Halloween is Friday. Let that sink in. How’s you’re decorating going? If you’ve got 10 minutes, 3 dollars and a roll of twine take note because I’m about to hook you up with a SUPER easy and fast Halloween banner.
When I was little we used to watch the 13 days of Halloween on the Disney channel. Back when it was all creepy old cartoons and not happy family made-for-TV movies. I loved the evil witch with the poison apples so this year I decided to make a DIY poison apple of my very own. They aren’t actually poison (or even apples) so they are much safer to keep around.
I went to a college with a large collection of natural specimens. My comparative anatomy lab even had a mounted lion from a local zoo! The lion wasn’t creepy but the old jars filled with mystery fluid and the drawers of stuffed birds and pinned insects had a touch of full body shudder. I was going for that slightly creepy vibe with this project.
I fell in love with the “Cast A Spell” wreath from Grandin Road, it’s gorgeous; it’s got beautiful ribbons, gourds and amazing details. It’s also $359. Yeah, choked on my coffee when I saw that.
I didn’t need a new wreath because I already made my simple Witch Hat Halloween Wreath. But my sister is always after me to “make things” for her. I really wanted to make this wreath so I figured why not, I could always blog about it. My sister is basically my polar opposite. I like rustic, burlap and natural colors. She likes SHINY, glitter and neon. So with that in mind I set out to make this wreath for her.