I love to decorate for Halloween, both inside and out. It’s my absolute favorite holiday! One of the easiest ways to make your house creepy festive for Halloween is making a fun Halloween wreath for the front door. Wreaths are so much cheaper to make, and they really aren’t difficult.
I’m so excited to be sharing my wreath tutorial for all of you! This tutorial uses that fancy deco mesh ribbon that’s become quite popular. With a few pipe cleaners and a super cheap wire wreath, it’s a snap to make a wreath with deco mesh.
This tutorial is for a Halloween Monster Wreath. The monster has some sharp teeth and quite a few glowing orange eyeballs! I hope you have as much fun making it as I did. It looks great from the street as you drive by. You’ll do a double take and think “what is that?”
Monster Wreath Tutorial
1 wire wreath
1 roll of 18 inch wide black deco mesh
1 pkg of black pipe cleaners – 25 count
12 count pkg of small Styrofoam balls
1 piece of white craft foam
1 piece of black craft foam
20 count battery operated lights ($5.97 @Walmart for $5.97 in Halloween dept – orange and has a timer)
Hot glue gun
Small piece of black tulle
2 black zip ties
2. Gather the raw edge of the deco mesh and tie it the first inner pipe cleaner. About every 10-12 inches, gather the deco mesh and fasten it to the inside pipe cleaners. Do this all the way around.
5. Open the battery case of the lights and insert batteries and test lights. Now, flip the wreath to the back and begin attaching 4 lights together at the each wire section with one of the pipe cleaners used to attach the deco mesh. Do this 5 times.
6. After the last set of lights, wrap the last of the lights cables around the battery case, then use both zip ties to securely attach the battery case to the wire wreath. (I just cut the zip ties and replace batteries, then add new zip ties. I find this the securest way to attach the battery case to the wreath.)
7. Get all the pipe cleaners facing towards the back of the wreath and wrap them around the wires of the wreath to hide the ends.
8. Cut 10 little black circles out of the foam. Attach them to the Styrofoam balls with glue dots.
9. Cut a row of teeth out of the white foam. Set aside.
10. Using something like a screw driver or pencil, make 2 holes in the back of each Styrofoam ball to insert 2 lights. Then, insert the lights into each ball.
11. Carefully flip the wreath back over, and move the ball Styrofoam balls into the front with the deco mesh ribbon behind them. Using a hot glue gun, glue them in place in pairs.
12. Fluff the deco mesh, then attach the row of teeth at the bottom of the wreath in the ribbon.
13. Attach a piece of black tulle to the top for hanging. Turn the lights!
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