I like to push the boundaries of what’s acceptable as a wreath. I know, I’m a rebel, totally the kid your mom would never want you to hang out with (actually she probably would, I live a pretty boring life). In the past used a Sun Hat and twigs shaped like a star. Last year my Spider Web Halloween Wreath was your typical round grapevine wreath but this year I wanted something different. I also wanted to tie it to my Sanderson Broom Co. Sign that’s hanging next to the front door. Also, I didn’t want to buy anything.
My original plan for this wreath was to use some gnarled grapevine or twigs to match the Witch Brooms that I made for the milk can. But I was having trouble deciding how to put them together without it looking weird or taking a lot of effort.
I was walking through the wooded area next to our house looking for my keys when I saw the old snow fence that was left by the previous owners. I gave one slat a slight wiggle and it pulled loose. It has a lovely patina from sitting in the woods so I decided to bring a few pieces up to the house to make my wreath. A quick walk through the house allowed me to gather up everything else I needed to put this sweet witch hat Halloween wreath together.
- Wooden slats from a snow fence or any thin wooden boards
- Copper tacks
- Fake sunflower*
- Craft/floral wire
- Wire cutters/scissors
- Figure out how big you want your hat. I prefer a fairly narrow V with a longer brim. Cut the wood to size
- Lay out the V and set the brim on top. Nail it together with the copper tacks. Since I used decorative tacks I used more than necessary to keep it together. I put five in the left side (5 is my favorite number, my birthday is 5/5) and four up top. There is only one in the right ride because the flower hides it and the tacks in the other sides kept it from shifting.
- Turn it over and gently tap and points sticking out to the side and into the wood. Add a small nail or another tack to the back side for hanging
- Use the craft wire to attach the sunflower to the hat
- Make a small loop at the end of a length of wire, hook it to the top of your door (I have a permanent nail on the top of my door for wreath-related activities. You could also use a command hook to put it up.
*I have a ton of fake flowers because I always buy them for 90% off at the end of the season. By the way, now is the end of fall at Joann’s and Michael’s