll bet this one took a good bit of work! I LOVE the spider in the middle, and how it was crafted to be the “focal point” of the wreath….a focal point is something that your eyes notice first that stands out, and complements the other parts of the project.
Most of the time with wreaths, the focal point is a big bow strategically placed on the top or bottom in the center.. Spoiler alert – In real life spiders scare the bejeezus out of me, but THIS one I like, never seen one done in cheetah print before!
Notice how a layer of mesh ribbon is wrapped around and another layer was added on top and fluffed out to look more interesting? and the use of ornaments and spooky skeleton adornments – home run. You can do something similar to that; you will need to use a hot glue gun or something like e6000 to attach small objects, try to follow a scattered pattern for interest.
Halloween Decoration Ball Wreath
Finding some different Halloween theme color ball ornaments will help put together a really striking look. There’s a large variety of them as you can see:
You’ll probably need a lot of ornaments to be able to cover the base, and some adhesive as well. The more different colors you use, the more dope it will look! You’ll want to build out the first layer and glue it first, and then after it has dried start with the next layer and keep alternating colors until you get the effect you want.
Well, what do you think…pretty scary, scary good Halloween wreath ideas huh? Happy crafting, and happy Halloween, from all of us at Create with Jennifer. Me, I’m gonna relax and have some Almond Joys or Reeses and curl up with some popcorn and a Stephen King movie – my favorite tradition.
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