The Art of Darkness

Stripey Tights Wreath

October 3rd, 2012 by Cobwebs

Stocking WreathJust look at this gorgeous thing.

Over at Seeing Things, Marilyn takes wonderful advantage of the striped “witch stockings” that show up around Halloween by making a spectacular wreath. I love the over-the-top trimmings.

The instructions are really simple, and obviously you could use any patterned stockings that you like: I think this would look great using black-and-white stripes as part of a Nightmare Before Christmas wreath, or spiderweb-patterned tights embellished with glittery spiders. Instead of a wreath, the covered styrofoam balls could also be strung together as a decorative garland. They might also be used individually as holiday ornaments; just hide the gathered ends with a tuft of curled ribbon (or a little plastic skull).

Costume tights are cheap and easy to find right now, although if you can bear to wait this is the kind of project where it really pays to stock up at after-Halloween clearance sales. Get a bunch of different patterns and experiment. A door wreath would make a nice hostess gift for a Halloween party as well.

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2 Responses

  1. pensive Says:

    yes yes a thousand times yes.

    mini wreaths for all the windows.

    best craft ever.

  2. xJane Says:

    I like the last step.

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