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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Grim Wreather

The Joann's hit Sunday was EPIC, people! And the little slide into Dollar General was wondrous as well.
We'll start with a metal glitter wreath of skulls in acid and black that I've struck up several casual conversations with in the past weeks. I even took it on a little ride around the store once or twice, but in the end, that $15 price tag was a deal breaker.

50% off on clearance? I'll shell out $7.50. And $2 for a 12' spool of ribbon. The feathery stuff was $1 at Dollar General marked as a Feather Boa. Oh, and you need a scrap of wire.
Flip over the wreath and you find that the skulls are attached to the hoop with U shaped arms.
I simply tucked the feather boa behind them.
Take 2 1/2 feet of wire edged ribbon and tie a bow. Now tie an identical one right on top with the ribbon streamers. At this point, it's still one piece of uncut ribbon.
Fold one of the ribbon ends over the center to hide the knots.
Use your scrap of wire to twist the ends of the feather boa together and wire the bow to the frame. Twist the remaining ends of wire into a hanging loop.
10 minutes well spent!
About $9.50 for this little gem.
If that's more than you want to spend, how about cardboard skulls all glittered up by your minions? Then glued to an embroidery hoop?

Here's to never leaving well enough alone!
And to never settling!
Right Sam?



lisbonlioness said...

Boo- ya! Love it!

Unknown said...

I really REALLY like the way this looks! And don'cha just love the dollar store for good Halloween goodies?

Unknown said...

"Good" Halloween goodies... sheesh. I need a thesaurus, and to proofread my comments.

Unknown said...

Oh, I LOVE this!!

Life in Rehab said...

Boo-yah? *giggle-snort*

Thanks Sarah! I had such a crush on those skulls!

Dollar General isn't a true dollar store; it's a very cheap discount store with everything from cleaning products to food to clothes. A lot of it is pretty weird, but it's still a weekly hit for things like this.

Thanks, Chelsea, wait til you see the other one we made!

Michelle L. said...

That is terrifically cute and elegant! How can green and black glitter skulls be elegant? I don't know, but you pulled it off.

Life in Rehab said...

Hey Michelle, Thank you for the compliment! This was so much fun to throw together!

Vonda said...

This is awesome! I love it!

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Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Gorge!! It is very that accent it all!

MJ said...

So cool! You always have such wonderful ideas :)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Ooo! Fabulous! Love the green and purple!

Jen @ said...

Such a fun wreath!!

I shared it on my Tatertots and Jello Fb page and linked to you :)


Carol said...

Well done, Sunny!


Rebecca said...

What a fun combination of colors!

Donene said...

What a fun wreath! Love the feathers!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

That is one heck of an awesome wreath!

The Heaps said...

This is a great wreath! How clever of you to add the makes it!

Ellen said...

I love your wreath. It's sum is definitely better than its already cool parts! I love that 'score' feeling when you find great components at an even better price.

Megan Gunyan said...

Awesome. You took something great and made it spectacular. A little feather and ribbon never hurt anybody. Great job!

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

love it! the purple looks nice on it. Can't believe you got that awesome ribbon for a dollar.

Leslie said...

your ideas are boo-tastic!!!! :)
I love the glitter and feathers! Who says Halloween can't be sparkly and trendy!

Leslie said...

I never would have guessed that wreath was so quick to put together! Very spook-tacular!