25 October 2011

2011 Halloween Door Wreath

by Veronica

I don't have a pretty front door. Some people do. I'm not one of them. It's gray, drab - blech. A great way to add some flair to an otherwise boring front door is to add a wreath - and they're not just for Christmas anymore!

I went to my local craft store and found a 24" grapevine wreath for $7.99. After pairing it with my handy 40% off coupon, I walked out as the new owner of a wreath for just $4.79 + tax! I knew that the brown color wasn't going to give the effect I was looking for, so when I got home, I laid some newspaper down in the garage and gave the wreath a good coat of black gloss spray paint. It doesn't have to be perfect!

Once it was dry, I brought the wreath up to my Creative Studio to start adding the accents. I have a tendency to go a bit overboard with accents, so I tried my very best to keep it simple and classy. I added some black maribou feathers, purple craft feathers and black and purple roses to start. Then I popped in a couple purple glitter balls (read more on that here) and wrapped the wreath in a fun polka dot wired ribbon.

The sign was a great find at Michael's! It was clearance for $1.99 - so I picked up two (you can see how I used my other sign in my Outdoor Decor). It was originally hung vertically, so I used my Crop-a-Dile to punch two new holes to hang it horizontally (I LOVE my Crop-a-Dile! It will punch a hole through almost anything!). I used Sharpie Poster Paint Markers in white and purple to write our name and border the sign. Believe me - my handwriting is NOT that good! I printed out our name in a font I like on my computer, cut it out, traced it onto the sign with pencil, and then filled it in using the markers. It was not a quick process, but I really love the way it turned out! In one day, I brought my front door from drab to FAB!

Stop by tomorrow for some inexpensive indoor Halloween decorating ideas!


  1. Your wreath is so pretty! Great job.

  2. Love the purple Veronica-makes for a very classy wreath!!!
    Puppy Hugs!

  3. Your wreath could not be any more PERFECT!! GREAT job!
    Big HUGE hugs,


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