SCARY MEETS CHIC

This book-page skull wreath from Kris­ten Swain at Cre­ative Me, In­spired You is the per­fect com­bi­na­tion of scary and chic.

Country Sampler Autumn Decorating SIP 2018 - - Inside - DE­SIGNED AND PHO­TOGRAPHED BY KRIS­TEN SWAIN OF CREATIVEMEINSPIREDYOU.COM.

STEP 1 Start your wreath by cut­ting a 12" cir­cle of card­board.

STEP 2 Roll book pages into cone shapes and sta­ple them at the end. Dip the end of each cone in black acrylic paint thinned down with wa­ter. Let dry on a spare piece of card­board.

STEP 3 Hot glue the cones around the out­side edge of the card­board cir­cle, start­ing with small groups across from each other. Con­tinue adding more cones un­til the out­side edge of the card­board is cov­ered. Glue down a sec­ond layer of cones closer to the cen­ter of the cir­cle. Make sure the ends of the pre­vi­ous later are still vis­i­ble.

STEP 4 Hot glue a clump of spi­der web­bing to the cen­ter of the cir­cle. When the glue is set, stretch the web­bing over the front of the wreath and hot glue the ends in back. Add plas­tic spi­ders ran­domly around the wreath.

STEP 5 Cut 8" and 6½" cir­cles from black card stock us­ing dec­o­ra­tive-edge scis­sors. Crum­ple the cir­cles and then smooth out. Use hot glue to ad­here them in the cen­ter of the wreath. Glue a skull cutout atop the smaller cir­cle.

STEP 6 At­tach a looped twist tie on the back of the wreath with hot glue to use as a hanger.

STORE ITAf­ter the sea­son, stow your wreath in a plas­tic wreath box to keep the pa­per in­tact.

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