Today’s Freaky Friday could have been a Thrifty Thursday post as well since the main part of this project came from the thrift store. Last month I was wandering through OMG Thrift on my lunch break, which has become one of my favorite lunchtime activities, when I noted that they are started putting out Halloween stuff. At first I didn’t think much of it, but then I realized that almost 2 month before Halloween was the PERFECT time to start looking for Halloween decorations. Looking then would give me a jump start on my Halloween projects.
Thank goodness I did as I found this AMAZING brand new wreath for just $1.99! I’d seen this wreath last year in the stores and didn’t buy it. I was hoping to find it the day after Halloween for 50% off, but no such luck… or so I thought. $1.99 is WAY less than 50% off so I really made out on this deal. As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to make a mid-century style wreath like the one I made for Christmas last year.
A trip to the Dollar Tree in the same shopping plaza as OMG Thrift got me set up with exactly what I needed for this project. I picked up some plastic ornaments, a big spider, battery powered lights, and some sparkly orange ribbon. For just $7 I had everything I needed for a freaky new Halloween wreath.
I pulled out my trusty glue gun and started putting the wreath together. The hardest part of projects like these is actually pulling the trigger and gluing things down. I tried to lay things out a little bit, but one things started rolling around I knew that wasn’t going to work out – I was just going to have to go for it.
One of the best things about the plastic ornaments it that you can pull the hangers off and cut off the little post. This worked out great with the ornaments that had the spider webs on them because it meant I could glue them down and have the spider web showing, but not worry about the post. On some of the solid ones I left the posts on to help with gluing them to the wreath. Since the wreath wasn’t solid I needed all the help I could get getting things to stay put.
Once everything was on the wreath I put on the little set of lights. My bestie told me it needed something to brighten it up a bit, so I ended up adding a sparkly orange bow at the last minute. I think it was exactly the punch that it needed.
I’ve been on a wreath kick lately and it was so fun being able to put this one together for just $7. It definitely makes me feel a bit better about making wreaths for every season! So if you are like me and enjoy decorating for all the seasons, make sure to keep an eye out at your local thrift stores for things you can spruce up for your home.