Thursday, September 9, 2010

Halloween Spider Wreath

I know it's a little early BUT i couldn't WAIT to get the babies sleeping to work on this wreath. I wish I could say the idea was mine but credit goes to a beautiful wreath I saw at themostawesomestoreintheworld Home Goods. It was much more glamorous than mine. It had beautiful voluminous orange feathers. It was also a ton more expensive. I don't remember how much it cost but I saw it and loved it and thought.... hmm... I think I could pull that off. I saw it a few weeks ago and since have been thinking how could I replicate this... Orange feathers - what could I use for orange feathers. I was going to buy a bunch of dusters with feathers and spray paint them orange but that seemed ridiculous after a while. Today I came up with a better solution!

I was in the dollar store to buy my little man some dinosaur toys since he's been obsessed with playing with these at the library. I came across kids' bath sponges - in ORANGE and a lightbulb went off. I proceeded to pickup as many as possible and then skip to the wreath section to pick myself up a little project! :)

I also got these cute spiders. See where I'm going with this?
Here are the bath sponges
I separated the fish from the orange poofy sponge part
And here we go! Just hot glued a bit to the wooden wreath
I started wrapping getting nervous if I would have enough orange poofiness to cover the wooden part...
Not too bad. The pic doesn't show it but I made it loose with as much volume as possible
Oh I also got ONE green fish sponge for my little man (20 months old) since he yelled "GEEN!" I wish he knew how to say orange because I sure could have used just onnnneeee more orange sponge for extra poof 

go go go
almost done
Orange poofy goodness
Now what the heck am I going to do with these bath fishies that lost their home. Sea themed birthday party anyone?
By this point I was giddy - so happy this worked and the wood is covered and now time to kiss the bride stick on my spiders!! muahahaha
It's no fancy expensive home goods wreath but it's mine a la Dollar store and i love it! :) Don't u love it :)

Is it too early to put this up or do I need to wait til October 1??

I'm Linking up here!

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  1. The last pic is not my big hairy arm - it's the HUBS'. I made him hold it so i can take my crappy cell phone pic. Sorry guys :/

  2. lol I didn't even notice the hairy arm! Cute wreath! Followed your link over from Fab Friday. Drop by Atticmag and leave a comment for your chance to win Roxy bedding for Giveaway Friday.


  3. oooohhhhhh i LOVE this, candy! i'm so going to copy this and do it with the kids. they're going to love it...i'll tell them they can thank candy aunty for all the fun!

  4. this is SO cool! come on over and link up to MMM :)

  5. i LOVE this...I am featuring it next week :)thank you for linking up to MMM!

  6. yay meeta! take pics and send to me :)

    CRAFT - thank u so much! thats so sweet of u :) i love it!

  7. SO very clever & I'm sure you'll find a use for the left over critters.

    I love your blog and I have to tell you I LOVE your wedding day photoo! Just stunning- you made a beautiful bride. =)