Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween Wreath

I made this Halloween wreath yesterday evening. It is made from the dregs that I found at the new Michael's store here in town. It used to be conveniently close to our house, and we used to bop over there frequently, now it's about two miles away. Anyhow, I stopped by Monday to check it out, and there was very little Halloween stuff left. Plenty of Thanksgiving and Christmas, but almost no Halloween. I wanted some more birds for my dining room display. Seems like just two weeks ago the place looked like a cheap remake of the Birds, but I couldn't find a single crow! Drat!
In all fairness, the new store is much nicer; well lit, well organized, bright and clean. I'm sure I'll come to like it, but it really bugs me that I have to shop for every holiday two months in advance.
So I ended up with a black wreath, some black leaf garland, and three styrofoam skulls. I found the bones font online, printed out the little ovals, and glued them to a ribbon. Then I nestled the banner in the foliage, and that was it.


Happy Halloween from here Amongst The Oaks.

8 comments:

Gypsy aka Tam said...

I love your wreath and your Dining Room decor. It's spooky/creepy and elegant.
Have a wonderful day,
Tam

Beverly said...

Laura, I am so enjoying Halloween through your eyes. Just don't be giving me any eyeballs. ;-)

dana said...

You are a Halloween Decorating Queen! Our nearest Michaels is several miles away---it's a good thing because I can really spend a lot of money when I go there. I hadn't seen the black leaves before--a goooooooooul touch! Dana

Pippajo said...

How delicious. I love seeing all your Halloween decorations! Makes me all the more eager to see what you'll pull out for Christmas!

How very creative of you!

Amongst The Oaks said...

Thanks everyone for the compliments. Don't hold your breath for my Christmas decorations, I think I like Halloween better. And I get "help" with Christmas and we all know what that means....

Neabear said...

I think you did great with the limited supplies you had! Our closest Michael's is not easy to get to so I don't go often. I have to be looking for something I need when I go. I do wish I had craft stores closer to where I live though.

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

What a cool wreath. Your front door is amazing!

Kat said...

FUN FUN FUN!! Do you get many trick or treaters? I would think you would attract bus loads.
The wreath looks spectcular against that red background.