Welcome back! Today I have a non-paper craft. Hooray! I really haven’t been able to do much beyond cards this year…and with the remaining month I am going to attempt to squeeze in a few more non-card projects. I needed a new wreath for my front door, and when I was at Michaels recently, I fell in love with these Nightmare Before Christmas-like swirly stems. I just had to have them, and a wreath was a good place to use them, I thought.
How cool are those spirals? They are squishy and totally pose-able. I also found some great black leaves with purple glitter, brown glitter spiky things, and some feathered stems with black glittered spheres. I also found a great styrofoam skull. I chopped off the back of it so it laid on the wreath better.
For my stamped piece, I had a little wood tombstone that I painted with shades of gray, then I stamped one of Andy Skinner’s Industrial stamps (I used Scratch), and then a couple of Inkadinkado stamps and I heat embossed them.
Then I simply tucked it in by the skull for a finishing touch. Ta-da! I completed wreath. Brings me back to my days as a floral designer. I did that for a number of years. Anywho….
That’s it for me today. Please be sure to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. Thanks for stopping by. Have a spooktacular day!
Fab project – love your wreath x
Fab project love your wreath x
Tina henderson says
fantastic project and love all the texture x
Absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous details. Love those tendrils! xxD
Sari / Granne says
Brilliant decoration, so full of fab details.
Pam Hornschu says
This is spooktacular, Alison!
Sarah Bales Strom says
Love the wreath! It is both spooky and elegant.
Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen says
Oooooo LOVE IT!!! I was in Michaels the other day and didn't see those swirls, lucky you to find them!!!!
Mary Holshouser says
the spirals almost look like rams horns.
I'd love to have that for my front door.
thanks for sharing.
Cool wreath, love it!
Nan Bourdeu says
Wonderful wreath..love those spirals too…easy to see how they inspired you xx
Susan Renshaw says
Love your wreath – never made one for Halloween – maybe that should be my next project….
Susan Salyer says
How beautiful..love the swirls too..awesome job making this…trick or treaters will love it.
Lyneen J says
WAHT A FANTABULOUS WREATH… I would love to hang this on my door!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Rebecca pettit says
I swooned over all of the things at Michales too. Love the make darling
Kat Coppleman says
This is gorgeous Alison!! I love it!
I worked at a flower shop too!!! I only did floral design on the heavy days though. I love your wreath!!! Those spirals are badass!!! I miss you too!!!! Loving your work!!!!
L J Dogsmom says
Only the bravest souls will knock on your door.