How to make a zero waste Halloween wreath

Halloween is coming. It’s time for candy and pumpkins, costumes and creepy stories. A big part of halloween is also the decorations. I grew up with fond memories of carving pumpkins, fake webs, and pretend graveyards dolling up our front yard.

Of course, there was also a lot of single use plastic and waste too. This year, I’ve started looking for fun zero waste and plastic free options for decorating, and I got lucky when I found this tutorial by Twitchetts. All you need is some t-shirt yarn and a few sticks.

The tutorial has you use hot glue to keep them together, but since I plan to disassemble this, put the sticks back in the yard, and roll the yarn up for another project, I didn’t use it.

You will need:

4 sticks

Hot glue gun/glue sticks (optional)

White T-Shirt Yarn

Make an X out of two of the sticks, and then a + sign. The results should look like the long strands of a spider web.

Really, no one is the boss of you. Pile them up however you please, as long as they look suitably like spider web strands you’re fine.

If you glue them together the process is easier. I tied my t-shirt yarn to the center, and wound it around all the sticks to try and make it tight. I didn’t really have to bother, after weaving it around each stick once it became obvious that as long as there was tension on each branch, the yarn itself would hold it in place.

Once it is tied to the center, just wrap it around each stick, around and around in circles, like a spider web.

You’re done! Hang it on your wall, door, or where ever for a creepy (but completely upcycled) halloween decoration. For better and clearer instructions, definitely check out the tutorial we gave credit to at the beginning.

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