October 29, 2013
I have been known to love a wreath in my day, and more than ever, I feel that Halloween is a very wreath-worthy holiday. Now that my kids are of the Halloween-appreciation age, I’m so into making Halloween crafts (Full disclosure: I used to not be the biggest fan of crafting for this day!).
Like many other pinners on Pinterest, I am obsessed with string art! And I must say, it is so beyond fun to do. It looks hard and tedious but I swear to you it’s not! Scroll down to read how to make this wreath and the super cute and friendly pom-pom spider!
- 14-inch round foam wreath
- Spray paint
- Small black nails
- 3 colors of yarn (including black)
- 4 black pipe cleaners
- 1/2-inch white pom-poms
- Tiny black pom-poms
- Tacky glue
- Spray paint wreath and let it dry.
- Insert 31 nails, evenly spaced, around the circle about 1 every inch.
- Take the darkest yarn and tie it to nail number 1 (abitrarily chosen). Now loop the yarn around nail number 24 then to nail number 2 then to nail 25 until you have made it all the way around.
- Take your next color and tie it onto nail 1 and loop it around nail 25, then 2, then 26, then 3, again until you have made it all the way around.
- Tie your 3rd color to nail 1 and loop it around nail number 26, and so on. You notice that each level of yarn has created a narrower band around your wreath. Tie each yarn off on nail 1, knot, and trim.
- To make the spider, wrap thick black yarn around your hand about 50 times and cut it from the skein.
- Cut an 8-inch piece of yarn, slip the bundle off of your hand, and tie the yarn around the bundle securely.
- Take all four pipe cleaners and slip them under the center tie and pull until they are even on each side.
- Snip through all of the yarn loops, then trim the pom-pom until he is nice and round.
- Glue small black pom-poms to white ones, and glue them in place as eyes. Glue spider to the wreath to cover nail number 1 where you tied off your 3 yarns.