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Halloween Feather Boa Wreath

Halloween wreaths are a great way to decorate your home and show your spooky and fun spirit. Using black and silver craft feather boa create an easy to make Halloween Wreath. Cover the foam wreath with ribbon and then feather boa. Next, wrap the wreath with polka-dotted black and orange sheer ribbon. Finish the Halloween wreath with a gorgeous Bowdabra Bow.

Materials Needed:

  • Foam Wreath
  • (2) Black and Silver Feather Boa
  • Sheer Black Polka-Dot Ribbon
  • Sheer Orange Polka-Dot Ribbon
  • 7/8″ Black Grosgrain
  • Bowdabra
  • Silver Bowdabra Bow Wire
  • Black and Orange Decorative Owl
  • Quilting Pin

 

Instructions:

1. Begin by gathering craft materials to make the wreath.

Halloween Wreaths

 

2. Cover the foam with black grosgrain ribbon.

DIY Black Ribbon

 

3. Begin to wrap the wreath with black and silver craft feather boa.

Feather Boa

 

4. Wrap the entire foam wreath with feather boa. I used two craft feather boa packages.

Halloween Foam Wreaths

 

5. Tack orange and black sheer ribbon ends to the inside of the wreath – use a quilting pin to hold it in place.

Black Sheer Ribbon

 

6. Wrap the entire wreath in the orange and black ribbon. Use the quilting pin to hold the other ends of the ribbon down.

DIY Halloween Wreath

 

7. To make the bow for the Halloween Feather Boa Wreath: Cut 24″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire, fold the wire in half and place it into the Bowdabra. Tuck the wire ends under the Bowdabra to keep them in place.

Bowdabra Bowmaking Tool

 

8. Next, cut two strands of black and orange sheer ribbon – dovetail the ends. Fold the ribbon in half to create a crease. At the crease mark place the ribbon into the Bowdabra.

 

Sheer Ribbon Online

 

9. Place the ends of the sheer ribbon into the Bowdabra.

Sheer Ribon

 

10. Fold and then twist your ribbon to create your first loop.

Twisted Ribbon

 

11. Fold and twist another loop on the other side.

DIY halloween Crafts

 

12. Continue folding and twisting to create several more loops.

 

13. Create two more smaller loops and one smallest loop. Trim away excess ribbon.

Halloween Boa Wreath

 

14. Scrunch down with the bow with the Bowdabra Bow Wand.

Bowdabra Bow Wand

 

15. While the bow is still in the Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end.

Bowdabra Bow wire

 

16. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Bowdabra.

Orange and Black Bow

 

17. Gently pull the bow out of the Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow. To tie off the bow, pinch the Bowdabra Bow Wire securely against the bow. Twist the bow 4 to 6 times in a clockwise direction.

Sheer Bow Online

 

18. Separate loops and fluff bow.

Wreath Bow Ideas

 

19. Using the Bowdabra Bow Wire attach the bow to the wreath. The excess wire is also perfect for hanging the wreath.

Hanging Black Wreath

 

20. Optional: Attach little Halloween accents like this fun owl I found at my local craft store.

Owl crafts

 

21. Hang your Feather Bow Wreath for this upcoming Halloween.

Halloween Feather Bow Wreath

Halloween crafts

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