The Dollar Tree is full of spooktacular ideas and craft supplies around this time of year. I confess, I try to stop in once a week or once every couple weeks to see what is new in stores for Halloween around this time of year.
Last week, my local Dollar Tree had began to sell Halloween craft supplies and my first Dollar Tree Halloween haul contained everything I needed and more to create a new spooky Halloween wreath that I can haunt my halls with (I’ll be making another trip back there soon to make a second wreath for my Halloween-loving mom as well!)
I’ll show you how to make a spooky mesh wreath below!
You’ll need (all can be purchased at the Dollar Tree):
- A metal wreath frame
- About 4 rolls of decorative Halloween mesh
- 1 bag of black pipe cleaners
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- OPTIONAL: Other decorative flare! I picked up some clip-on glitter bats, some decorative Halloween ornaments, glittery pumpkin stakes, some green spiders, a witch door hanger (I’m going to put the legs at the base of my wreath, and other odds and ends to incorporate – such as LED string lights!)
To start, I cut the size of the mesh strips I want. I wanted to achieve a frayed, colorful and voluminous wreath, and to do that I cut my mesh strips into short rectangles (they got smaller as I was working on it – I liked the look of the smaller strips the best)
Next, cut your pipe cleaner into short sticks that can wrap around the center of your mesh strip and the metal frame and still be twisted to secure the mesh on the frame.
Each mesh strip should be secured and shaped in the center, almost like a bow (see images above and below).
Pop in some Beetlejuice on the TV and get working! (I started watching the animated Beetlejuice series while making this wreath and really enjoyed myself!) Or, tune into your favorite spooky playlist to energize you creative flow! YOU DO YOU!
Same goes for the order you place each mesh strip – try to fill each section full for an extra fluffy and full wreath, but create your own order for colors. Mine was pretty random with the majority being black and orange with some pops of purple.
Once I finished securing the mesh strips all around the frame I decided to thread in some purple LED string lights I found at Dollar Tree. I secured the battery pack to the back of the wreath using pipe cleaners. I ended up removing the stakes from the decorative items I picked out and hot glued them directly on the wreath, and I attached my little witch legs with pipe cleaners as well.
And now I encourage you to make your own spooktacular Halloween wreath – and you will save tremendously and have fun making your own by shopping for your supplies at the Dollar Tree!
Send me photos of your creations if you decide to haunt your halls and make one this season!