This year I needed something new to decorate one of the windows for Halloween. I decided to see what I had on hand.... and came up with some paper twist, card stock and an embroidery hoop. Yep, that would work and using Craftwell's eBrush would be the perfect tool to help dress it up.
The pictures are pretty self explanatory. The biggest time taker was "painting" and putting all the "candy together. If I were to rate this project, it would definitely rank as EASY!
8in embroidery hoop (mine was wooden)
Paper Twist (for this project I used some jumbo twist I had in my stash)
Halloween Peppermints SVG file ( Miss Kate's Cuttables)
Electronic die cutting machine and associated software
Hot Glue gun and glue
Xyron adhesive and 5in Sticker maker
Cut a piece of the paper twist about 2 inches longer than the circumference of your hoop. Untwist the paper twist and smooth out as shown above.
Wrap the twist around the hoop -- securing to the hoop with the glue gun. You want to be able to scrunch and do a little shaping of your paper for dimension before you begin the next steps. it should like something like this. I left the hoop together and left the screw in it as well to use if needed to wrap my fishing line hanger around.
Set aside while you cut all the embellishments for your wreath. I used my electronic die cutting machine to cut all the pieces. I made 48 candies in total for the 8in embroidery hoop. If you wanted more fill, then you could certainly cut more. The spider web die cuts from a Tim Holtz steel rule die. Once everything was cut, it was time to start coloring. The eBrush makes it so easy and Sharpie Markers were perfect for this project. The colors are bold and bright!
I put all the candy pieces through the Xyron sticker maker... this holds the pieces in place and you don't have to use your fingers or a stick to hold the pieces down while you spray. I sprayed the wreath and set that aside and started layering all the candy pieces together.
Because the step of putting all the candy together takes some time, you may want to have a treat to eat on hand..... chocolate sure sounds good to me! :)
Consider adding some shimmer mist or glitter to the final project for a little more dimension. When you're ready, you can thread some fishing line through the back of the wreath and around the screw, tie off and hang as desired.
With the rest of the Winter Holiday's fast approaching, I'm betting your heads are swirling with ideas on how you could make a holiday wreath for your home or as a gift!
Happy crafting and eBrushing!