I think you know by now how much I love an easy craft. As in, can I make it in an hour or less? That’s one reason why duct tape crafts have become a favorite of mine. It all started with my Tie-Dye Duct Tape Wreaths this past summer. When I saw the Halloween duct tape, my wheels started to turn. Remember the Duct Tape Halloween Topiaries from a few weeks ago? Today, I’m sharing my Halloween Duct Tape Wreath.
I love purple for Halloween, and the goofy spider print really sold me. (We decorate a lot with Halloween spiders at my house). When I saw the equally goofy, glittered spiders and spider web ribbon at Michaels, I had all the inspiration I needed. If you don’t yet have your Halloween wreath, this is one you should definitely try.
(After you make your wreath, you’re going to have narrow strips of duct tape leftover. Don’t throw these out – wrap them around balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam to create Duct Tape Deco Spheres. You get two projects out of one – ya gotta love that! )
To make a Halloween Duct Tape Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” wreath
- Duct tape, one roll in your favorite Halloween pattern (mine was Duck Brand from Manco)
- Glittered spiders (I used a large black spider, and two purple and two black smaller spiders)
- Straight pins
- Spider webbing
- Spider web ribbon
- Low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
- Tools needed: Scissors; wire knippers
To make a Halloween Duct Tape Wreath:
1. Tear off a 36” or so length of duct tape. Then, you need to tear this strip into two strips, with one strip measuring 1- 1/8” – 1-1/4” wide. (Precision is not necessary, you’ll find the duct tape very forgiving.) Be careful your two strips don’t tangle, and carefully put aside the narrow strip for a future use (like the Duct Tape Deco Spheres).
2. Pin the wider duct tape strip to the back of the wreath and wrap the strip round & round the wreath, slightly overlapping with each pass. Pin the other end of the strip to the back of the wreath, and trim any extra tape. Repeat, wrapping the wreath with strips of duct tape till it’s covered.
3. Loop a 14” length of ribbon through the wreath, and knot the ends together.
4. Stretch a small amount of spider webbing across the wreath, pinning and spot gluing to hold it in place. (At first, I thought I would use Creepy Cloth, a gray, open weave fabric that’s great for Halloween decorating. But there wasn’t enough contrast, so I put it aside in favor of the spider webbing.)
5. Carefully remove the wire clips from the spiders (yours might not have these). Glue the spiders to the wreath and the webbing.
6. Hang and enjoy.
Here’s another easy Halloween wreath idea – my Creepy Crawlie Halloween Wreath from last year. You’ll see that I used Creepy Cloth on this easy wreath (I purchased the Creepy Cloth and the colorful, creepy crawlie critters at a dollar store).
Speaking of creepy critters, arachnophobia sufferers, beware! This time of year, my house is overrun with a lot of ginormous, hairy arachnids, like this one. How do you decorate your house? Do you have a theme? Do you go all out? Or do you have a collection of eclectic favorites you’ve gathered through the years?
Happy crafting! Sharon