Check it Out! It's almost Halloween! I don't have a ton of decorations like I did before the fire but I have found that it's okay. Now that my kids are teens, they really aren't in to all the trick or treating and dressing up, so I don't need to decorate quite like I did in the past.
Last Halloween I got a chance to shop the after Halloween 80% off sale at Target. I found some really great buys. One of those purchases was this eyeball wreath. It was normally $20 so I got it for like $4!
When I pulled the wreath out to decorate this year, I realized it was pretty plain and in fact had a few empty spots where an eyeball or two was missing. So I decided to gather up some of the other goodies I snagged at the sales and give this wreath a little pizzazz!
My supplies also included:
- Halloween Letter Sheet (Martha Stewart Crafts)
- Halloween metallic trims (Martha Stewart Crafts)
- Wide Mesh Ribbon
- Trick/Treat Picks (from a pack of cupcake decorations)
Although I bought the basic wreath, it could be easily constructed with a round styrofoam wreath, painted black, black tinsel and an assortment of eyeballs. Just drape the tinsel all around the wreath gluing it down. Add the eyeballs all around the wreath.
I wanted to add some dimension to this wreath so I chose to add mesh ribbon gathered and glued to the back of the wreath. This could be done in many ways but I just gathered it up as I went around the back of the wreath.
After I added the mesh ribbon I prepared my letters. I cut the letters BOO out and then adhered them to cobweb themed paper and then onto a cardboard tag. I removed the string from the tags to make a frame for my letters.
I glued my letters to the wreath, added some of those trick and treat picks along with some pieces of the metallic trim.