This is my corner of the world to make things and post them on the Internet. Whether they are ugly or not. You’re welcome.
I wanted a wicked wreath and I wanted one now. On the cheap.
A friend took me on a gorgeous hike to take in the fall colors. It was perfect weather for stick hunting. I convinced my friend to let me jam all of my sweet sticks into her newly vacuumed car. She was too nice to say anything but I know she cursed me later.
At home, I tied them in an awful looking rectangle.
I used cream yarn leftover from a wedding project (read: FREE). But, it was cream and looked super uncool. I started to get nervous but kept at it.
I had some black spray paint (which I bought five years ago) that I was going to use to touch up my scratched fireplace. Laziness and apathy set in and I never tackled that project. The fireplace is still scratched up and this spray paint is not made for wood. But, it was FREE. So, I used it.
It turned out like so. I kinda liked how the yarn soaked up the snarly paint. It was getting spookier…
A couple more sweeps of the spray paint and it was done. But, it needed more Spooky. I bought some glitter spiders from Walmart, the Hubs help me put on some fake spiderwebs (leftover from last year, ahem, FREE) and I picked up some black wide ribbon from JoAnn Fabric and hung this creepiness up.
Originally, we had it hanging lower (it looked really awesome) but it banged up against the siding and trim and scuffed it up with nice black marks (gah!). So we had to string it up taught to prevent it from moving around much.
What do you think?? Need more pictures? Ok.
Want to know the grand total?
- Sticks: $FREE
- Yarn: $FREE
- Spray paint: $FREE + $HOUSE SCUFFING
- 8 pack of Spiders: $2
- Ribbon: $1.98 +$GRIMACE because I could have used a coupon but forgot it
- Cobwebs: $FREE
Total: $4 , boooyah!
Have you started stocking up on Halloween candy yet? No? Get on that.