This monochromatic, classic black and white wreath is a subtle nod to everything dark and creepy for your Halloween guests!
I cannot think of a creepier, more macabre author. Edgar Allen Poe instills a sense of dread and longing that fits my love of Halloween. The opening stanza of “The Raven” begins with a knocking at the door. Seems fitting that I’m sharing my Halloween wreath with you today!
“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door—
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”
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Materials needed to make your own Halloween Wreath
I began this little beauty with some leftover fabric from my Dad’s 60th birthday party.
I cut the fabric into 2 inch strips and began hot gluing the ribbon to the foam wreath form. Hot glue the end of the fabric to the back of your foam wreath form. Wrap the fabric strip around the wreath until you run out of fabric. Hot glue the end in place. Beginning where the last strip finished, add the next piece of fabric and follow the same guidelines. Repeat this process until the entire wreath form is covered.
Once it was altogether, I popped all the silk flowers off their stems. The stupid things would not stay in place to SAVE MY LIFE. I ended up taking a steak knife, piercing through the fabric and putting hot glue in the new hold to add the flowers. (That way the little nubbins of the flower had somewhere to lay flat.)
I added some embellishment with the feathers, berries and raven to give it a little more dimension. You can add whatever you think will look best. I am swooning over how it looks against my gray door!
I love how vintage and classy my Halloween wreath looks! But if you know the poem, it’s also kind of creepy.