Oddly enough I somehow forgot to make this all-paper Halloween wreath last season. Nick bought the Mum Wreath with Owl Kit from Paper Source for me and it must have slipped my mind (sorry, dear!). I found it just the other day in my craft closet waiting to be assembled. With some free time and a few glasses of wine available to me last weekend, I finally put this fun kit together.
The kit comes with ready-to-punch flower pieces, a pre-cut owl and wreath form. There’s no ribbon or string for hanging the final product, so I recommend using Paper Source’s Peacock Satin Ribbon to hang on your door. (I keep several spools of this ribbon, in various colors, in my wrapping station.) Each mum is made up of four large flower pieces and four small flower pieces. Each piece is layered on top of one another. I used Glue Dots to make sure I had an extra-secure bond as opposed to the stickes and foam squares provided in the kit. Lesson learned – next time I’m investing in a Glue Dots dispenser for a project like this!
Each petal of the mum needs to be rolled, so I used a pencil and curled each one on every finished flower. This took a few hours, but if you’ve got a good movie to watch, it goes by fairly quickly. Once the flowers were all curled, I placed them on the wreath form. I placed a mum on the four points of the form and filled in from there. You’ll think you have too many, but this wreath is meant to be very full. Adding the owl and ribbon for hanging were my final steps. From start to finish it took about 2.5 hours to put together.
I’m really glad I put this together to kick off my Halloween decorating this year. The black-and-purple color scheme is incredibly rich and looks great on an interior door in your house. If you ask me, I definitely wouldn’t but this on an exterior door – I’d hate to run the risk of ruining it in unpredictable weather.
Did I have any help creating the wreath? Sort of! Ronnie loves paper, so the sound of curling paper mums was too much for her to handle.