Make a DIY Halloween wreath for your door
Andrea teaches you how to make your own DIY Halloween door wreath!
Andrea from Alquimia Deco believes that an authentic Halloween party needs a personalised welcome wreath on the door. That’s why she thought of making one to give a spooky welcome to her guests. She hopes you like her Nordic design.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Polystyrene mold
- Knitting Wool
- Halloween skulls
- Halloween beads
- Plastic googly eyes
- Happy Halloween sign
- Superglue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex)
Get the Materials
To make the DIY Halloween wreath, you will need a polystyrene mold, a piece of cloth, knitting wool, some Halloween beads, plastic eyes of different sizes, black plastic skulls, superglue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex), and a Happy Halloween sign.
Cover the Polystyrene mold
Cut a long piece of cloth, and start to cover the polystyrene mold. You don’t need to add glue the first time you cover the mold, as the cloth will hold right itself. Be aware that you will need to place the cloth firmly to avoid excessive thickness on the sides.
Glue the cloth
Continue covering the mold with more layers of cloth. After two or three layers it’s necessary to apply some superglue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex) to ensure a tight grip.
Use the knitting wool
After you’ve done step 2, cut a long string of wool. Wrap the string around the mold and put a dot of superglue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex). Continue wraping the mold forming an X shape, and finally, glue the end of the string onto the mold with some superglue.
Wool wrapping result
This is how Andrea's mold has ended up looking, but you can try any shape or colour you want, and you will achieve a different effect.
Placing the googly eyes
Now you can start gluing the googly eyes. Andrea chose to place them onto the mold to give the wreath a “mysterious” look.
Glue the 'Happy Halloween' sign
Once you’ve glued all the googly eyes, it’s time to place the Happy Halloween sign. Make sure it’s well centred and glue it to the mold with some drops of superglue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex) and it’s ready! Your Halloween sign is firmly placed.
Glue the Halloween skulls
Finally, you glue the Halloween skulls. Using superglue (e.g. Loctite Super Glue Power Flex), stick the skulls in different places to finish up your door wreath. Once it’s dry, it will be ready to hang on the entrance door.
As you can see, it’s a super fun and easy to make Halloween ornament. This way, when your guests arrive they will have a lovely welcome to your home. The idea is to prepare them for afrightening party inside that everyone will want to join! What about you, do you like to decorate your doors? You can discover many more tutorials in Andrea's website, Alquimia Deco, she'll be waiting for you!