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Halloween Wreath with Mummy Hands, Skull Nest & Top Hat

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New 2016 Halloween wreath tutorial using a black glitter top hat, skull bird nest and mummy hands.

Supplies

XX751108 24″ Gold Pencil Wreath

RE1058CC 21″ Black Gold Turquoise Stripe Mesh

XC9782 9″ Black Glitter Top Hat

HH7272 Haunted Mummy Hand (2) (Sold out but we do have a Skeleton Hand coming in soon H3609316 by RAZ)

AAF645 Bird Nest with Skulls & Eggs (Sorry, the nest is sold out, no more coming in)

RH00914E 2.5″ Black Gold Skeleton Ribbon

RM9768A2 4″ Turquoise Metallic Ribbon

XY652536 4″ Cut Foil Turquoise Ball (3) Sold Out but 3″ may be available

Please note that this tutorial will be left up even after some or all the supplies we used are sold out since the basic instructions can be followed and other items substituted.

Tutorial Summary

Use the pouf technique to attach 21″ mesh to the 24″ pencil wreath. xx751108-gold-pencil-wreath

Poufs should measure approximately 14″¬† Attach the mesh to a twist leaving about a 3″ tail (this tail can be secured to one of the metal rings with a zip tie to keep it from slipping out)

Measure 14″, grasp the mesh and secure in the next twist, giving the twist a couple of turns. We started on the outer ring.

Continue working around the wreath. When you get back to your starting point (where the first pouf was secured, open that twist making sure the first pouf stays in place and secure the last pouf there. re1058cc-black-gold-turquoise-stripe

Move up to the inner ring by pulling the mesh snug from the last pouf, secure in the closest twist and continue making your 14″ poufs around the center ring. End off the last pouf using the same method as on the outer ring.

Once the last pouf has been secured, cut the mesh from the roll leaving about¬† 4-5″ tail. You should have anywhere from 1.5 – 2.5 yards left over. Secure the 4-5″ tail to the work wreath frame with another zip tie.

XC9782-black-glitter-top-hat-9-inch-trendytreeDecorate the cardboard glitter hat by layering the 2.5″ gold skeleton ribbon on top of the 4″ metallic turquoise ribbon. RM9768A2-turquoise-metallic-ribbon-trendy-tree-frozen-theme

You can hot glue these two items together and hot glue to the hat also, or you can just layer the ribbon and tie in a knot on the back. RH00914E-black-gold-skeleton-2.5-inch-trendytree

We attached the hat directly to the outer ring of the work wreath with the ribbon.

If you decide to hot glue the ribbon on to the hat, you will need to punch a hole or two in the hat and secure to the work wreath frame with chenille stems or zip ties.

Attach the mummy hands directly to the work wreath frame using chenille stems or floral wire.HH7272-mummy-hand-trendy-tree

AAF645-birdnest-skull-eggsBird nest was positioned in the hands and secured with chenille stems or floral wire to the work wreath frame.

Two large bows were made using individual 30″ strips. The bow technique used was based on a funky or whimsical bow technique by Julie at Southern Charm Wreaths. Julie also has a great ebook “Learn Deco Mesh Wreath Design” which is a tremendous help for beginners and experienced wreath makers also)) The bow technique can be found on her Blog.

Three 4″ turquoise cut foil balls were attached just using chenille stems and securing to the work wreath frame. They could also be hot glued on if desired. XY652536-turquoise-cut-foil-glitter-ball-ornament-4-inch-trendy-tree

Thread a chenille stem through the string hanger and just wind the ball around the chenille stem until the chenille stem is snug to the ball. Secure to the frame.

The overall width of the wreath was about 29″ or so. Be sure to check the back of your wreath for any sharp edges from zip ties or chenille stems that might scratch your wall. Turn sharp edges to the inside or cover with tape if needed.

You can make a hanger for your wreath using a couple of zip ties.

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14 Responses to “Halloween Wreath with Mummy Hands, Skull Nest & Top Hat”

  1. JeanniePence says:

    Good question))) Sometimes we do, but for the most part we really don’t have the time it takes to keep up with just listing one product, have it lay around waiting to be sold and then package it for shipping. It’s easier to just break the items down unless we want to use one on our own door or for one of the family members. But occasionally we do have some that are simple to pack and they would be listed under “Wreath Samples” Right now we don’t have anything on the page, but sometimes I wander around the shop and see what is laying around that could be sold or taken apart.

    • Judy Burdge says:

      Thank you! I was thinking doing a pick a number thing and not even list it…just put what you have into it..BUT i get it. I found a place called Uline for boxes that has 24 x 24 x 6 or 7 inches deep and fit wreaths great. Also i have found that i place a spot on my arm that is pull the ribbon length to using my wrists as the starting point…saves a step. Scissors Up…lol.

      • JeanniePence says:

        All our packing supplies come from Uline, we’ve been doing business with them for years….they are great))

        • Judy Burdge says:

          Thank you….almost have my skeleton mummy wreaths done. Just really like this one alot. Im excited to post on my facebook page….i can only imagine how many are going to want one. Lol….And now i have to stop looking at the new witch you posted. Lordy.

          • JeanniePence says:

            We appreciate your interest and business Judy))) We just uploaded a new Halloween wreath today and have another one in the working. The Mummy hands have sold out!

          • Judy Burdge says:

            shoot…i was thinking of getting another set of everything except the turquoise ribbon as there is plenty of that. Should you have any extras laying around i would purchase them. Thank You

          • JeanniePence says:

            Sorry Judy , no more hands, but there might be a broken one if they didn’t discard it. I’ll ask Carrie. If it’s there, you might could fix it. I’ll tell her if it’s there to hold on to it and throw it in your box on your next order. There is still some f the turquoise ribbon I believe.

          • Judy Burdge says:

            Thank you Jeannie….i have a whole roll of the turquiose. Did not use much of it at all. Maybe next year the supplier will get more. I was going to do the lantern amd one more wreath…..have to jump on supplies quick.

  2. Judy Burdge says:

    Cant wait to make this

    • JeanniePence says:

      Thanks Judy! The video just finished processing so it’s ready for viewing))

      • Judy Burdge says:

        Just watched it…you both are so darn adorable! Im going to make 2 and sell one. This is so cool and classy! Love It!

        • JeanniePence says:

          Go girl!

          • Judy Burdge says:

            Just received the supplies today for mummy skull… I am attaching today the scarecrow head and legs to 6 wreaths. I am thinking i could sell them for $75.00. They are quality and i added a 4th ribbon. I wish i had a helper. Sent the scarcrows and witch with legs to family and friends and now it is time to make some recovery money.

          • JeanniePence says:

            Sounds like you’re in business))) Go girl!

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