DIY: From Door Hanger to Wreath

If there's one thing that I love more than decorating with wreaths, it's crafting my own wreaths. Christmas (obvi), Easter and 4th of July are wreath holiday staples (you should see the wreath that my mom made out of American Flag toothpicks!) – but there's one holiday in our house that takes the wreath-making cake, and that's Halloween. Maybe it's because Fall brings out the crafter in me or perhaps it's that my decorating tastes trend towards the dark and moody, but either way, we have some pretty fun Halloween wreaths in our house.

When we decided to make a new line of hanging signs, I couldn't help but picture them also looking pretty fantastic adorning wreaths. At first I pictured our BOO! sign paired with either a chic black feather wreath or a fun bubbly burlap wreath (two totally different looks, right?!). Since I have a toddler whose naps are getting shorter by the day, I opted for the bubbly burlap wreath that I knew I could knock out in the shortest of naps.

I put together a (hopefully easy-to-follow) tutorial using our prototype (BOO! signs for sale on our website are completely painted with no exposed wood) so that you too could turn our BOO! hanging sign into a burlap wreath:

Materials: Wire wreath form - the bigger the form, the more burlap you'll need, Burlap (for this size wreath form, I needed 3 packages of burlap, tacky glue (or hot glue if you're so inclined), scissors, a little piece of string, little puffs/decorations from your local craft store (I found these sparkly purple/green/orange puffs at Hobby Lobby), and finally, our BOO! Hanging Sign.

Materials: Wire wreath form - the bigger the form, the more burlap you'll need, Burlap (for this size wreath form, I needed 3 packages of burlap, tacky glue (or hot glue if you're so inclined), scissors, a little piece of string, little puffs/decorations from your local craft store (I found these sparkly purple/green/orange puffs at Hobby Lobby), and finally, our BOO! Hanging Sign.

Put the end of the first piece of burlap through the wire wreath frame.

Put the end of the first piece of burlap through the wire wreath frame.

Tie the end of the burlap to the wire wreath frame.

Tie the end of the burlap to the wire wreath frame.

Start to loosely weave the burlap through the wire wreath frame, making loops, alternating from the inside and the outside.

Start to loosely weave the burlap through the wire wreath frame, making loops, alternating from the inside and the outside.

Keep weaving the loops (alternating inside/outside) until you've filled the whole wreath. It took me 2 episodes of Raising Faith to finish the weaving.

Keep weaving the loops (alternating inside/outside) until you've filled the whole wreath. It took me 2 episodes of Raising Faith to finish the weaving.

Remove the quarter inch tight weave Italian ribbon from East Grove's BOO! Hanging Sign.

Remove the quarter inch tight weave Italian ribbon from East Grove's BOO! Hanging Sign.

There are two ways to attach the BOO! sign. The first would to hang the sign around the wreath so that BOO! hangings in the wreath opening.

There are two ways to attach the BOO! sign. The first would to hang the sign around the wreath so that BOO! hangings in the wreath opening.

The second way to attach the BOO! sign is to cut the ribbon in half.

The second way to attach the BOO! sign is to cut the ribbon in half.

Tie each of the two pieces of ribbon around the wreath, attaching the BOO! sign.

Tie each of the two pieces of ribbon around the wreath, attaching the BOO! sign.

Use your tacky glue (or hot glue) to attach the little puffs (or other decorations) to the wreath.

Use your tacky glue (or hot glue) to attach the little puffs (or other decorations) to the wreath.