Let’s be honest here, I’ve been trying to make this wreath for more than two years. Yes, I know how hard could it be. At first it was all about the Michael Myers Halloween wreath having a coffin on it. Then I moved on to the kids clown mask which could only be found for $80. Arrived at the idea of a paper mache mask from Rob Zombie’s version. Gave that idea up! Moved on to what you see below.
Halloween the original 1978 movie came out the month I was born. Don’t do the math, my son will tell you I am vintage just like the movie. With the new movie release it inspired me to go in the direction of decorating towards the original film. As a result, I was finally able to come up with a good game plan for my Halloween wreath.
Secondly, with some design skills and scouring the internet for some movie original fonts the wood pieces on the wreath came to life. The first wood piece is that of the original Halloween movie title. Boogeyman is the second piece in which comes from young Tommy in the original films calling Michael Myers the boogeyman. Lastly, the image of the pumpkin is from the original Halloween movie cover.
Additionally, for this wreath I used two different techniques with the mesh to achieve the full look of the wreath. The first technique is from this video which show the easiest way to use the mesh. The second technique is cutting a piece of mesh, rolling, then doing that to a second piece. Place the two rolls together with ribbon and tie off with pipe cleaner. Those pieces I add in to the bare places for filler.
Finally, I glue all the little wood pieces that I made with card stock, wood, and mod podge to the wreath. The wood pieces I found at Hobby Lobby and then cut the card stock to that size. Painted mod podge onto the wood then placed the image onto it. Then I mod podge over the top of the image. Let dry then paint the sides black to cover up the wood.
Once dry I hot glue these items to the mesh. While ready made items can be easier to glue on to wreaths like the knife it’s far more creative for me to make something you can’t just buy at the store. This Michael Myers Halloween wreath will now be a part of my Halloween decorations for years to come. That’s what I love so much about making wreaths. You can easily used them year after year.