An Easy – Not So Scary – Halloween Wreath

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 in Do It Yourself, Fun for Kids, Home Decor | 0 comments

I love simple holiday crafts that are quick, easy, and inexpensive.  This wreath is all of those things and more!  With a few simple supplies and a few minutes you can create this adorably silly googly eyed wreath to decorate your home this Halloween.  This is the perfect – not so scary – wreath for your home if you have little ones!  It will delight them and adults too.

When I spotted this wreath in the Halloween craft section of the website favecrafts I could not wait to give it a go!  It was a great little project to do with the kids, and I couldn’t wait to see their faces when we finished it.  They loved helping to create this silly Halloween wreath to decorate our home for Halloween.  The original  tutorial calls for : Balls, 10 each: 1″; 1-1/2″  and a Wreath, Round Face, 12″ x 2-1/2″ x 1″.  I opted to use things that I already had around the house and I think it turned out great.

You will need:

  • 1 pool noodle (or other wreath form)
  • serrated knife to cut noodle
  • hot glue and tape to create wreath form
  • 8-10 Styrofoam balls in desired size
  • 2 black feather boas
  • black acrylic paint and round foam brush

For a wreath form I used an old faded pool noodle.  Now is a great time to hit up the summer clearance sections at department stores to get these for next to nothing.  I cut the noodle at angles so that it would fit nicely into a circle.  You can adjust the size easily by cutting the noddle to create a circle wreath in just the right size.  I used hot glue to attach the two ends of the noodle and also added some transparent box tape to hold it in place while the glue dried.

For the eyes I used 8 Styrofoam balls that I had left from another project.  You can find them at any craft store in lots of different sizes.  I then put the balls one at a time into a glass (that it would not fall into) to hold the ball in place for painting.  I used acrylic paint and a round foam brush to dot on the googly eyes.  My little girl helped with this and she thought it was super fun to create the eyes.  We then let the paint dry on the eyes and got our noodle wreath form all ready to cover.  I purchased two new black feather boas from Goodwill.  I think they were about $6.00 each and they were the perfect size.  I started by gluing the boa to the wreath form in one spot and the wrapping and gluing it around the form as I went.  I was sure to make sure the spacing was even and that all of the form was covered completely.  I then glued the eyes together in pairs and placed them randomly around the wreath.  I used hot glue to secure them to the boa covered wreath at different angles.

It turned out so cute and the kids got a huge kick out of it when it was complete.  It is one of those things that just makes you smile and cheers up our house for Halloween.  Since the kids are still pretty little – scary things don’t go over very well, but this reminded them of Elmo, Cookie Monster, and all things silly and fun.

Our last step was to find the perfect spot to hang our new wreath.  I had the perfect spot by the front door that needed a final touch – and this silly wreath was just right.  While the weather is still nice I plan to leave it outside under the covered porch, but I’m not sure it will hold up to a lot of wind weather, or dare I say the “S” word – snow.  So I think I will be moving it indoors after a couple weeks of greeting our guests on the porch.

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