Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Wreaths

Hello everyone and thanks for stopping by!  So, how was your week?  Mine was crammed full of stuff I really didn't want to do - but had to do.  Doctor's appointments, dentist appointments and a very long, very boring meeting I had to attend with my hubby.  For those of you who didn't know this little tidbit about me....I am also a "Certified Pest Control Operator/Owner".  Aren't you impressed?  My hubby has owned and run our business for the last 28 years and after we had owned the business for a few years, I had to take the state test to become "Certified".  Along with the certification comes yearly continuing education points.  So - long story short - I spent 4 very long hours in a pest control continuing ed class yesterday...uuuuggghhh.  Crafting hours that I can NEVER get back!

Ok - enough complaing!  Today was a much better day. No doctor visits and no pest control issues!  I finally got around to decorating my front porch for Halloween.  I have been wanting to make (or at least try to make) one of those cool looking wreaths made from mesh ribbon.  I saw one at Michael's that I really liked, but didn't want to pay the 69.00 dollars they were asking -especially since I have to have 2 for my front door.  Since Halloween decor is generally kinda messy and scary looking, I was hoping it wouldn't really matter if my wreaths weren't perfect!  Well, they aren't perfect, but I thought they turned out pretty good for a first try....

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Like I said...kinda messy...but I like it!

* Wire wreath shape - I got mine at Michael's
* 1 roll purple mesh ribbon and 1 roll of black (for each wreath)
* Black pipe cleaners
* The glitter pumpkins and swirly "thing" are from Michael's
* I'm not sure if you can see them, but there are a couple of black glittery spiders that I just hot glued right onto the ribbon.

And, here's my front porch all decked out.  I love these fun ceramic pumpkins that I found at Lowe's about a month ago. I may have to make another trip and pick up a couple more.

My Lola was not very happy with me because I wouldn't let her come outside while I was trying to take pictures.  She's so short, I had to keep clicking my camera to catch her as she jumped up to see out the door.

I tried to get a night time pic.  It didn't turn out very well, but you get the idea.

I am entering my wreaths into the very first challenge hosted by Nana over at My Crafting Channel - "The gh'oul times!

Ok - I think I'll go see what else I can get finished - got lots of projects to finish up this weekend and I need to get busy.  Thanks again for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits and your sweet comments.  I'll be seeing you soon.

Until next time,


  1. I think they're gorgeous!!! Cute little doggy too! Lee-Ann :)

  2. What addorable decorations , I think your wreaths turned out amazing !!! What a cute little Yorkie :) Make sure your hubby knows that those are fake spiders not real
    Spiders, so he doesn't pull out the pest control spray .

  3. I'm very impressed with your title!!! And I so love your wreaths!! They turned out perfect!! The colors, the mesh, the swirly things and pumpkins and even those spiders!! And Lola is just precious!!! :)

  4. This turned out gorgeous!!! Love the colors you used and they look awesome on the front door!!
    TFS and have a GREAT weekend!

  5. Love the way they turned out. Perfect colors.

  6. Fabulous wreaths Tanya - and love that you got a photo of your little dog, awwwweee so cute! TFS

  7. What gorgeous wreaths!! Beautiful colors!! I love how they look on the doors!! And Lola is absolutely adorable :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Hi Tanya!
    This is gorgeous! You did a fabulous job and your first try...Wow, you rocked this:) GREAT job!
    Your little Lola is so stinken adorable!

    Sherrie K

  9. these are awesome, Tanya!!! I love them!!! and your front step looks great!!! PS - I could really use your help, now that I know you can control pests!! :) We are having a MAJOR black fly problem in our house right now.... if only you lived in the same country! :)

  10. It is beautiful. I should try to make one of those, I'm with you, I am not paying that much for a wreath. Lola is very cute!

  11. Absolutely Stunning. I just love it.

  12. Oh Tanya, this looks incredible. If it's okay I may email you for some tips - I have wanted to make one of these too. I got all the stuff(winter theme) but just need a bit of instruction.
    Also, I think I've mentioned this before - I have a Lola too 4 lb yorkie and they could be twin sisters :) My Lola gets that same face!
    Your porch looks beautiful!
    Have a GREAT night!

  13. Stunning wreaths. Love the purple they really stand out on your door. Come on over and join us at
    MCC Challenge #1 - The gh'oul times!

    Hugs Nana
    ♥ My Crafting Channel ♥
    Email Me

  14. I think those wreaths are PERFECT! I would love to come to your door and see them.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  15. I just love this wreath. Great colors and the pumpkins are a perfect.

  16. Okay, I admit that when I'm looking through reading a blog post, I am sometimes guilty for not always leaving comments--if I'm in a hurry. However, the exception to that rule is when I see a cute, sweet little furry face staring right back at me...and my heart melts!! I just want to pick that little Lola up and give her a kiss!! She is adorable!! Your Halloween decor is great, but the cutest part of it, I must admit, is Lola! She stole the show on this post, lol! Give her a kiss from me! :o)

    Thanks for sharing!


  17. Super cute! Love the purple ribbion and the glittery pumpkins:) By the way your dog is so cute!

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  18. They look wonderful! Love the purple! I have seen some at the local M's, but they didn't look this great. I know what you mean about the meetings. I am going through that at work right now.

  19. Tanya ~ Oh I LOVE these wreaths!!! How COOL and PERFECT are they for the up coming holiday!! You know that little CUTIE behind the door ~ Eeek ~ ADORBS!!!
    OMG ~ I can't even imagine sitting there for 4 hours listening about bugs! Okay I know these aren't truely pest but how the heck do you get rid of spiders and stink bugs?? I find them PESTS!! LOL!!!
    Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!

  20. this is beautiful love it. thank you for joining us at mcc challenges with nana and rhonda. hugs


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