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