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Creepy Crawly Halloween Wreath

I have been having fun making wreaths this year. I recently made this pine cone wreath. It is great for fall, but I wanted to make a wreath for Halloween. I saw this neat Halloween wreath on Martha Stewart's web site, so I decided to make my own version of it.

What you will need:

  • Grapevine wreath
  • Black spray paint
  • Small plastic snakes
  • Glue gun
  • Ribbon to hang (optional)

This wreath is really easy to make. After you paint it, you can finish it in less than an hour.

Halloween wreath

Take the grapevine wreath outside and place it on some newspapers. Give it a couple good coats of the black spray paint. After it is dry, turn it over and paint the other side.

I found the plastic snakes for this project at Walmart in the birthday party favor section. You can spray paint the snakes any color you want to. For the one on the Martha Stewart web site, they spray painted all the snakes black. It looks pretty cool, but the whole wreath is then black. I liked the black wreath with the neon colored snakes better, so I didn't paint them. Note: If you do paint them, you may need to add a coat of primer first to make the paint stick.

Use a hot glue gun to glue the snakes to the wreath. If you want to use a ribbon to hang the wreath, tie a piece of Halloween ribbon to the top of the wreath. I didn't use ribbon on mine, I just placed the wreath on the wreath hanger.

It's that easy! In an hour or less you can have your front door decorated for Halloween. This project costs less than $10 to make. If you have an old grapevine wreath laying around, just spray paint it! This would be a fun project to do with your kids.

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