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October 8, 2011 at 12:32 am

Monster Halloween Wreath Tutorial

Monster Halloween Wreath Tutorial

The boyz have been knocked out with colds one right after another as of late, and so I have been a regular in our Pediatrician’s office.  One of those visits I was thumbing through an issue of Family Fun Magazine and saw this wreath…

In a house full of young boyz, monsters are the perfect Halloween decor choice.  I then spent the better part of three days checking every craft and fabric store in my surrounding area for purple faux fur.  I came up empty handed.
At my last stop, JoAnn’s, I was disappointed but determined to make this work.  I wandered the aisles and came across the feather boas.  I chose two bright blue, and right away they gave me that Sesame Street, Muppets kind of feel and I was sold.
The supplies I needed were:
2 lengths of feather boa
1 foam wreath form
1 Dozen Plastic Eyeballs (Available at Dollar Tree)
Red Pipecleaners
Length of ribbon to hang it
Hot Glue Gun/Glue
I wrapped the boas around the form and hot glued as I went along.
Then I added the eyeballs
I wanted to add a little more oomph than the orignal inspiration, so I took pipe cleaners out and wrapped them along the length of a pen.
The clip held them in place while I wrapped and then they all came out uniform and the same size.
I then just pressed them into the wreath form, as they are metal at the core.  Add the ribbon to the top and your finished!
We all love how it came out!
This is sure to be a staple in our family for some time.
I can’t wait to show you what we are going to decorate the trees outside our front door with next week!

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  1. Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea says:

    What a fun project! I really love the colors! Newest follower!

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  2. That is just ridiculously CUTE! My kids love monsters. They would love something like that. I'd have to make a pink and a blue one, ha ha! =)

  3. That is super cute!!

  4. Love your monster wreath…featuring you on my blog.

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