Did you see our new Tutu Halloween Wreath on Instagram? Last week, we showed a sneak peak at our creation. Well; the good news is that it is done! And today we are sharing our wreath tutorial with you! Yeah!
It’s September! That means it is time to start thinking about Halloween! Crazy right? But for the list of a crafter or blogger, we always have to be preparing for the holidays months in advanced. Actually, I’m a little slow getting to the game with Halloween Stuff this year. Most people started looking for Halloween crafts in August! But no matter. I’m still before October so I’m going to just go with it.
If you remember our Christmas Wreath tutorial; today’s Halloween Wreath will look a little similar. Because it’s the same method. It is so easy. You can easily get this craft done in an hour or two. Plus you don’t need a lot of crafty skills.
Tutu Halloween Wreath Tutorial
Just like all other crafts you start by gathering your materials. You will need
- 30-50 yards each of Purple, Black, Orange, Lime tulle rolls.
- Glitter Halloween colors ornament balls (found mine at Michaels)
- a 12″ foam wreath
- hot glue
- A spooky or Witch sign of your liking (I found these from Hobby Lobby)
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
To begin, start by cutting your tulle in 15″ strips. I did it color by color. Because I didn’t want to end up with a lot of left over strips like I did with the Christmas Wreath. I did 5 of each color, tied them onto the wreath and then cut more. By the end I ended up actually using
- 25 strips Orange tulle
- 25 strips Purple tulle
- 25 stripes Lime tulle
- 75 stripes Black tulle.
To begin simply take a strip and line the tulle up so both ends are even on either side and do a typical Right over left, left over right knot. Proceed around the entire wreath.
I did black after each color and each section is 5 strips. So tie 5 orange, 5 black, 5 purple, 5 black, 5 lime, 5 black, then 5 orange again. Continue on this until you get all the way around the wreath.
Now you will decide which end you want to be the top. Then you will use the black tulle to create the hook.
Pick the two black sections you want at the top and you will be squeezing one more knot of tulle into each color block. Instead of using a pre-cut strip of tulle, use the tulle still on the spool. Tie the first knot like normal in the first black section leaving a tail long enough to blend with the rest of the tulle in the color block.
Measure how long you want the hook and then tie another strip around the 2nd black color block that is at the top of the wreath. Measure out enough tail to match the rest of the tulle around it and then trim off from the spool. The result is a seamless hook for hanging.
If you end up thinking the hook is too long. That is OK. You can simply untie one end of the hook and shorten it. Re-tie and trim off the excess to match the rest of the tulle on the wreath again.
Now if you want, you can just leave the wreath as it is. It is still fun and colorful and festive. But I like accessories. And crafting is no exception; so I decked mine out. Get your glue gun ready!
Take your wreath and lay it out with the accessories you want to add to it. Before you glue anything down, play around with different layouts. See how everything looks. At first I thought it would be fun to use some glittery flowers on the wreath. So I laid them out.
I ended up not liking them and changing them out for more Halloween colored ornament balls. So that is why it is very important you lay everything out before you begin gluing. To make sure you like how it looks.
Once you have everything laid out and you like it, now you can begin gluing. Take one piece at a time so as not to mess up exactly where you had laid all the other accessories. Put some hot glue on the bottom and replace on the wreath and allow to cool.
Once you have glued all the pieces in place let sit for about an hour while it dries and cools. Then it should be golden to hang!