So I hadn't actually intended to make a wreath; I set out to simply needle felt a ghost. After I had made the needle-felted acorns, I thought that it might be fun to make something specifically for Halloween.
I had some black and white alpaca roving (the same kind as the brown that I used here).
I started with the white, and felted it into a ghost shape. This is part way through the process:
Then I took three small bits of black roving to felt the eyes and mouth right onto the white part.
Once I was finished, I took a small piece of silver ribbon and sewed it through the back of the ghost near the top, so I could hang it.
It was at that point that inspiration struck (as I was trying to think where exactly I was going to hang this small ghost ornament). I remembered that I had a wreath form that I had gotten ages ago, which was languishing in the back of a drawer in my craft room. And as I was wondering what yarn to use, I remembered this skein of black mohair leftover from a(n unfinished) knitting project. It seemed perfectly Halloween-ish as its texture is rather cobwebby. I also grabbed some sparkly silver pipe cleaners.
I wound the yarn around and around the wreath. I was quite generous with the yarn, and went over the whole thing twice, and I still had probably half the skein left (the wreath form is an 8" one).
When I was done wrapping the yarn around, I partially wove the end in, tied the ghost on, and finished weaving in the end.
Then I started at the top, and wrapped the silver pipe cleaner around, attaching each new one to the previous one at the back. I used 6 pipe cleaners for this. There was just enough of the last pipe cleaner left when I had made my way back up to the top to make a little hoop for hanging:
And there it is! A cute little ghost wreath for Halloween.
I think this would be a fun project to do with kids, too. If you were worried about them needle-felting (depending on their age), the ghost could be cut from regular felt, or you could make those kleenex-ghosts to hang from the middle.
Are you making anything for Halloween?