monster wreath tutorial

Halloween is tomorrow! (Eeep!  Are you ready?)  Luckily, you can whip up your very own guard monster to keep tricksters at bay in no time!  This wreath would also be a great decoration for a monster-themed party any time of the year.

Project estimate:

  • Four feather boas, $4 and up
  • Small wreath form, $1 and up
  • Two ice cream cone dog toys, $2 and up
  • Silver craft paint, on hand
  • Googly eyes, on hand or $1 and up
  • Spiked slap bracelet, $1
  • Popsicle stick, on hand or $1 and up
  • Hot glue gun and glue, on hand
  • Paintbrushes, on hand

Total: $8 and up

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supplies to make a monster wreath

 

Step 1: Wrap the Wreath form.

Secure the end of one of the boas to the wreath form with hot glue. Wrap it through the wreath form to cover it. Repeat using two additional boas to completely cover the wreath.

guard monster wreath tutorial step 1

 

Once the wreath form is completely covered, use glue to secure one end of the fourth boa and wrap it around the outside circumference of the wreath, securing it every few inches with hot glue.

guard monster wreath tutorial step 2

 

Step 2: Make the horns

Use your scissors to cut the cone portion from the ice cream cone dog toys.

guard monster wreath tutorial step 3

 

Use silver craft paint to paint the cones. Set them aside to dry. If desired, you could add silver glitter to them as well!

guard monster wreath tutorial step 4

 

Step 3: Finishing details

To create a base to hold the collar (slap bracelet) on the monster, break the popsicle stick roughly into thirds. Space the two rounded ends out the width of the spikes on the bracelet and attach to the wreath form with hot glue.

monster wreath tutorial step 7

 

Allow the glue to set completely before wrapping the ends of the slap bracelet around the popsicle stick anchors.

monster wreath tutorial step 8

 

Once the  horns are dry, secure them to the top of the wreath with hot glue.

monster wreath tutorial step 9

 

Add the googly eyes and you’re ready to hang!

how to make a monster wreath