Bring Halloween into The Holidays with this Nightmare Before Christmas Wreath

It’s time to decorate for the holidays! All of these warm fuzzy feelings can sometimes get to be a little too much, what better way to get in the holiday spirit then to make it scary! This wreath from The Nightmare Before Christmas is the perfect blend of holiday spirit and spooky! Let us craft!!

What you’ll need:

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  • 2 Pine garlands (I got the artificial kind from the 99 cent store!)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black paint
  • Yellow paint
  • 2 Paint brushes (one round, one flat)
  • Styrofoam ball
  • Printer paper (1 sheet should work)
  • 1 red ribbon

Step One:

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First you’ll take your garland and unravel it a bit. You can decide how big to make it (just remember, the bigger you make it, the more garland you’ll need). Cut off a piece about a foot long from the second garland and start weaving it back and forth through the top of the circle, this will help it hold its shape as well as make it look like there’s a little head up top.

Step Two:

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Take your Styrofoam ball and cut it in half. Now take that half and cut out an almost shaped piece to make a menacing eyeball. You can also shave down the back so it will sit more flush in the garland.


Step Three:

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Next we’re going to paint the eyeballs. I used acrylic paint because it dries faster, but honestly it still took a long time to dry on the Styrofoam, so just go with what you got. Paint the whole eyeball yellow and once that’s dry, paint a black circle for the pupil. Let dry.


Step Four:

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While you’re waiting for your glue to dry, you can start on the teeth! Take the printer paper and place under the wreath and trace some sharp pointed teeth. Cut out the teeth and hot glue to the back of the wreath. I did the top and bottom separately to shape it a little easier, but just go with what ya feel!

Step Five:

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Next we add the bow! I had to make this bow out of some scrap ribbon I had because I forgot to buy one! Make it easy on yourself and go ahead and buy a premade bow. Or don’t. Maybe you’re an excellent bow maker, I don’t know you.

Step Six:

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Time to add the eyeballs! You’re gonna want to hot glue the bejesus out of these things. They may be a little heavy and the garland I bought was not exactly top shelf stuff. They held on so, no harm no foul.


Step Seven:

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My favorite step. Hang up to scare the ever loving Christ out of your kid when he gets home from school!

This is the perfect way to add some creepiness into your holiday home! I love the holidays but I do miss Halloween the other 11 months of the year; this is a great way to stretch out my decorations for another couple of months!

James Martin

James is a lover and a fighter; a bad boy with a heart of gold. When she's not at her boxing gym or binge-watching 30 Rock for the 100th time, she's talking about a gruesome murder she recently learned about. She loves reading, doing it herself, and making inappropriate comment at inappropriate volumes. She often puts on random accents for no apparent reason, usually while dancing like nobody's watching (but they are).

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