x

DIY Halloween Wreath

By Megan O. Andersen

Overview

This googly-eyed wreath is the perfect way to keep an eye out for trick-or-treaters on Halloween. With glow-in-the-dark accents, it will look great day or night.

Supplies

To make this wreath you'll need a 14-inch foam wreath, a spool of orange tulle, a pair of scissors, straight pins, 150 ping pong balls, a pink or red permanent marker, glow-in-the-dark paint, a foam paint brush, 150 googly eyes in assorted sizes, 50+ glue sticks and a glue gun

Prep the Wreath

Wrap the foam wreath with two layers of orange tulle. Wrapping the foam will help the glue stick and give your wreath a festive base color. Snip the tulle off the spool when the wreath is completely wrapped. Use straight pins to secure the tulle to the foam wreath.

Make the Eyes

With a red or pink permanent marker, draw veins that start at one side of the ball and spider out all over the surface. Leave one small area open. Repeat this on about half of your ping pong balls. Leave the second half plain white.

Make the Eyes Glow

Use the foam paintbrush to apply an even coat of the glow-in-the-dark paint onto the “bloodshot” eyes.

Add the Pupils

Place a dab of glue in the center of a bloodshot eyeball or anywhere on the plain white balls. Repeat to apply googly eyes to each eyeball.

Build Up the Wreath

Squirt a generous amount of hot glue on the back of an eyeball and place it on the tulle-covered wreath. Continue, covering half of the wreath with eyeballs.

Hang the wreath

Cut a length of tulle, wrap it around the foam wreath and tie it off with a square knot or a bow. Pin down the tulle so you have a way to hang your wreath. Add eyeballs to the remaining half of the wreath.

Display the Wreath

Hang the wreath on your front door and enjoy the looks your door gets (and gives!) this Halloween season.

About the Author

Megan O. Andersen has been crafting, baking, cooking, drawing, sculpting and gardening since she could hold a crayon. She swapped her suit jacket for a non-stick smock in 2010 and hasn't looked back. She's an experienced marketing professional, craft show vendor, seasoned event coordinator, photography instructor and writer who approaches every new craft with the same mantra, “How hard could it be?”