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How to Make a Halloween Duck-oration Wreath

How to Make a Halloween Duck-oration Wreath

My daughter loves rubber ducks. Last year for Christmas, I had bought her a couple dozen small rubber ducks from Oriental Trading. Not until my order arrived did I realize that the plastic used to make the ducks was not recommended for young children. I therefore bought some safe ducks from Munchkin and Infantino for her, but I still had a box full of various non-baby safe rubber ducks including a couple dozen holiday ducks.

While gazing at my box of unusable ducks one day, I realized that I had some craft potential on my hands. My daughter could not play with the unsafe rubber ducks, but I could make some holiday decorations that captured her love of the toy. After much thought and consideration, I decided to make holiday wreaths with the rubber ducks. I could hang the wreaths up and out of reach from my daughter, but she could still have fun looking at the decoration from a safe distance.

If you too love rubber ducks, here are my simple instructions for making a Halloween duck-oration wreath.

How to Make a Halloween Duck-oration Wreath

Materials

Instructions

Straw Wreath and Halloween Rubber Ducks Halloween Rubber Ducks

Use the fishing line to sew the rubber ducks onto the straw wreath. You may find that poking starter holes in the rubber ducks with the safety pin makes pushing the needle through easier. Use the pliers to pull the needle through also makes sewing through the ducks easier.

Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 1 Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 2

Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 3 Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 4

I sewed the ducks onto the wreath by making two separate stitches through the bottom of each duck. The two stitches secured the ducks firmly to the wreath. A single stitch left the duck a little too wobbly.

Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 5 Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 6

Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 7 Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 8

I sewed a ring of ducks around the face of the wreath and on the inside of the wreath. I also sewed a few ducks around the outside of the wreath.

Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 9 Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 10

After sewing the rubber ducks onto the wreath, use hot glue to attach the garland to the wreath. Weave the garland around the ducks. Glue the garland as necessary to assure a firm attachment.

Halloween Garland and the Rubber Duck Wreath White Ghost and Purple Bat Garland

I used three different patterns of Halloween garland that I interwove to create a block pattern around the wreath.

Hot Gluing the Halloween Garland to the Straw Wreath 1 Hot Gluing the Halloween Garland to the Straw Wreath 2

Wrapping the Halloween Garland Around the Wreath 1 Wrapping the Halloween Garland Around the Wreath 2

After the hot glue dries, display your Halloween duck-oration wreath.

Halloween Duck-oration Wreath

Happy Halloween!

For more fun rubber duck wreath ideas, try my Thanksgiving duck-oration wreath, Christmas duck-oration wreath, Valentine’s Day duck-oration wreath, St. Patrick’s Day duck-oration wreath, Easter duck-oration wreath, and patriotic duck-oration wreath.

Image Credits

How to Make a Halloween Duck-oration Wreath © 2013 Heather Johnson
How to Make a Halloween Duck-oration Wreath © 2013 Heather Johnson
Straw Wreath and Halloween Rubber Ducks © 2013 Heather Johnson
Halloween Rubber Ducks © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 1 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 2 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 3 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 4 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 5 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 6 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 7 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 8 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 9 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Sewing Halloween Rubber Ducks onto the Straw Wreath 10 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Halloween Garland and the Rubber Duck Wreath © 2013 Heather Johnson
White Ghost and Purple Bat Garland © 2013 Heather Johnson
Hot Gluing the Halloween Garland to the Straw Wreath 1 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Hot Gluing the Halloween Garland to the Straw Wreath 2 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Wrapping the Halloween Garland Around the Wreath 1 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Wrapping the Halloween Garland Around the Wreath 2 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Halloween Duck-oration Wreath © 2013 Heather Johnson

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