Monday, September 26, 2011

Repurposed Dress Halloween Wreath

Yes, all those words really do go together.
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I recently cleaned out my closet and while I donated most things to Goodwill, I saved a few pieces because of the fabric. One was a black and white checked dress . I’ve see tons of cute yarn wreath ideas but know I don’t have the patience for all that wrapping. But I thought hmmmm….maybe strips of fabric? Out came the rotary cutter and I cut strips and strips and strips (I think about 20 total) and tied them around one of those green styro wreath forms from Dollar Tree.

 Since I was not at all sure where this was going, or if it was going anywhere, I didn’t take pics along the way. Once I had my wreath form wrapped, I trimmed the edges with pinking shears . I thought it would be fun to give this wreath a back so I cut a circle of Halloween Cardstock from DCWVs “Ghosts and Goblins” pack and hot glued it to the back.
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I had a pack of black Halloween silhouette die cuts I picked up at Michaels ( Recollections) . Fingerpainted some glue randomly on my selected images and sprinkled with fine clear glitter and the middle vial of  this stuff I found at Michaels from Art C:

I embellished another bird the same way and went over the spiders with just the glue, glitter and some self adhesive rhinestones.
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Finished it off with some ribbon from my stash (one of those after Christmas I know I’ll use it sometime finds at 75% off somewhere!)
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21 comments:

Becky @ The Barefoot Seamstress said...

Very Halloweenish! I love that you put some bling bling on the spiders. Isn't repurposing so much fun and soooo much cheaper?!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I love it! You've inspired me!

Messy Roost said...

Hi Carol. I love the wreath, I am going to have to look in my closet. I will be making one soon, I may have to copy. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rhonda

Jenny said...

I love this! Great idea to use fabric from a dress! I bet I have some bridesmaids gowns that would make a good wreath, lol!!

Lindalou said...

That turned out so cool. Nicely done. I love that you didn't know where you were going when you started. Says a lot for your creative eye.

Shari Valicenti said...

This is so cute....I love that you didn't always know what direction you were going to go...I so relate to this, I do this too. Love it.

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Ideas ideas popping in my head .. love it ! So retro and chic!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

I love it, Carol! Great repurposing project, and I LOVE that ribbon!!!

Betsy said...

Wow! What a great way to use what you've got. I usually take the buttons off of clothes, but now I'll be looking at the old clothes in a whole new way. Great repurposing job!

Periwinkle Dzyns said...

I love projects that you don't know how they'll turn out - well done!

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Visiting from the Project Queen. The wreath is darling. Love the B&W. Crows are always a winner too. My fav has to be your blog name. Super LOVE it!! Made me smile =)

Diane said...

WOW, I ♥ that wreath! I need to get busy and make a Halloween wreath. Thanks for the inspiration Ü

Jennifer said...

I love it and it's vintagey-ness!!
If you haven't already I would love for you to share this at Show & Share!!
http://vintagegwen.blogspot.com
Thanks! Jennifer

Netty said...

Oh wow its totally stunning. x

Sarah Gill said...

Super wreath! Love that you repurposed a dress, so inventive!
A great idea for sure!

The MadStamper said...

Wow!!! This is FABULOUS!!! You have inspired me, for sure!!! Beautiful!!! =)

Lana Bisson said...

I love how you used old items such as clothing to make something sooo beautiful... this is a fanstastic idea...(great!!! now Im gonna be more of a packrat)lol love this idea....

joeygirl86 said...

LOVE your halloween wreath! great job! :)

Jenn Erickson said...

Carol, I love the way you used materials already on hand to create this beautiful and original Halloween wreath. So many inspiring ideas and techniques!

It's always such a joy to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17!

Have a great week!
Jenn

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Carol, I LOVE this wreath!!! You are so creative...I always love seeing your projects! I've featured this wreath on my FB page this morning...and I'm featuring your harlequin witches dance art on my blog this afternoon!!! You are the absolute best!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Midwestern-Sewing-Girl/148542325218346

Jennifer said...

Thanks again for linking up to Show & Share!!
Going to go follow you now!! :)