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Are you loving the Wicked Witch Loopy Legs design? It is such a fun design and I am always dreaming up new ways to use those witch legs! Here is the much awaited tutorial for the Wicked Witch Loopy Legs Wreath~~a design I tried to create using as much as I could find around my house and craft room. It is super easy, the hardest part is waiting until Halloween to display it. Cheesy, but true.
- A canvas, cut piece of wood, or cardboard. The size just depends on how large you want the center (or base) of your wreath to be. For this wreath, I used a canvas that was 12"x12".
- Fabric, enough to cover and wrap around your base.
- A design of your choice to stitch on your base fabric. For this wreath, we used this WITCHES WELCOME design.
- Wicked Witch Loopy Legs. You can get the design and tutorial to make them HERE.
- Piece of cardboard that is about the same size as your base piece.
- Two 6 inch wide rolls of tulle. I used almost 2 complete 10 yard rolls of tulle, mostly black, with some purple and green mixed in. You can use more or less, depending on how poofy you want your tulle to be.
- 2 yards of 1.5" ribbon to attach to the back for hanging.
- Glue gun and glue sticks.
- OPTIONAL: Staple gun with staples
Here's what you do:
MAKE THE BASE.
Cut a piece of fabric to cover your base. It will need to be about 3 inches larger on each side so that you can secure it to the back later on. You can use a piece of stiff cardboard, plywood, or a blank canvas as your base piece.
Stitch the design of your choice onto your fabric and embellish as much as you can dream up. I ironed on some rhinestones (because the witches at my house like some bling). Center the completed fabric on to your base.
Now you will attach the fabric to the base. You can glue the fabric onto the base, or use a staple gun to attach the fabric. I stapled my fabric because using a staple gun makes me feel powerful :) Make sure that you keep your corners neat and crisp and the fabric is taut over the base, but not stretching. The base is now completed.
MAKE THE TULLE "SKIRT".
In this step, you will be gluing tulle onto a piece of cardboard to create the "skirt" behind the base. I found an empty box in my craft room and used that. I cut the cardboard into a circle (using a plate as a makeshift template, because if I try to freehand a circle it will look like an amoeba). It doesn't need to be a perfect circle, just a guideline for the gluing the tulle.
I used rolls of 6" wide tulle and cut it into 8" strips. To cut my strips, I used another piece of the box I cut the circle out of and cut a piece that was 7" wide and. 8" long.
Now take your roll of tulle and wrap the entire roll around this piece of cardboard.
Cut through the top and the bottom of the tulle.
YOU JUST CUT 45 STRIPS OF TULLE IN ABOUT 30 SECONDS.
(This is a great tip to have in your back pocket if you make tutus, by the way.)
Glue the tulle around the circle of cardboard you cut. Try to keep the tulle even, but you can go back and trim up anything you need to later.
Once you have glued all the tull around your circle, center the base on top of the tulle circle. Carefully glue the base onto this "skirt".
Take a deep breath, you are almost finished!
Attach the your loopy legs to the base of the wreath. I just glued mine on. Double check that your legs are even.
YAY!!!!!! You made an awesome wreath and you are ready to welcome any witches that come your way!
If you have any questions regarding the wreath, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help you! You can email me at:
AND......I would just be tickled to see your creations, so send me pics of your fabulous wreaths.
Trick or Treat,