by Noreen Doll.
A Day of the Dead wreath is an easy project if you need a quick decoration.
While in the Dollar Store the other day looking for some interesting Halloween things to craft with, I noticed this Creepy Cloth.
On looking closer, I discovered that it was just a very loose messy mesh with holes in it, which came in either a dull gray or black.
Since I knew there could be lots of ways to use creepy cloth, I picked up a package of the black.
I like to use easy, cheap items when I’m crafting, so I chose a foam plate for this project.
Because the plate felt very flimsy while I was wrapping the cloth, I would recommend gluing 2 or 3 plates together. Or cut a ring out of some sturdy cardboard.
What You Need
Plate or Cardboard for the Ring
Creepy Cloth – 1 package
Skeleton Hands – 1 package
Skulls – 1 package
What You Do
1. Cut the center out of the plate(s) or make a cardboard ring.
To make a sturdier base, glue 2 or 3 of these plate (or cardboard) rings together. The glue plus the cardboard is quite strong.
2. Remove the creepy cloth from the package and stretch it out lengthwise, leaving it folded across the width.
3. Without unfolding the creepy cloth, use hot glue to attach just the end of the cloth to the back side of the ring.
You can adjust the width of the cloth as you wrap, so that it will cover the wreath completely.
4. Wrap the cloth around the ring, making sure the ring doesn’t show through.
When you reach the end use a bit o hot glue to tuck the finishing end under the cloth.
After it’s completely wrapped, if you find the creepy cloth isn’t staying where you want it, you can use a bit of hot glue in several places between the cloth and the ring, to hold it.
5. Tie a black ribbon around the ring at the top to hang the Day of the Dead wreath.
6. Arrange the hands and skull until you find a result that pleases you. Then hot glue them to the cloth.
Make an arachnophobia wreath.
I found the creepy cloth to be really interesting. In addition to wrapping a wreath, it would look really cool spread in a cobwebby way in a Halloween arrangement.
The supplies photo shows a black plate, which I used so the skulls could be seen. I actually used a white plate for the wreath.
2 or 3 paper plates glued together would also make a sturdier wreath.