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How to Make a Halloween Pentagram Wreath
Make a Halloween Pentagram Wreath using newspapers, carboard and old fabric.
As Halloween approaches, the more decorations we see. Not too many people use Halloween wreaths and I have always believed that decorations on your door are the welcome sign kids need when knocking.
Wanting to get into the spirit this year, I decided to make my own wreath. I looked around for something circular for the base of my wreath but found nothing. Then I wondered why are all wreaths round? When I think of Halloween, I think of witches, ghosts, skeletons and pentagrams. And I do love my stars, so that's where my idea evolved.
Let's get to it!
For this project you will need:
- Old newspapers
- Fabric scraps (any color you want your pentagram to be).
- String or rope
- Hot glue gun
I used the cardboard from the bottom of water bottle packages and cut them into strips. I aligned them into a star shape and glued them down.
Using old newspapers I was getting ready to trash, I wrapped them around the cardboard several times until I got the thickness I wanted. You can make them thinner if you like. The more newspaper you use, the stronger the star.
Using fabric from some old pants I no longer wanted, I cut thick strips about 6 inches wide and wrapped them around the star over the newspaper, gluing down each end until the star was covered. I especially made sure to cover the edges, which rounded them out.
Seeing the edges rounded out, I decided to cut thinner strips of fabric and tie balls on each point of the star, allowing the ends of fabric to flow, then cut them thinner for a more appealing look.
The star was so plain at this point, I knew I wanted to put something in the center. Of course you can put whatever you want but I chose some rustic flowers I had laying around and just hot glued them to the center, tying them with a purple bow.
When I hung up the star on my front door, I realized the weight was pulling on the fabric where I glued the strips to to form the star in the beginning. I wanted it secure so I looked around for rope. Not seeing any, I found an old belt and broke off the strings and tied the points where the fabric was pulling.
With the pentagram secure and lovely, I used the same rope to tie it to my door knocker and since my door is already orange, I decided not to add any orange to the pentagram, leaving a nice dark contrast to the door, a perfect sign for the holiday.
TIP: Please remember there is a difference between a Pentagram used in Wicca and an inverted Pentagram. The difference is simple. The point of the star that points UP is for protection against evil. The point of the star that points DOWN is the opposite.