If you have popped over from Exploring Cricut today you are in the right place! It has been so much of an honor to be a guest designer for Exploring Cricut and I had a a lot of fun making this project for them.
I love Halloween! I can really get into the spirit of it and I decorate my house just as much for Halloween as I do for Christmas. I made this wreath for one of my kiddos bedroom doors. It is a simple 12 inch green foam wreath I got at Michael’s. I then wrapped it with yarn. I wanted to go for a candy corn feel, so I used white, yellow and orange and wrapped different block sizes for the colors, like that of a real candy corn.
My little ghost was cut via Cricut Craft Room from the Dress Up Paper Dolls cartridge and I hid the face, so I could use Peachy Keen’s Simple Sallies face stamp. The sign the ghost is holding was also cut via Cricut Craft Room where I manipulated the layers to meet the needs I had to be able to use the “Boo” stamp from Close to My Heart. I ran the black layer through my Cuttlebug using the Seeing Spots embossing folder.
Using my Crop-a-Dile, I punched a holes through the hands of the ghosts, and then ran black and orange Baker’s Twine though both the hands and sign and tied bows at each end. I also made a small bow using 1/8 inch ribbon to attach to her sweet little head. Hey, I have two little girls and everything must have bows!
Finalizing this step, with tulle and candy corn ribbon I made a simple “flower” bow by tieing two strips of each (in layers) to the wreath and folding under to make the bow portion using straight pins to fasten to the wreath. I then attached the ghost to the “flower” bow with hot glue.
Using Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge, I cut the pumpkins and their “blank” layer and ran that layer through my Cuttlebug using Distressed Stripes embossing folder. I cut the end pumpkin off of the cut and discarded. I touched the stem, leaves and vines with Diamond Stickles for that extra bit of bling. I layered the pumpkins using Pop Dots.
Using Sweet Shop again via Cricut Craft Room, I made another sign. I ran the black layer through my Cuttlebug using Seeing Spots embossing folder and stamped the top layer with “Happy Boo-Day” from My Pink Stamper’s Spook-alicous set. I attached the sign to a 4 inch lollypop stick from Wilton with hot glue then attached the pumpkins to the stick. I then attached the whole embellishment to the wreath with hot glue. I made a candy corn bow and attached to the sign with hot glue!
Using a festive ribbon, I wrapped and tied a bow to the top of the wreath, for easy hanging.
The hardest part of the whole project was wrapping the yarn around the wreath. It was a bit time-consuming, but I did it while watching TV, so that made the time fly by.
Thanks for coming and sharing a bit of “Exploring Cricut” pie with me today!
Cricut Cartridge: Paper Doll Dress Up (ghost cut at 3.7 inches x 5.5 inches and hide face) Simply Charmed (pumpkins cut at 5 inches x 2.5 inches) Sweet Shop (sign cut at 1.8 x 1.35 and 2 inches x 1.45 inches)
Paper: Recollections Multi Color Cardstock
Stamps: Close to My Heart , My Pink Stamper, and Peachy Keen
Ribbon: Celebrate It, Twinery and Tulle
Gelly Roll white gel pen for freckles
Stampin’ Up Pastel Chalk for cheeks
Ink: Stampin’ Up Classic Black and Pumpkin
Wreath- 12 inch foam
Hot Glue, Quick Dry Adhesive, Pop Dots