Fabric Circle Halloween Wreath

Fabric Circle Halloween Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

When we pulled out our Halloween decorations box at the beginning of the month
our Halloween wreath was nowhere to be found!

I looked all over my house for it with no luck in finding it.

Then, I decided that the missing wreath was a blessing in disguise.
It meant that I got to make a new wreath!
My only problem was deciding what type of wreath to make.

There are so many cute options! Should I make a tulle wreath like Shirley’s?
Or how about a ribbon scrap wreath like Cherie’s?
I could make a ribbon wreath like Shirley did last year.

I probably will end up making all of those wreaths eventually.
I’ve become somewhat obsessed with very fond of wreaths lately.
What I finally decided on was a wreath covered in fabric circles.
We’ll call it a Fabric Circle Wreath.

Fabric Circle Halloween Wreath


3 yards of Orange Bella Solids Cotton Fabric
1 wreath form (I made my own with a pool noodle and duct tape)
Glue gun
Glue sticks
A pencil and something to trace a circle with (I used a plastic cup)
Black and White Dotted Ribbon
Plastic Spider (optional)

My friend told me about the brilliant idea of making a wreath form with a pool noodle and duct tape. The Dollar Store was all sold out until next summer. Luckily, I had 3 hanging out in my garage.

Basically, all you need to do is decide how big you want your wreath to be and cut the noodle down to size. I cut about 8″ off, using my trusty kitchen shears.

Then I hot glued the ends together and wrapped them in duct tape. Simple enough, right?

Next I cut a long strip of fabric (I didn’t measure, I just kind of eye balled it)
and wrapped it around my “wreath form”, hot gluing every so often.

Once you’ve covered the entire wreath you’re ready for the long fun part.

Fold your fabric into thirds and begin tracing your circle on the top layer.

Now, begin cutting out your circles. To save time cut through all 3 layers at once.
Cut out many, many circles.
I didn’t count them, but believe me when I say you’ll need all 3 yards of fabric!

This takes a while, so grab a diet coke, a comfy spot on your couch, and a romantic comedy to
help you pass the time while you cut out circles!

This is a picture of the circles when I thought I had enough of them.
Nope! Not even close!

Luckily, my mom, who loves me was at my house and helped cut circles. Thanks Mom!

After cutting out your circles you can start gluing them onto your wreath.
I’m sure there are many ways to do this. I call mine the piñata method?
Why? Well, I’m glad you asked because I was going to tell you anyway!

When I was a little girl my mom threw the most amazing birthday parties.
We’d pick a theme and she’d run with it! She made invitations, cakes, even piñatas!
One year my mom let me help make a pig piñata out of a balloon, paper Mache
and crepe paper cut in to squares.
She used a pencil and some Elmer’s glue to glue the crepe paper squares to the balloon.

Gluing the fabric circles to the wreath is basically the same concept as
gluing the crepe paper squares to the balloon.
The only difference is I used circles and hot glue instead of squares and Elmer’s glue.

And, that’s why I call it the piñata method. Aren’t you glad you asked?

So, what you’re going to do is dab a glob of hot glue to your wreath,
then wrap your fabric circle around the end of a pencil, and press it onto the glue.
Hold for a couple seconds so the hot glue will dry.

Just repeat gluing until your wreath is covered. You want to glue your circles close enough
together so that you don’t have any gaps,
but you don’t want them so close that you lose the ruffle look.

Again, this is pretty time consuming, but I promise it will be worth it.
Time for another movie?

I had hoped to cover all sides of the wreath, but I ran out of fabric.
I still think it looks pretty!

For a fuller look you may want to buy 4 or 5 yards of fabric.

I had planned on making a big, frilly bow to attach to the top of my wreath but,
I decided that less was more with this particular wreath
and I only added a simple black ribbon to hang it with.

Fabric Circle Halloween Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Thank Goodness I made an impulse buy at the Dollar Store!
I think that the spider really adds to the wreath!

Fabric Circle Halloween Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Here it is hanging proudly on my front door.
I apologize for the flash. It’s been cloudy and rainy the last few days.

Fabric Circle Halloween Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Although it would look better on a white door, I don’t think my landlord would appreciate me
painting the front door just to accentuate my wreath.

Fabric Circle Halloween Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

You could customize this wreath for any holiday or occasion with different fabric and ribbon.
I’m thinking a pink one would look adorable in my girl’s room!

Thanks for stopping by! I’d love to hear what you think and again,
if you make your own wreath we’d love to see what you come up with!

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Posted October 8, 2011 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Cute! I think the spider really adds to it as well as the polka dot ribbon!

    • Posted October 8, 2011 at 11:50 am | Permalink

      Thanks Karen! I smile every time I see that spider!

  2. Tamera
    Posted October 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I think I will alternate the colors, so I can make it fuller. Maybe orange, red and brown, so it’s fall colors. Then I can add velcro, so I can change up the “add-on” every month in Fall. Maybe. We’ll see how it turns out! Yours looks pretty good!

    • Posted October 8, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

      Tamera, I think it would look great with autumn colors. And, the velcro is a great idea! I’d love to see pics if you make one. I’m so glad you liked it.

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