How to Make a Halloween Wreath – use an embroidery hoop and basic crafting supplies to create this adorable black cat Halloween wreath that’s sure to add to your curb appeal!
Have you noticed that pink is really infiltrating all of the holidays these days? Once a Valentine’s Day only staple, I have seen so many pink Halloween and even Christmas decorations in the past few years, which I love. That was the inspiration for this black cat Halloween wreath, which gets a subtle dose of pink through the nose and ears.
I actually created this wreath several years ago, and kept forgetting to post about it for Halloween. (I ended up using it for my daughters Beanie Boo party as well!) Thankfully, I remembered in time this year!
How to Make a Halloween Wreath – Black Cat Edition
You’ll only need a few basic crafting supplies to make this wreath, but if you’re missing anything, I’ve included affiliate shopping lists below:
- Embroidery hoop (mine was 12″)
- Felt (charcoal and pink)
- Yarn (The exact one I used isn’t available anymore, but you can find similar ones here on Amazon, or here on Michaels.com. You will want a yarn that is “fur”, or even a thicker “eyelash” yarn would work.)
- Hot glue sticks
- Small styrofoam ball (Mine were with the Christmas vase/bowl fillers, or you may be able to find them with the floral picks.)
- Pipe cleaners (white)
- Hot glue gun
How to Make a Halloween Wreath – The How To
To begin, hot glue one end of the yarn to the embroidery hoop. (You will be using both pieces of the hoop to make it sturdier.) Begin wrapping the yarn tightly around the hoop until you have completely covered the entire hoop.
Next, cut ear shapes out of felt. Don’t be afraid, it’s just a rounded triangle! I cut one, then placed it on top of the felt and cut another so they would be symmetrical. I then cut the same size out of pink felt, but then cut about 1/3″ off all the way around (except for the bottom) so it would be smaller than the grey.
Use hot glue to attach the ears to the back of your hoop.
The last step is to add the cat’s nose and whiskers. I cut three pipe cleaners in half, and hot glued three on each side, then stuck the foam ball on last to make the nose.
I absolutely love our little kitty cat wreath, don’t you? (And yes, I am calling it a black cat wreath, even though it’s technically grey. They were out of black furry yarn when I bought my supplies.)
If you want more simple Halloween ideas, check out these (click the image to view full details):
You can also view more Halloween ideas here or more wreath ideas here. And as always, please tag me with your wreath creations on instagram (I’m @simplycraftedlife) because I love seeing what you create!
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