Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tissue Paper Wreath

So here it goes my first Halloween Wreath.  Is it terrible for me to admit that I rarely decorate for Halloween?  I have 4 children and this is the first year that my children are asking why our house isn't "haunted like everyone else's house."  Now don't get me wrong I love Halloween, especially with kids, but the lazy side of me loves fall decorations that can be used from September through November. 

This year however my children were begging for a "haunted house", so here is my first attempt.  Or as my 4 year old calls it "Our Haunted Door."  Not very haunted or scary, but he is only 4 after all, and any praise means Mom will be encouraged to do more right?
  To make this wreath I used:
  • 8 packages of black tissue paper 50% off sale .58/pack (craft store)
  • 1 foam wreath form - 50% off sale $5.00 (craft store) --You can buy these a little smaller at the dollar store
  • 1 package small tacks - $1.00 (Home Depot)
  • 1 can glossy black spray paint -  $0.96 (Walmart)
  • 1 roll Halloween Ribbon $1 (Dollar Store)
For a total of about $13!

I looked at multiple tissue paper wreaths on pinterest and the blogosphere, and this is what I came up with.  Unfortunately, we did have a bump along the road, where I dropped it and it broke in three places.  I tried to glue it but it would not hold together.

I almost cried... then I got creative and reinforced the broken parts with cardboard, rewrapped with tissue paper, and spray painted...

Now normally I would never recommend using cheap spray paint, but this is just an inexpensive paper wreath, so I saved myself a few bucks and it still looks great!  The spray paint not only gave the paper shine, it also helps to protect it from the elements!

And there you have it! Another twist on a black and tissue paper wreath!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Way cute!!! "Why isn't our house haunted like everyone else's" LOL :)

  2. Hi Britt...welcome to blogging. That is so stinkin cute. I would never dream that is tissue paper. Thanks for joining my newbie party. You are probably in the midst of adding my button as well, I just happened to be on and popped over real fast.

  3. Yes! Thanks I am still trying to figure all of this out! Thanks for hosting parties for us newbies! We definitely need all the help we can get!

  4. Britt, what a creative idea!! I haven't seen this before!! I saw your post on Debbiedoo's. I am a newbie and your newest follower. I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!


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