This lighthearted Halloween wreath
What You'll Need
- Orange paper twist
- Straw wreath
- Hot glue gun, glue sticks
- Black spray paint
- Lime green fun fur yarn
- White foam core board
- Knife tool or craft knife
- Acrylic paint: hippo grey, black
- Stencil brush
- Oval wiggle eyes:4 small, 13 to 15 medium
- Cut paper twist into approximately 1 yard pieces, and untwist pieces. Wrap
paper twist around wreath, securing ends on back of wreath with glue.
Carefully wrap the orange paper twist around the wreath.
- Place wreath on newspaper in a well-ventilated area. Lightly spray paint
wreath -- you just want small dots of black, not total coverage. Let paint dry.
Wrap wreath with yarn; secure ends of yarn on back of wreath with glue. Double
a 24-inch piece of yarn, and glue it to the back of wreath for a hanger.
- Using these patterns, trace 1 large ghost and 2 small ghosts on foam core. Cut
out. Lightly stipple hippo grey paint around edges of ghosts with stencil
Using the hippo grey paint, lightly dot the edges of the ghosts.
- Set small wiggle eyes on small ghosts, and trace around eyes. Do the same with
medium eyes and large ghost. Paint traced ovals, painting slightly outside
traced line. Paint mouth on large ghost. Let paint dry. Glue eyes on ghosts.
- Glue ghosts to wreath, with large ghost at top center and small ghosts to each
side. Glue remaining wiggle eyes to wreath.
Use a hot glue gun to attach the ghosts to the wreath.
- Make a bow from untwisted paper twist and yarn. Glue to bottom of wreath.
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