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Halloween Wreath


posted: 10/16/12

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An easy Halloween Wreath made from a Dollar Store t’-shirt

I must admit . . . I’m a novice when it comes to holiday decorating. (I blame my mother. When in doubt, blame your mother . . . though that’s probably going to come back to bite me . . . )  Unless it’s Christmas, I’ve just never been real big on decorating for holidays.

In fact, it’s even fair to say that Nathan and I have turned our noses at decorating for holidays. We’ve been holiday snobs, believing that we were too good to decorate for non-Christmas holidays.

It’s only since having Gavin that we have recognized the error of our ways. I mean, how can you turn your nose at a sweet four year old questioning where all of our Halloween decorations are. All of our what . . . . ?

And this is how the Halloween T-shirt Wreath came to be. Little Gavin and his persuasive ways had me admitting the fact that I am underprepared when it comes to decorating for Halloween. So off to the dollar store I went, in search of cheap the perfect Halloween decor. While there, I had a great idea. A wreath! Made out of t-shirts. Huzzah! Halloween is saved!

The dollar store is packed to the brim with t-shirts. Otherwise known as cheap fabric! I grabbed a black t-shirt and hacked it to bits so it could be the backdrop of my wreath. If you aren’t good at cutting terrible like I am, then make a few more cuts into the strips of t-shirt to give it that Halloween-just-been-ripped-to-pieces-by-zombies look.

I pinned the t-shirt pieces into place with stick pins, but you could just as easily hot glue it.

Then I added flowers made from other tshirts. The purple was a tank top that I bought years ago and wore under the misguided idea that it looked good on me . . . I should really find a picture of it . . . the white was left overs from the ghosts for bucket toss, and the orange was another stray tshirt that made it’s way into my cart at the dollar store.

Taking long strips of tshirt and my handy glue gun, I just rolled and glued, rolled and glued. I’m sure you could find instructions online (and wouldn’t it be handy if I gave you some??) but I just kind of went for it. Sorry. I have a firm no photographing while using the hot glue gun policy. I like having feeling in my finger tips.

Then I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the orange BOO! pennants, and glued them to some left over sparkly black felt from Quinn’s witch hat headband. I glued that to ribbon, pinned in place, and hung that bad boy up!

Whew. I can look my four year old in the eye again.

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says

    I love this! Sounds super easy, like maybe I could even do it!

    • Lisa says

      Yes! Even you could do this! Just remember: Hot glue and wine don’t mix. : )

  2. Katie Adams says

    So cute! You did a great job and thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

    • Lisa says


    • Lisa says

      Thank you T’onna!

  3. Jessi @ Practically Functional says

    All our Halloween what? I totally understand! :-) I wouldn’t have decorated at all except I had a really fun window idea.

    Your wreath is totally adorable, and I love that you made it out of a t-shirt! Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

    • Lisa says

      As always, thank you so much for hosting, Jessi!


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