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Make an earth friendly wreath that is fit for the dead.
I made this wreath for an upcoming "goth glamour" inspired Halloween party. All of the materials were found around the house...including the black spray paint I found in the garage. Recycled flower stems form the wreath base...lots of ugly old flowers and leftover leaves are brought back to life in this wreath fit for the dead. ;)

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  • How to make a wreath. Eco Chic Diy Halloween Funeral Wreath - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies.

  • How to make a wreath. Eco Chic Diy Halloween Funeral Wreath - Step 2
    Step 2

    Remove the flowers and leaves from the stems. Spread them out on a drop cloth and spray paint them black. It's ok if some of the original color shows through...it adds to the creepiness and give the flowers a little bit of depth. (Save the stems for later...you'll be using them to make the wreath form.)

  • How to make a wreath. Eco Chic Diy Halloween Funeral Wreath - Step 3
    Step 3

    Wire your flower stems together to make a circle. Use 1 stem for a small wreath or 2 for a larger one.

  • Step 4

    Optional: Wrap your wreath form with black tulle and secure with a dot of hot glue at the end of the last wrap. You could also paint the stems black when you are painting the flowers, but I like the tulle because it looks more finished and gives the hot glue a little something extra to grab on to.

  • How to make a wreath. Eco Chic Diy Halloween Funeral Wreath - Step 5
    Step 5

    Start gluing leaves all around the wreath form. Keep leaves going in the same direction, layering end over end as you go.

  • How to make a wreath. Eco Chic Diy Halloween Funeral Wreath - Step 6
    Step 6

    Place the flowers around the wreath however you like and then glue them down. Don't worry about the little glue strings that get all over the flowers...I purposely added extra to look like spiderwebs.

  • How to make a wreath. Eco Chic Diy Halloween Funeral Wreath - Step 7
    Step 7

    Add a hint of color or some extra tulle. (I had a few loose red petals that I decided to tuck in around a rose.)

  • How to make a wreath. Eco Chic Diy Halloween Funeral Wreath - Step 8
    Step 8

    Hang and enjoy! You've just made something fabulous from scraps and would-be waste.

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Kitkat
Kitkat · Runcorn, England, GB · 2 projects
Wow that is really good x
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Paulina Z.
Paulina Z. · Old Bridge Township, New Jersey, US
This is beautiful, but I was wondering about making this in a different color and and keeping it in my room-does it last forever, a few months, or weeks?
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
beautiful , awesome and cool!!!!
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