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Sunday, October 10, 2010

How to Spookify a Spring Wreath

I wanted to make a new Halloween wreath this year. But I didn't want to spend any money. That meant I had to make one from stuff I already had.

Remember this wreath I made in the spring from split peas? Well it had gotten pretty faded out. I thought this would make the perfect Halloween wreath. But not looking this way. It needed a makeover.

So I pulled off the daisy flower & pulled off the green ribbon.

I spray painted the entire wreath with black paint that I already had on hand.

I then made a paper fan or what ever you call it from some scrap paper I had on hand.

Then I spray painted the lid off an orange juice can. Printed out a cat graphic I stole off the Internet.

Hot glued it all together.
Tied it to my white frame with some spider Halloween ribbon I picked up at Dollar Tree. And that is how you makeover a wreath for Halloween for free (or almost free).

I'm really enjoying decorating for Halloween without getting out my old crap and not spending much money.

Linking to:

Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello

Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest

Hookin' Up with HOH @ House of Hepworths

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch


  1. I love it, you did an awesome job! Mary :O)

  2. Your decorations are ADORABLE!! Love the wreath-in-a-frame!! :)


  3. Hi Kim,
    Great job on the wreath. I love the medallion that you made for it. It's the perfect touch! It looks great with all of your Halloween decorations.
    Have a wonderful week.

  4. I really love how you do Halloween. That wreath is just fantastic!

  5. I love looking on my dashboard and seeing a new post from you. You are so creative. A lot of people who are into frugal stuff make things that! All the crafts you have made look great and storebought.

    You are a huge inspiration to me. You do great work!

    Take Care!

  6. Very clever make over! I like it better in it's new incarnation!!

  7. This is really cute, Kim. It looks especially nice in your white frame. How smart to paint over the faded peas.

  8. That is awesome! I love re-using things I already have. I think this spring I'll make a split-pea wreath just so I can re-cycle it next year for a black Halloween wreath! The fan and cat are precious too. Happy Fall ya'll from Houston, TX.

  9. Thank you for your sweet comment about renaming my blog - thank you much - its definitely a process, much like running in mud! LOL!

  10. YOu make me so mad!!! Why didn't I get a creative bone in my body??? Ugh, you make it all look so easy... and makes me feel lame. I love you anyway!! Ha ha hah

  11. That looks wonderful! I love it on that vintage white wreath!! I also like your cloche. I have been clochless forever and I just figured out how to make one! Your so smart.

  12. Hi Girlfriend...

    Ohhh...I remember your pretty split pea wreath that you made last spring! I loved it! Of course, it looks fab all decked out for halloween as well! your split peas are little black beans!!! Girl, you're so creative...where do you come up with all these great crafting ideas anyway? Well my friend, I love your newly refurbished halloween wreath! The decorative medallion is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing this with us...awesome!!!

    So glad that you stopped by for a visit yesterday, my friend! I always enjoy your sweet notes...thank you, Kim!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  13. Kim, I'd hadn't seen this post, so I scrolled on down while visiting today's post. You have been busy again. It's fun to see all your creative projects. ~ sarah