Saturday, February 11, 2012

1 Funeral Wreath

Tutorial looks familiar? A few of my favorite tutorials has made the move from Happy Find and is now residing here. Enjoy!

Spooky fun
Sorry dear friends for being a tad late on this post. This is a crazy week for me. If only I could clone me... oh what amazing things I could get done!
Here is a fun tutorial that you could use any time of the year...
P funeral wreath
A letter funeral wreath. The perfect morbid accessory for any haunted home!
Here's what you will need:
-Styrofoam board (I got mine from Home Depot)
-Everything you see in the photo (minus Mr. Spider)
-Needlenose pliers (not shown)
-Jigsaw (not shown)
Here's how:
First, take your styrofoam board and draw out your letter. The board has a plastic film on both sides, DO NOT peel off. Otherwise you'll be stuck with a TON of styro-boogers everywhere.
Cut out letter using your handy-dandy jigsaw and set aside. You'll still have some styro-boogers from cutting, but nearly as much if you took off the lining.
"Oh hello, Mr. Spider".
Wreath tute 1
 Then take several skewers and cut them into about 1 1/2 inches in length. I cut several at a time. Set aside
Also, cut several pieces of electrical tape (about 3") and set aside.
Wreath tute 2
Now take a skewer and wrap the crepe streamer around the end of the skewer a several times. Make it nice and taught.
Then take a small section or crepe, gather it and pinch it. Repeat this process several times until you get the right thickness of crepe paper around the skewer.
***DO NOT allow the crepe paper to spiral down the stick.***
It should look somethinglike this. Trim the end...
Wreath tute 3
take a piece of tape and wind it tightly around the base of your flower. 
Wreath tute 4
Make sure the tape is tightly secured to both the flower and the stick.
Wreath tute 5
Then open up the flower petals to make it all nice and fluffy.
You got yourself a fancy little flower!
Set it aside and repeat the process.
Wreath tute 6
Doesn't that look fabulous!
You're going to make quite a bit of flowers depending on how big your letter is. My letter measures about 27" in height and it took about 94 flowers total to cover it.
You might wanna have a bag on the side to stash your flowers as you go along.
Once you've made your flowers, set it aside.
Wreath tute 8
Now grab your letter and the duct tape. Wrap the duct tape all around the edge of your letter.
Wreath tute 7
Make sure to cut slits along the curves so that the tape will lay nice and smooth along the edges.
Crafter in training
Oh, hi Stella!
Wreath tute 9
Now that you finished the edges and you have all your flowers done, it's time to join the two.
Take an extra skewer and poke a small hole into the letter where you want your flower to be.
Wreath tute 10
Next, take a flower and with your pliers, grab the base of the flower and push it into the hole. Make sure to push the flower into the styrofaom as far as you can.
It should look like this.
YAY!!! One flower done... a bazillion more to go!
Repeat this process until you have completely covered the entire letter.
Wreath tute 11
Almost there...
Yahoo!!! Finished!
On the mantle
Now that it's all done, time to hang it up, take pictures, blog about it and admire.
Oooo! Ahhhh! How fabulously morbid!
Thanks for stopping by...
now git craftin'!!!

1 comment:

  1. Such a clever idea for Halloween - you could even use these for actual funerals though to add that extra personalisation to go with the traditional wreaths.


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