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Halloween Silk Flower Wreath

This silk-rose wreath is made with materials from a crafts store, and then sprayed it a raven hue and added a silky taffeta ribbon.

Materials

  • 25 to 30 four-inch silk roses
  • 16-inch wooden wreath form
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Black floral spray
  • Black taffeta ribbon
  • Flat thumb tacks

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Remove stems from roses, then attach blooms to wreath form with a hot-glue gun.

  2. Step 2

    Lay wreath on a piece of newspaper in a well-ventilated area, and spray with black floral spray. Let dry for 30 minutes.

  3. Step 3

    Cut about 54 inches of ribbon, and make a large bow; affix it to top of wreath with glue gun.

  4. Step 4

    To hang, cut a second piece of ribbon to the desired length. Use tacks to fasten one end to the back of the wreath form and the other to the door stile.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, October 2005

Reviews (14)

  • Jhim 21 Apr, 2013

    As someone who prefers the "Victorian parlour in Mourning" look, I have to say that these are bril!

  • nugsy 6 Jul, 2010

    I am a crafting novice and wanted to get a head start on Halloween. This wreath was so easy and turned out so beautifully. I am going to make one for each window and my front door. Thanks Martha!

  • Suzerita 14 Oct, 2008

    I love this wreath! It does look like a 'grieving' door decoration. It looks very 'Victorian funeral-ish'. Now I need a headless horseman on a black horse in my front yard--no one will trick-or-treat me on Halloween! Thanks for the idea!

  • Suzerita 14 Oct, 2008

    I love this wreath! It does look like a 'grieving' door decoration. It looks very 'Victorian funeral-ish'. Now I need a headless horseman on a black horse in my front yard--no one will trick-or-treat me on Halloween! Thanks for the idea!

  • MaureenClark 14 Oct, 2008

    What I liked about the idea of using red roses and spraying them black, it leaves a little of the red color showing.

  • CaliDog 13 Oct, 2008

    Can't you just use black silk roses? I have them on my table for Halloween already. I found them at Wal-Mart, of all places.

  • speckle 13 Oct, 2008

    This is beautiful, but the first thing I thought of was this household is grieving....But I guess it goes with Halloween. I think I will try it for another holiday.(Different color) Pam in California

  • Anna_Marie 13 Oct, 2008

    also arty...your picture icon is a riot! Hope the Martha staff get the "nod" and enjoy it as much as I did!

  • alsoarty 13 Oct, 2008

    I LOVE this idea - - - thank you so much!

  • nemommy 13 Oct, 2008

    This is very fun! Great idea!

  • lpeel99 13 Oct, 2008

    but yes you could use regular spray paint and after all it is a SCARY HALLOWEEN wreath so it wouldnt matter if it was stiff in fact it might be more fun!

  • bittyro 23 Sep, 2008

    It might make things real stiff. Alternatively, you could just buy black roses. They do exist and you can usually find then this time if year,

  • ebbbfazzie 22 Sep, 2008

    Would regular spray paint work if I can't find black "floral spray"?

  • ebbbfazzie 22 Sep, 2008

    Would regular spray paint work if I can't find black "floral spray"?