Hi there beautiful friends! Today I’m sharing my new Halloween Wreath that I made using a salvaged cabinet door.
But first you may notice my text is pink! In hopes of promoting breast cancer awareness, today I’m joining Holly Bertone’s campaign to Paint the Blogosphere Pink! As a nurse, I have seen so many lives affected by breast cancer. Early detection is key, ladies!! Something that only takes a minute in the shower each month could save your life!
Now about that wreath…
My Father-in-law was so sweet and saved an old cabinet door that had cool lines to it, thinking I could use it for something.
When I was deciding what to do for our next Get Your DIY On Challenge , “Falling for Fall”, I knew I wanted to make a Halloween wreath, and this little cabinet door immediately came to mind. Here it was before:
Isn’t she lovely? Cue the music…Isn’t she won-der-ful… now I’m dating myself.
I made her a she because…why not? Glittery skirt, pearls and a fashionable fascinator…very ladylike indeed.
To make one, here’s what you’ll need:
You can pretty much see exactly what I used. The only things missing are a pair of scissors and some floral wire. The supplies I purchased came from Michaels.
I tried to strip the seven layers of paint off of the frame a couple of weeks ago, but I didn’t do a very good job. Using it for this wreath solved that problem. I just spray painted it black. (Could’ve saved myself a lot of trouble!)
Then I divided the feather stems in two and hot glued them to the frame:
I spray painted the red roses black as well, and cut the heads off to add to the frame, using hot glue.
Then I added Lady McBones and her accessories and attached the little sign, using hot glue and floral wire. Normally I would have DIYed the sign, but I didn’t think I could top this. (I’m pretty sure it isn’t water proof though, so I would probably not add the little sign unless it was going to be hanging indoors or under a covered porch.)
And made a pretty bow from the striped fabric, and the striped hair clip which was $1.99 at Michaels and adds a little bling. It’s probably the reason I was inspired to make my skeleton a lady skeleton.
I can’t wait to decorate the rest of our outdoor space! Here is our Spooky Outdoor Halloween Tour from last year:
This was super simple to put together and the result is pretty fun, not my normal spooky!
Here’s what my clever co-hosts came up with for this theme:
Mason Jar Luminaries for Halloween by Abby at Just a Girl and Her Blog
PB Knock Off Dollar Store Skull by Krista at The Happy Housie
A Ghostly Halloween Tree by April at House by Hoff
The fun starts this Sunday, October 5th at 7:00pm EST. Come link up any project that has you Falling for Fall or just come by to get inspired!
I can’t wait to see what everyone brings to the party!
See you Sunday!
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Home Stories A to Z Not Just a Housewife Kammy’s Korner The Happy Housie Design Dining and Diapers Liz Marie Blog Funky Junk Interiors Savvy Southern Style Tatertots and Jello DIY Show Off Redoux Interiors Between Naps on the Porch The DIY Dreamer Oh My Creative Little Miss Celebration Just a Girl and Her Blog Sand and Sisal Interior Frugalista House on the Way Addicted 2 DIY I should be Mopping the Floor Miss Mustard Seed