Happy October, PopHorror readers! Can you feel Halloween approaching? I know I can, and I just love Halloween decorations. My family usually starts preparations in the beginning of August. This year, we discovered a large portion of our decorations were damaged beyond repair and not salvageable; it was devastating. I turned to what I do best: inexpensive, DIY and re-purposed crafts. Here are a few DYI Halloween decorations I’d like to share with you to try.
Depending on the style you prefer, the base of your wreath can be twigs, wire, or even foam circles. Nowadays, your local dollar store may have these times in stock. I wanted something that reflects the autumn season, so I chose a rustic, burnt orange piece of felt. First, cut the felt into different sized circles. Then, cut the circle in a spiral starting from the outside-in. Start off thin and let them get wider as you reach the center of your circle.
Now, start rolling the flower from the outside working inward. Try to roll it tightly at first and then loose at the end. You can then apply hot glue to close off the flower and attach it to the wreath. Make as many flowers as you need to fill the desired space. Embellish your wreath with word cut-outs, spiders and webs, if you want. Get creative and explore your options. Consider a specific theme, specific Halloween creature, movie inspirations, colors, etc.