‘Easy’ is the name of the game when it comes to making this Halloween monster wreath! Just wrap feather boas around Styrofoam, pin in place then add bloodshot eyeballs, felt horns and a mouth. Then you’ll have a fun character to hang on the front door to greet trick or treaters.

For this project, get the least expensive boas you can find. Remember, the wreath will hang outside—not in a juried art show!

You’ll find 3-D eyeballs at your local party supply or costume store. If you have trouble finding them, painting ping pong balls to look like the real thing is a great alternative.

Use stiffened felt to give your ‘monster’ horns and a mouth. It cuts more easily than regular felt—those fangs will look sharp!

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Halloween monster wreath instructions
  • 10″ flat back foam wreath
  • 2 [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ9IB02/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00BJ9IB02&linkCode=as2&tag=chery01-20&linkId=5A5VKMEYLLFXAEDG” target=”_blank” title=”Light Green Feather Boa”]light green feather boas[/url]
  • 1 [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DD0S6MI/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00DD0S6MI&linkCode=as2&tag=chery01-20&linkId=JFDCI72UXGAHC66C” target=”_blank” title=”Kelly Green Feather Boa”]dark green feather boa[/url]
  • straight pins
  • 7 – 1″ [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005PA8QCE/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B005PA8QCE&linkCode=as2&tag=chery01-20&linkId=P4LFSBNDUKVM5FHB” target=”_blank” title=”Plastic Eyeballs”]plastic eyeballs[/url]
  • small scissors
  • awl
  • hammer
  • 14 [url href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NP1RIA/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001NP1RIA&linkCode=as2&tag=chery01-20&linkId=BLK4OTQEJZ3J2LMI” target=”_blank” title=”Green Chenille Pipe Cleaners”]green chenille pipe cleaners[/url]
  • hot glue gun
  • pencil
  • 1 sheet each – green, black and white stiffened felt
  • wire for hanging (optional)
  1. First, wrap the light green feather boa loosely around the wreath, completely covering it. Attach with straight pins as needed to secure.
  2. Then wrap the dark green boa around the wreath, spacing it evenly so some of the light green boa is visible. Attach with straight pins as needed.
  3. Next, punch a small hole in the back of each eyeball, using an awl and hammer.
  4. Twist two pipe cleaners together then dab hot glue on one end. Push that end through the hole in the eyeball, gluing it in place. Choose where and how high to place the eye on your wreath then secure it by wrapping the pipe cleaners tightly around the wreath. (The feathers should hide most of the pipe cleaner.) Repeat for the remaining eyeballs.
  5. Draw 2 horns onto green stiffened felt. Cut out and attach the lower portion of each horn to the back of the wreath using pins.
  6. Draw a mouth and teeth using black and white stiffened felt. Cut out and glue teeth to the mouth. Attach the mouth to the wreath with a few pins
  7. Hang on an over-the-door hanger or make a wire loop for the back of your wreath.
We used straight pins, but T-pins have a bar at the top of the pin to secure hard-to-hold fabrics in place. They’re perfect for crafts, upholstery and bulky fabrics.