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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Wreath: Beware

This week on the Outlawz, we have an anything goes challenge. As it is Halloween, I have decided to make a Halloween wreath. The one I had last year, is old and ugly.  So here it is.....

I used a 12 inch foam wreath I got at the dollar store. I wrapped 2" wide strips of patterned paper around the wreath. Honestly, I just taped them to it. I bought some spiders and skeletons at the local grocery store and hot glued them to the wreath. The spider web is made of bakers twine from my stash. The black mesh behind the spider web is the mesh bag that the spiders and skeletons came in. The beware sign is cut from my Cricut ultimate creative series cartridge. The papers are scrap. It was very simple to make and I am quite proud of it.

FCCB: Home Décor
CardzTV: Halloween
Exploring Cricut: Halloween
Craftin Desert Divas: Halloween
Die Cuttin Divas: Halloween
Created With Love: Halloween
Pinspirational Challenges: Halloween
Sparkles Monthly Challenges: Halloween
Little Scrap Pieces: Anything Goes
3 Girl Jam: Anything Halloween with Ribbon
Docerela Creations: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like it.



  1. Super wreath! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut.

  2. very cute wreath!!! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    CDD DT Robin
    Cut One Designs by Robin

  3. Great wreath Miranda!! You did a wonderful job! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Halloween' challenge at Exploring Cricut and our Cardz TV Go-to Galz 'Happy Halloween' Linky Party!!!! :)

  4. love your wreath fab job thanks for sharing with CWLC this week happy crafting to you Rachel DT

  5. Lovely wreath. Thanks for joining our 2nd Annual Halloween Hop at Created With Love Challenges


  6. What a great idea. I would never have thought of this. Thanks for joining in the fun at Created with Love challenges'
    Linda K. DT

  7. Perfect wreath for Halloween, and a great job with weaving your spider web. Looks fab! TFS at DCD.

  8. Love this wreath . . . just PERFECT for Halloween!!! Thanks for sharing!! (I came over from Docerela Creations.)

    Katherine C.

  9. WOW! This is awesome!! What a GREAT Halloween wreath!
    Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at 3GJ for our Anything Halloween w/Ribbon challenge!

  10. Great Halloween décor. Thank you for joining us at FCCB.

  11. Very nice decoration. Thanks for joining our blog hop at Created With Love Challenges.

  12. beaituful.
    Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations
    DT Member Ana

  13. Glad to see you back again! What a fun spider wreath, I love how you created the center with the web!

  14. Love the way you recycled and used bargin items to make your wreath. The twine weaved into the mesh bag to make your web is so creative. Thanks for linking up to our challenge this week at FCCB. Kim

  15. This is fantastic! Thanks for joining the challenge at 3 Girl JAM! Julie O, DT member

  16. Great card!
    Thank you for joining us at Docerela Creations

  17. Awesome wreath!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  18. Super spooky! Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations! DT Member Carri~Abusybee

  19. Beautiful project! Congratulations!
    Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member Sara (Bee)

  20. This is a super cool wretch! Love it!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenge, good luck!

  21. Brilliant......my daughter would love this! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x