Halloween Wreath DIY for Under $10!

Hey lovelies! I am so excited to share this wreath with you today. I’m not gonna lie, I feel like I have been working on it f-o-r-e-v-e-r! I started it before I moved, so of course it got shelved for awhile, but now it’s finished and I love how it turned out, I can’t wait until October 1st when I can hang it up for good.
Here’s what you’ll need:


wreath base (I found mine at the dollar store for $1)

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black yarn (Walmart $2.99)
purple yarn (Walmart $2.99)
orange yarn (thrifted .50)
foam balls of various sizes (thrifted $1.50) I know that these can be really pricey to buy if you can’t buy them thrifted, so here is a little tip. If I don’t have foam balls, I take an old magazine, crumple up pages, and make balls myself! In fact, I ran out of the larger balls, so two of the balls on my wreath are homemade, which equals free!
black pipe cleaners (Walmart .50)
-orange paper (had on hand)
hot glue gun (had on hand)
-black marker (had on hand)
1.) Take your wreath base and wrap it with yarn.
2.) Take your foam balls and wrap them in different colors of yarn. I wrapped all my little balls in orange, and split the bigger ones between black and purple. I reserved one small ball to make the black spider.
3.) Hot glue your balls to your wreath. Patience is required for this part of the process. The hot glue will only hold well if you squeeze the balls in place until the glue firms (about 1 1/2 minutes for the big balls). As you group your balls, sometimes you will be gluing them to each other as well as the base.
4.) Take the small ball you have reserved to make your spider. Take four pipe cleaners and cut them in half, then stick four in each side, forming your spiders legs. After legs are in place, wrap ball with black yarn.
5.) Glue your spider into place on your wreath.
6.) To make your “boo” banner, cut out little flags in your craft paper and then add your lettering. I also outlined my flags in black to make them stand out a little bit. Hang over black yarn.
7.) Now hang and enjoy your wreath!
Even though this project is a little time consuming, it doesn’t take much thought, so it is a perfect watch-TV-and-mindlessly-craft type of project.
Happy crafting ladies!

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**If you liked this post, check out a few of these similar DIY crafts from the blog:

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    Crystal Corbi

    Hi!! This is adorable!! Great idea! For someone who crochets I just have to make this! I already have all the yarn on hand. I just wanted to ask if I could sewing the balls on? I’m just thinking in terms of sturdiness… I would think the yarn would fall off sooner or later if I glued them on?

      prettyprovidence

      I made mine last year and it is still good as new, but I’m sure seeing would work great as well! Let me know if you try it!

        Crystal Corbi

        I live in FL and we get a lot of storms. I will definitely let you know how sewing works out.

          prettyprovidence

          Ah! Good luck!!

    Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple

    I love this! The colors your used are amazing!

    Kim

    So cute!

    Shannah @ Just Us Four

    This wreath is too cute. Great job. I wanted to stop by and let you know that you were featured today at Just Us Four. I hope you will stop by and check it out.

    Thanks again for linking up to the Pinworthy Projects Party.

    Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    I’m hosting an It’s Fall Y’all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to share this, and any other Fall projects you have! Hope to see you there :)

    Michelle's Tasty Creations

    Jessica,
    Love this wreath! Super cute. I so want to make one for my front door. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week. Have a great week.
    Michelle

    Jennie Larsen

    SUPER CUTE, and I LOVE the yarn spider that is the perfect touch. Hugs, jen

    Jacque n Matt Knowlton

    Adorable, so creative! Makes me wish we had a covered porch!
    Jacque @theDIYvillage

    Shannon Barefoot

    Super cute wreath and I love the it is budget friendly. Thanks for sharing. I would love if you would share this (and some of your other projects) over at my link party going on right now:

    http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-weekly-creative-1.html.

    Have a nice day!
    Shannon

    Mariel

    That’s so creative and way, way cute for Halloween! I would love to have you come share some of you great ideas over at the link party on ‘Or so she says…’, happening right now. Hope to see you there! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

    Love this! The yarn balls are a fun and different idea. Plus the purple really makes it pop! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Hope to see you back next week! Pinning!

    kim

    Super Cute!

    kim

    Super Cute!

    Vanessa @ See Vanessa Craft

    Sooo cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Do Something Crafty Friday!

    Jess from Coxs Corner

    I love this! It’s so cute!

      Jessica

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad you think so :).

    JENNY K.

    This wreath is so cute! Visiting from 36th Avenue. I just wrapped some foam balls with a nautical mixed yarn to make garland for my sons bedroom. I think it’s so versatile.

      Jessica

      That is exactly why I love it so much! A garland like that sounds adorable though, and I love the nautical theme. So glad you stopped by!

    Tiffany Pergler

    Jess, I love it! As one who knits and crochets, it’s so perfect for the style I like! Thanks! (:
    Foam balls, pipe cleaners, and wreath bases? I’ll find them somewhere…

      Jessica

      Oh you have to make one! It would be totally perfect for your style, and you can use whatever colors you want and leave it up :). You still need to teach me to crochet! I want to learn so bad. I heard the blanket you made for baby Max was to die for.