Halloween deco mesh wreath idea - Dollar Tree finds - How to make tutorial - Easy and inexpensive

Look at this super cute Halloween wreath!!

I just love Dollar Tree for holiday signs and crafting supplies. I recently found 18" wreath frames!! Usually they only sell 14" so I was super excited. 

Deco mesh (5.5")
Wreath form (18")
Chenille stems/sticks or pipe cleaners
Wire cutters

Ribbon from Michael's. 2 1/2" black glitter and orange and black stripes. 1 1/2" black ribbon. 
Frame, sign, and deco mesh from Dollar Tree.

This black and white striped mesh was found in Christmas and not Halloween. 

I usually roll the mesh like on the Halloween table centerpiece and summer wreath I made. This time I cut the mesh 17" long and made little butterfly bunches. 

Roll ends and flip over.

Bunch together in the center.

Cut chenille stems 4" or longer if you want and secure in the middle.

See! It looks like a butterfly. 

Now make a bunch!

I made 48 total.

I attached all the chenille stems on the center ring in each section.

The sign was thin so I used a piece of wood attached with hot glue before stapling the chenille stems. I attached 3 on the back of the sign and added a little hot glue to secure the staple.

I removed the rope hanger and used the chenille stems to secure the sign to the metal wreath form.

6' loops with a 5' tail. I made loops and twisted in the middle before making my next loop. 

I unfortunately don't have great pics of the bow because that black glitter was EVERYWHERE!!! 
It's pretty but pretty messy. 
Dovetail cut on the ends of each ribbon.

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Care package pumpkin - Mail a candy bucket - No box needed - Halloween themed treats and novelty gifts/toys

I just mailed my Halloween care package pumpkins again!!!  Sharing what treats I sent this year and how much they cost to mail.

Mini light-up pumpkin - HEB Instant towels - Michael's Light-up bracelets - Target Skeleton hair clips - Walmart Grow your own toy - Michael's PEZ dispensers - CVS Bloody bones candy - Target Candy - Walgreens Pumpkin buckets - Walmart

I think these Monster Kisses are so cute!

I made the lid the same but used black foam board instead to match the pumpkins. 

Tested Sharpies and paint pens to see what would show up best. 

Silver paint pen worked the best.

Used packing tape to seal the lid to the pumpkin bucket.

UPDATE: They all arrived and only one took an extra day to arrive.

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Large balloon number stand - how to make tutorial - prevent the frame from falling over

I love these balloon number frames and sharing an easy way to make sure they don't fall over.

The side pieces of the frame are 6" wide and stand pretty well indoors. I usually try to fill the bottom area tight with balloons for extra support. The USA balloons letters were outdoors all day and it was windy. Since the foam board is light weight they can fall over easily. 

The stands make the frames lean back just a little but you can barely tell.

The side pieces on this one are a little longer because I used scrap foam board. 

Use hot glue to attach the side pieces to the center foam board.

Use hot glue to attach the stand to the bottom of the frame on the back.

These dimensions can be tweaked.

The width is just under 9". Try to make it smaller than the width of the frame so you can't see it from the front.

The frame will lean back sightly. 

I used weights to place on the stand but you could also use bags of sand or rocks. 

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