Halloween and I had a bit of a falling out this year.
I’m not sure why.
Perhaps because my trick-or-treaters are too old for tricks and now stay home with me to hand out treats?
Or maybe it’s because we’re down one treater-hander-outer with my son in college?
Or maybe it’s the front porch. It’s fallen into a state of disrepair that a caulk gun and glue and a can of paint can no longer fix. Seriously, we are one wobbly step and unhinged railing away from a lawsuit.
But whatever the reason for my Halloween rift, my daughter did plead that we not be that house. The bah humbug Halloween house with no decorations.
So I sucked it up and put out some orange lights and terracotta pumpkins and the big fuzzy spider. Nothing worthy of a photo for a blog post though. And I skipped the bats flying across the door. Mostly because it’s been so extra windy that I feared my bats would simple fly away.
I even rummaged through the sale bin at Joann’s for even more ideas. And when I spotted this spider wreath from Martha Stewart I thought it could make a nice addition to the front door (and, no, this is not a sponsored post for Martha. I shelled out my very own hard, cold cash for this craft kit.
I know, I know. It’s a Halloween craft cop-out to use a kit. But again, Halloween and I are not seeing eye to eye. And this spider wreath is me holding out the proverbial olive branch …
How To Make a Spider Wreath (with Martha)
It all comes in a kit. I purchased my on sale and with a 40% off coupon at the craft store.
The wreath form fits together like a puzzle piece. Those little rectangles have a sticky side that holds the form together. Then tie on the spider before the next step.
Pull off the protective sheet covering the stickers. And work one section at a time. Oh, and do you see those little circles on the black sticky side? Those are the targets where you’ll add the tissue paper.
The kit comes with a tool that picks up the pre-cut tissue paper squares one at a time. Give it a little twist around the end of the tool and then stick it on a circle.
Continue twisting and sticking, working one section at a time.
Turns out, the wreath was a bit too small for the front door. Instead it found a spot in the front entry.
Now I need to run out and get some candy for tomorrow …
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