I know, I’m a little late, but better late than never, right? Usually, I don’t do a lot (if any) Halloween decorating, but Vincent is three this year and he’s pretty excited about pumpkins and Halloween in general. I was inspired by this Pottery Barn image.
Almost anything Pottery Barn is beautiful, but I really liked the color palette, tons of pumpkins and the wreath. I saw a similar black feather wreath at Michael’s for $14.99, but I didn’t want to spend that much on a once a year item. Instead, I went to Dollar Tree and picked up a simple wreath form. Then, I took a trip to Hobby Lobby and picked up two different types of black feathers; one package of large (about 6 inches or so) feathers and another of smaller, filler feathers.
Once I returned home, I spray painted all sides black using paint I had on hand. After the paint dried, I tied a loop of fishing line around the wreath form. Our front door has trim that prohibits the use of a traditional wreath hook, so I have to hang wreaths using ribbon or string. After attaching the fishing line, I used my handy-dandy hot glue gun to attach the feathers.
I started by placing a few of the filler feathers in to cover the wreath form. Then, I cut the larger feathers into the shape I wanted.
Do you see the difference? I shaped the feather on the left by cutting the top into a nice, rounded shape. Then, I glued my cut feathers over the filler feathers, being sure to cover any of the wreath form. I didn’t bother to cover the very back, because that will be against the door, but I did cover the remaining sides. I did this all the way around, placing the feathers in the same direction until I got to the beginning. Then, I made sure to tuck the feather ends under the first row.
I tapped a small pin into the top center of our door and looped the fishing line around and we were in business.
Here’s what my Halloween wreath cost:
Wreath Form: $1.00
Black spray paint: Leftover from another project, but you can get black paint for $1.00 from Wal Mart
Black feathers: $1.98 (with plenty to spare)
Fishing line: Already had on hand
Glue gun and sticks: Already had
Grand Total: $2.98
Granted, my version isn’t as large as the Pottery Barn version, but I think it adds the same touch. Although, I won’t be painting our door orange any time soon. Keep an eye out for more Halloween decorating ideas soon!