This video tutorial will show you how to make a ghost wreath for Halloween using the Poof Method.
Halloween is just around the corner! Update your spooky decor with a new black and white ghost wreath. Learn how to make this super fun Ghost wreath by watching my video. Step-by-step written instructions are listed below with helpful links and video timestamps.
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Ruffles: cut at 10 inches
Ribbons: cut at 12 inches
Mesh: cut at 10 in (Sparkle mesh)
Supplies are as follows:
- 15″ Black Work Wreath Frame, https://goo.gl/QPsTPY
- “Boo sign” Burlapbowtique.com
- 21″ Black Mesh, https://goo.gl/QPsTPY
- 21″ Sparkle Mesh, AC Moore
- Zip Ties
- Thin metal wire for sign ties.
Ribbons: Trendy Tree, http://tiny.cc/ef8z6y
- 2.5″ Black and White Stripes, Trendy Tree, http://tiny.cc/ef8z6y
- 2.5″ Black Ghost Ribbon, Trendy Tree, http://tiny.cc/ef8z6y
- 2.5″ White with Black Polka Dots, Trendy Tree, http://tiny.cc/ef8z6y
- 2.5″ Spider Web Ribbon, At Home
- Mesh Roller https://www.simplify-organize.com/pro…
- Probow the hand http://amzn.to/2zbz4Yp
- Fiskars Rotary cutter and mat http://amzn.to/2hyAUHL
- Ryobi Glue gun http://amzn.to/2hBoizL
- Bowdabra bow maker http://amzn.to/2zdPxeE
- Metal Hole Punch http://amzn.to/2Ao
How to Make a Poof Ghost Halloween Wreath in Black and White and “Boo Ya’ll” Sign
Written Instructions with Video Timestamps:
For this wreath, we have an adorable ghost and a Boo Ya’ll sign! I bought the ghost and the sign at two different times, but you can probably find the ghost if you look around. Check out Trendy Tree, Craft Outlet, Deco Exchange, Burlap Bowtique, or any craft store near you. I’m sure you will find a similar black and white ghost! They’re so stinkin’ cute!!!
Today, we’re sticking with black and white. I picked up some sparkle mesh from AC Moore that reminds me of spider webs. Thought it would be perfect for this wreath! Looks like splatter mesh!
Prep the Sparkle Mesh: cut your sparkle mesh at 10” off the roll [2:17]. It usually comes in 5 yards rolls and it doesn’t fray! It’s nice and stiff. We’ll use it for our ruffles. Then, stack and cut your 10” wide mesh strips in half, lengthwise, to double your stack. You’ll need enough mesh pieces for all of the ties on the work frame.
Prep the ribbons: precut my ribbons for the project at 12 inch lengths with dovetails. The ribbons will be tied to each twist tie on the work frame, but alternating in stripe/spider web, polka dot/ghost combinations.
Prep the Frame: using a 15” Black Work Frame, open up your ties. This will make the poof making go faster.
Creating your Poofs
Using a zip tie, we’re going to create 10” poofs. Scrunch up the end of your black mesh (leaving it on the roll), trim the edge of the mesh so that it’s even, then zip tie the edge of the mesh to the outside of the frame [5:20]. This will secure the poof mesh.
Measure over 10” and attach the mesh to a tie. Measure over 10” and attach the mesh to the next tie, working your way around the outside of the wreath [6:30].
After you work your way around the outside edge, you’ll overlap the zip tie and secure to the next black wreath tie.
Then take your mesh straight up to the inside frame, next to a wreath tie and zip tie it to the frame again [8:45]! It helps your first poof come out nicer. Now, work your way around the inside frame using 10” poofs [9:50]. After you work your way around the inside, it’ll be nice and POOFY [11:16]. Again, when you reach the end, overlap the zip tie, and tie down the poof to the next tie over.
Next, we’ll create another overlap of poof by stretching the poof across a few ties (longer than 10”, eyeballing it), and attach to the outside frame. Then stretch again across a few ties and attach to the inside frame. Repeat again to the outside frame, then repeat again to the inside frame. Work your way around. Spread open the poofs you just created. This will cover up the center. View the final results at [14:06] in the video. I use up an entire mesh roll on this wreath! Zip tie the end of the mesh on the outside frame from the bottom. The zip tie shouldn’t be visible.
Adding the Sparkle White Mesh and Ribbons
Next, we’re going to add our awesome white sparkle mesh and ribbons [16:07]! Ruffle a square of your white mesh and stack two ribbons on top: polka dots and ghosts on top. Tie it down to a wreath tie, outside frame. You do not have to reopen your ties, just twist a few more times. Next, ruffle a square of your white mesh and stack a stripe ribbon and spider web ribbon on top. Attach to the next tie beside the first set of ribbons [18:12]. Repeat, alternating and attaching ribbons to the ties around the wreath.
Once complete, it should be extra fluffy [35:35]! We’re going to place our ghost and sign [36:06] so that it’s coming off the side of the wreath, and not centered. We’ll tuck the ghost tail under one of our longer poofs.
Attaching the Ghost and Sign
The ghost decor comes attached with twist ties. You may need to reinforce your decor ties, sometimes they like to pop off! Attach your ghost tail first by tucking it under a long poof and attaching the twist ties to the back of the frame [37:33]. You can clip your ties shorter if they’re too long.
Next, we’ll prep the sign. I’ve already attached two staples to the corners of the wood “Boo Ya’ll” board with a little wiggle room for the wire [39:43]. Insert a long length of wire under the double staples and position it so that the staples are centered on your wire – creating DIY Twist Ties. Secure the wire and staple with hot glue to prevent slipping. Repeat for each corner of the board. Set aside.
Next, eyeball the positioning of your ghost head and sign. Determine where you’ll place the ghost head and attach to the frame just like you did the tail. Then you can place your sign using your DIY ties!
View the final wreath at timestamp [45:54].
WREATH MAGIC COMPLETE!!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
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