Friday, September 9, 2011

Lace Spider Web Wreath

I have not been in the mood to decorate for Fall yet at all.   But yesterday I picked up a copy of Women's Day Halloween Celebrations hoping for some inspiration.  I found a bunch of great ideas inside but these lace spider webs really got me thinking...
Source: Women's Day Halloween Celebrations
I decided to take the project one step further and connect a series of the lace spider webs together to form a Halloween wreath.  I even happened to have several embroidery hoops on hand.  Perfect!
After my son hopped on the school bus my little one and I set out to find a few lace tablecloths at the thrift store and Halloween embellishments at Dollar Tree.  During nap time I was able to put the whole wreath together.

I laid out the small embroidery rings on a larger hoop to figure out how to configure the wreath.
Then I sprayed the outer rings with a shot of semi-gloss black spray paint.  (I also sprayed the larger hoop white.)
While the paint was drying I cut out interesting pieces of the lace to form the webs.
When the paint was dry I put the embroidery hoops back together with the lace and trimmed the excess from the back.  Then I used my glue gun to attach the small hoops to the larger one and added my spiders and crow.


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  1. Oh my goodness, I super heart love it!

  2. I saw this wreath featured on TT&J and had to come check it out. This turned out awesome!!! So clever. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. This is so amazingly simple when you break it down, but you rocked it! I adore this. Very clever and beautiful.

  4. These are so cool. I am over from your link at CRAFT.

  5. I love this! So fun and unique!!! We FEATURED it today from the Fancy This Fridays link up! Hope you'll check it out and grab a featured button!

  6. I saw this on Craftzine & had to tell you how awesome I thought it looks. What a great idea!

  7. So cute! I picked up a few of the Halloween mags including the always fascinating Martha... need to up the Halloween ante for the kids this year!!

  8. This is fabulous! These embroidery hoops are really cool to do all kinds of crafts with.

    Also... you hostess gift idea for a beach house is included in this weekend's Coastal Mix here -thanks for the inspiration!!

  9. I saw this wreath featured somewhere and thought it was awesome!! So cool!! Great job!!

  10. I am going to have to do this - so cute and clever!

  11. Hey! Thank you so much for the awesome inspiration, I used your project and took my own spin on it, posted yesterday. Love your blog (especially the name)

  12. such a pretty idea. i really like it!

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    doro K.


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