Decorations, Halloween, Holidays, Home Decor, Wreaths

Halloween Wreaths

Wreaths are so much fun. They can be whimsical, elegant, dramatic, monotone, colorful, round or square. So many varieties and no two alike…much like a snowflake.

I’ve curated a few Halloween wreaths from my Pinterest board. Enjoy!

I love bats! People who know me would be surprised because I’m not a fan of flying things, but I just think bats are cool and are a staple in my Halloween designs even though I don’t think they are scary…unless they are flying at my face. Lol. Anyway, this design is from HGTV.com.

I can’t express how perfect this next wreath is. First of all…they used a picture frame…hello brilliant. Painted a bright orange it will stand out against pretty much any door color. Then use a twig or branch (gee I may have a few of those) and then attach a scary looking crow. This wreath can be used right through Thanksgiving since crows are just one of the many symbols of fall. I think I need to make this one for myself. Click here to visit 4onemore.com.

This next crow inspired wreath is from Creative.Craft.Love. I love that she named it the Nevermore Wreath. Using a fabric that is black and white but not Halloween themed makes this more hauntingly beautiful than garishly screaming Halloween. It also highlights the flowers and raven better instead of competing.

This next one is so elegant looking. When I was first reading the instructions on how to make it I was a little surprised that they had spray painted the flowers because you can buy black flowers. But then I thought…brilliant! By spray painting you can use any type of flowers you want and you can do this anytime during the year. Plus I like the little bit of color that pops through…giving a little depth. I really like the fluffy yarn used to cover the wreath frame. It gives the piece texture and a plushness. If you look at the36avenue.com you’ll see a version without the skull. I like them both equally.

When I do posts like this I always like to add something that I’ve done myself…but I really don’t have a good Halloween wreath that I’ve done. So I posted a piece Hall I did for our office. I used a metal tray (I think it’s used in incubators for baby chicks) I’ve had in the office for years with the intent of using it for plants or something…I used it to hold this ensemble of fall goodness. It will be easy to take the Halloween out and keep it right through Thanksgiving.

P.S. I put a fall wreath that I made at the end of the blog to make up for not having a Halloween wreath.

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Halloween Time!

I have to say, I love the fall and nothing kicks off the season like decorating for Halloween 🎃 👻. This past weekend that’s exactly what I did and now I’m just going to enjoy the season.

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite decorations.

This guy I’m so wrapped up in. He’s new to the house and he’s already crate trained. Lol! I think he needs a name…any suggestions?

On top of the “mantel”…ok TV cabinet…is a haunted landscape. I love that Dad can get us manzanita branches.

So I actually saw this idea in a grocery store display but I happened to have this cute-as-sin vase and an air plant so I made it myself. So freakin’ cute!

When you don’t have enough storage space for the projects you are working on, then you use them as decor. I just simply gathered all my faux fall flowers and foliage together and placed them in this wooden vase. To make it Halloween-ish I added the flight of bats. After Halloween I’ll just take the bats out and I’ll have a lovely fall arrangement.

As I’m getting prepared for my upcoming classes I’ve collected a few trick-or-treat jack-o-lanterns (wow that was a lot of hyphens). So I made this totem of pumpkins. Not the greatest of designs but ya gotta do what ya gotta do when space is limited. You can take them off my hands by taking my Halloween Design class! Click above on the class schedule link to sign up!

Hope you enjoyed seeing a few of my decorations and are now inspired to get your Halloween on. Share pictures of your designs with me, please. I love seeing them.

Reminders:

October 27 Classes – I’m holding two classes on the 27th. The morning class is using fresh flowers in the jack-o-lantern buckets (shown above) in a fun and spooktacular design. The afternoon class is a beautiful sugar pine cone with a festive fall ribbon design with a few embellishments and then we do it all over again in a Christmas design. One pine cone, two designs.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Orders – get your orders for your Thanksgiving centerpieces by Saturday, November 16. I look forward to being a part of your holiday festivities.

Holiday Subscription Services – Fresh seasonal flowers help keep a festive feel to your home. Sign up for my November or December Monthly Subscription Service. Each consist of one bouquet a week leading up to the week of the holiday, that week will be a centerpiece style design perfect for your holiday table or bring a design as a hostess gift. Sign up for both months and you’ll get an extra New Years bouquet for half the price. Delivery fees included within Sonoma County.

Faux Get Me Nots – looking for something to last the whole season? Take a look at my line of faux designs to find that perfect fit for your holiday decor. They make great gifts too. Keep checking back frequently as I’ll be adding more items in the weeks to come.

If you have any questions or would like something specific, please contact me via email at marmaladeskyfloral@gmail.com.

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