This DIY Chinese lantern wreath works for fall, Halloween and everything in between! It’s an easy craft that looks good in any season!
I know some of you might not be ready for Halloween. And who could blame you? Most of us are char-broiling to some degree or another, and dammit, there’s still a few ticks left on the Summer Vacation Clock!
But Halloween never sleeps, madam.
Oh, it may close its eyes and lure you into a false sense of security thinking it’s gone away until October, but it’s always there and always aware.
And always watching.
(Bonus points if you read that list sentence with Rose’s voice from Monsters, Inc.)
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There are millions of us around the globe who refuse to let the Halloween spirit die…or even get a peaceful slumber! Millions of of us who keep the orange flame burning from November until the following October.
Mind you, we’re the tame ones of the bunch!
We can let Big H rest for a few months, but honestly, the planning kinda starts in October…for the Halloween coming a year later!
Plan, plan, plan until July, and by then my babes is like a gas can left outside in a heat wave. She’s pure energy just waiting to be released.
So to the consternation of some and the delight of many, we start our Halloween in July to give you all more than enough time to plan, buy and build.
But we know it can be a jarring transition for some. So for all you summer holdouts and skeleton deniers, I propose a truce. A peace offering. Because this DIY Chinese lantern wreath will look equally classy hanging out amongst the moldering bones of October and the crisp leaves of September.
And if you’re like us, you’ll think it looks right at home any day of the year! So let’s get to it!
Chinese Lantern Wreath VIDEO Tutorial
The Chinese lantern wreath video is not yet ready, but here’s the video for the skeleton hand wreath holder.
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- Free Vintage Movie Monster Printables
- DIY Halloween Fire Wreath
- DIY Cousin Itt Pathway Light
- Gallery Of The Faceless – Easy Halloween Wall Decor
- DIY Lighted Witch Hat (Grandin Road Inspired)
- Apothecary Jars And Free Printable Labels
- Free Vintage Witch Printables
- DIY Witch Legs (Grandin Road Inspired)
- Dishes Of Darkness: Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Plates
DIY Chinese Lantern Wreath Tutorial
Step 1 – Lay the moss
Lay one of the black moss garlands around the wreath form and clip off the twisted wire end. While you’re at it, clip the wire end from the other garland.
Hot glue the black moss to the wreath form here and there. I love this black Spanish moss. It’s classy and creepy enough for all occasions from weddings to baby showers!
Lay the other garland over the first and repeat. And speaking of garlands (and weddings), I think these should be worn by brides instead of those tacky lacy things. Who’s with me?
Step 2 – Trim the Chinese lanterns
Use wire cutters to detach the stems from their bunch.
Step 3 – Fill the wreath
Start filling the wreath by poking the cut end of the stems into the form.
Work around the form until you have a beautiful fiery wreath.
It’s just as easy as that! If I can do it, you can do it, so get on out there and start wreathing!
Oh, and while I was making this wreath, we came up with an idea for another wreath…
A Halloween wreath…
And it’s going to be one for the ages, so keep a wary eye peeled…
Until then, here’s our DIY Chinese Lantern Wreath enjoying some fine summer weather!