I have been holed in my basement for days!

Crafting away like a crafting fool!

A Crafting Fool

I am getting ready for my next home sale

A Crafting Fool

This time, I am trying to have more items that are handmade, something that can’t (hopefully) be found in HomeGoods or Christmas Tree Shops (which we just had move into our town).

I have been working by Holiday and I have made it through Halloween and Fall / Thanksgiving. Up next, a little bit of Christmas.

So, I thought I would share with you some of the projects I have been working on.

Above, is a collage of all the Halloween projects and I thought I would highlight one at a time.

Tonight, I begin with the all black wreath.

A Crafting Fool

I wish I could tell you that I have a full blown tutorial for you, but I was so focused on getting things done I passed on detail photos of the process.

However, this one is pretty easy peasy, so no worries!

I started with a basic 14”wreath form and wrapped it in overlapped black ribbon till the whole wreath was covered in black.

Then I wrapped the spider web ribbon evenly spaced around the wreath and then attached at top for the hanger. I used some pins behind the loop to hold it in really strong.


Then I just began layering.

I began with some fabric flowers with sparkly button centers. I used the tutorial from Jones Design Company to make the flowers.

I used black feathers and pieces off black flower picks to get the sparkly leaves and the branch like pieces.

Then I simply added the rat (the purple eyes are made with glitter glue) and the sparkly spider.

A Crafting Fool

See, just like I said, easy peasy!

For the first time in quite a while, I will be sharing with some of the link parties that you can find here as well as The Fall Nesting Party at The Inspired Room.

Thanks so much for reading!

September 16, 2011 — Laura Putnam