Are you looking for a spooky DIY Halloween Wreath tutorial? This one is perfect for little boys and girls that want something creepy to hang.
If you’re the mother of boys, Halloween goes from being “cute” and “cuddly” to “scary” and “cool” pretty quickly. Overnight, the little boy that loved being dressed up in that perfectly adorable cow costume all of the sudden wants to be a zombie with fake blood and guts hanging out of him. No longer are the plump, folk-art pumpkins and ghosts that adorn your home acceptable anymore.
Now, only skulls and skeletons hanging from the front door will do. Suddenly, you’ll find yourself shielding your daughter’s eyes from the blood-sucking vampire that he is insisting on shoving into the shopping cart.
As a mom of both a boy and a girl, I’m amazed at how fast boys grow up and how fast they fall in love with the scary, hideous Halloween decorations that I swore I would never…not ever…buy.
So this year, when my nephew told my sister he wanted her to get rid of all of those “baby” decorations – we found ourselves on the brink of tears.
While helping my sister respect my nephew’s newfound love of blood and guts and gore on Halloween, I was elbow deep in her Halloween decorations trying to help her figure out which ones would fall under the “baby” category.
To make the task easier, if we caught ourselves saying, “That is the cutest…”, we would add it to the “baby” pile. Needless to say, lots of her uber cute pumpkins, witches, and ghosts were set aside for this year’s decorating extravaganza.
However, with both of us having younger children, we know that lots of little kids trick-or-treat on our block. So we knew that we would need to temper his “House of Horrors” theme.
We scratched our heads and made lots of mental notes about the types of decorations that would be scary enough, but not scary-in-a-never-sleeping-again way.
We decided that skulls, spiders, skeletons, and bones were ok, which unfortunately meant that the smiling pumpkin front door wreath would have to go…pronto! But, no one wants a naked front door for Halloween, so we needed to make this new DIY Halloween Wreath.
Luckily, two heads – or four heads in this case – were better than none, and all it took was some paper mache skulls from Michael’s to get us started on a new, creepy-enough, front door decoration.
DIY HALLOWEEN WREATH: SKULLS & SPIDERS
- floral ring
- 4, paper mache skulls
- krylon white, high gloss spray paint
- krylon black, high gloss spray paint
- black sharpies
- black, self-adhesive, black gems
- jolee’s boutique glitter spider stickers
- glue gun
Step 1: In a well-ventilated area, spray paint the four paper mache skulls and the floral ring with high-gloss spray paint. Allow to dry thoroughly. We needed to do two coats of the white as the paper mache sucked up the spray paint.
Step 2: Once the skulls are dry, use a black Sharpie to outline some creepy smiles. Our paper mache skulls already had the “teeth marks”, so it made our job easier.
Step 3: Attached gems and spiders to the foreheads.
Step 4: Attach the skulls and spiders to the floral ring with a glue gun.
Thanks for Reading,
Daniele & Denine
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