I love Halloween! But what I love even more than Halloween is an easy and uncomplicated craft project. This Halloween Monster Wreath fits the bill. It is kid-friendly, fluffy and captures all of the fun of the holiday with glow-in-the-dark eyeballs and lots of texture thanks to the feathers. And, did I mention it was easy?!?
What I really love about this wreath is the texture and movement. The feathers sway in the breeze like our monster is on the move! But if you ask my kids what they love, it is those glow-in-the-dark eyeballs that glow green at night. So fun and spooky!
I love crafting, but I don’t like crafts that are complicated or require a lot of steps, time or supplies to complete. You just need five products for this little monster, plus a glue gun and some scissors. And it comes together so quickly too!
You need just a few supplies
- FloraCraft Foam Ring (I used a 12″)
- 6′ Feather boa in black
- Ribbon (I used a black & white stripe I had on hand)
- Five or six 12-packs of Glow Eyeballs
- Dressmaker pins
- Hot glue gun and scissors (not pictured)
Ready to get started?
Step 1. Take your wreath form and begin gluing the feather boa down (available from hobby, party and toy stores). A 6′ boa gives you just enough feathers for a 12″ wreath. Add a dot of glue to the outside edge of the wreath, then start applying a line of glue and pressing down on the boa as you go. When you reach the beginning, trim off the boa and repeat along the inside of the wreath.
Step 2. Use glue and fallen feathers to fill in the gaps so your form is completely covered. Kinda pretty as is, right?
Step 3. Go ahead and add your ribbon. Your wreath will be heavy, so I chose to use a slipknot to hold it. Add a few pins or glue to keep the knot from loosening.
Step 4. Now you are ready to add your glow-in-the-dark eyeballs. I used five 12-packs I picked up from U.S. Toy. I love the monster-ish green that adds so much color to the wreath. To apply them, use your dressmaker pins and push the pointed end into the back of an eyeball. Don’t worry. The head will easily push into your wreath form.
Step 5. Add a dot of glue at the base.
Step 6. Now, push that puppy into the wreath form and hold for a few seconds while the glue sets. The pin + glue combo provides lots of support to the eyeballs.
And that is it! Eye told you it was easy! (Get it?!?)
It’s just so spooky, silly and fun all rolled into one!
You could also use a colored boa or a Halloween-themed ribbon, some small signage … definitely personalize it to reflect your favorite colors and Halloween decor!
If you try it, let me know! Take a picture and tag it #3lmstudio on Instagram.