Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Bats Flapping At My Door

The witching hour is nye! Are you ready for little ghosts an goblins to ascend your stoop? I'm mostly ready, all I need is the candy, I don't like to have those delectable little goodies around the house too early or I end up indulging too much.

So! I made a new Halloween wreath for the front door this year, inspired by a combination of something I saw on Pinterest, and the urge to try one of those cool yarn wrapped wreathes. Only thing was that I didn't care to purchase a wreath form from the craft store, those babies are expensive. Instead I attempted, to no avail, to find a pool noodle, alas, I could not find one in mid-October. What to do, what to do? How about a trip to the Home Depot? Success... sort of. More on that later, let's focus on the cute for now!

Batty Halloween Wreath by Lisa Leggett

A harvest moon, a dead tree in the night...

Batty Halloween Wreath by Lisa Leggett

A very large, very sparkly bat!

Batty Halloween Wreath by Lisa Leggett

A bit of hot glue, and shazam, Halloween wreath!

Batty Halloween Wreath by Lisa Leggett

Ok, so there's a bit of a problem here... what I ended up using to form the wreath is pipe insulation. You know, that black, pool noodle looking stuff that you cut to fit and wrap around your hose bibs in winter? Well, the trouble is is that it's a bit flimsier than a pool noodle and after I had the whole form wrapped completely in my yarn, it started creasing at the top because it wasn't strong enough to keep it's circle shape, see how it's a little bit egg shaped at the top? Bummer.

Still, all in all, I'm mostly happy with this wreath, especially where the cost is concerned. I think the total was less than $7, not too shabby. I think eventually I will remake this wreath because I like the concept, but it's just not stable enough for my complete satisfaction. Ah well, you win some, you lose some and I think it's just as important that we show the things we make that aren't quite so perfect so that we can all learn what *not* to do, right?

Have any of you made a Halloween wreath? I'd love to see it if it's online somewhere, just point me to it in the comments.


1 comment:

Beedeebabee said...

You are so inventive!!! I LOVE how your Halloween wreath turned out. You decorated it perfectly!!!