Friday, October 15, 2010

Mummy Wreath Tutorial

Here is the wreath from my front door. I was pretty happy with how it came out and it was easy as pie!
Step 1: Find a wreath. Almost any wreath will work. I worked with a straw wreath but if I were to do it again I would use Styrofoam because they are less expensive and less messy.

Step 2: Cut strips of muslin. I used the cheapest one because I wanted it to fray. I started with some smaller strips that were wider, about 3" wide by about 12" long. I wrapped them around the wreath and tied the ends of the fabric in a knot. I kept going until all of the straw was covered.

Step 3: I cut a whole bunch of thin strips of muslin and tied them to each other to create a long piece of knotted muslin. Once I had about 10 piece tied together I began wrapping it around the wreath. I changed directions several times so that there was not a pattern developing. Keep doing this until you have your desired look.

Step 4: I used a piece of black tulle ribbon to hang the wreath to a hook.

Step 5: I glued plastic spiders randomly on the wreath

Step 6: I used another piece of the black tulle ribbon to tie the "beware" sign. I already had this one but I am sure it would be easy enough to find something similar at the dollar store.

That is it.
I am sure there a lot of variations that can be done on this same theme like adding a crow or larger spiders.
I am sharing this at

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special
freckled laundry

3 comments:

The Autocrat: Haley said...

That is too cute!

Becky said...

Thanks for the great Idea. I think I have all of the materials already I can't wait to get started! Visiting from Freckled Laundry.

freckled laundry said...

That is awesome! My little man's going to be a mummy for Halloween and I'm going to use the left overs to make this for next year. Thank you so much for sharing a tutorial and for linking it up to my very first air your laundry Friday party!