An Eye-Popping Halloween Wreath Idea

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When it comes to creating a Halloween wreath for your front door, there are so many creepy options. You could go all arachnid with a spiderweb wreath or squash the competition with a ‌gourdalicious‌ pumpkin wreath. But why not delight trick-or-treaters with a brilliant eye-dea: An eyeball Halloween wreath that'll help you keep an eye on things while you hand out the Halloween candy!

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Our tutorial combines a few fun store-bought items, like a feather wreath base and flowers, plus the option to create DIY eyeballs or use ones found at a craft store or dollar store.

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Whatever you choose, this Halloween wreath is sure to have all the neighborhood trick-or-treaters putting your house on their eye-tinerary this year. (Sorry, we couldn't resist!)

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How to make a Halloween eyeball wreath

1. Pop the flower heads off the stems

We found these creepy eyeball flowers at the Dollar Tree store in the Halloween craft section and simply popped the heads off the stems to use them in our door decoration. We used both black and purple flowers

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If you don't have access to a Dollar Tree or can't find them in your local store, you can buy some artificial roses in any color and spray paint them black and purple. Then, use markers to draw your own eyes on ping pong balls. Use a hot glue gun to attach the eyes to the center of the flower, like so...

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Tip

Instead of drawing the eyes on the ping pong balls, attach a couple of wiggly eyes or eyeball stickers to the ping pong balls for a completely different look.

2. Attach the eyeball flowers to the wreath

Place two eyeball flowers next to each other and push the ends of the flowers into the wreath. The feather wreath we purchased has a Styrofoam base, so we were able to simply push the flowers into the Styrofoam to attach them to the wreath. If your wreath base is solid, you can use a hot glue gun to adhere the flowers. Continue to place three or four pairs of eyeball flowers around the wreath and then randomly fill in the empty spaces with the plain flowers.

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3. Clip spiders around the wreath

Clip the spiders or use a hot glue gun to adhere a few plastic spiders around the wreath between the flowers. Instead of plastic spiders, you can fill in the spaces with a few other Halloween knickknacks. Think mini pumpkins, witch hats, black cats or skeleton hands (to name a few).

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4. Pin and wrap ribbon around the Halloween wreath

To give your wreath even more visual interest, intertwine some spiderweb ribbon, tulle or black burlap around the flowers and spiders. To do this, use a hot glue gun or a pin to attach the end of the ribbon under one of the flowers. Then, loop the ribbon around and under the remaining flowers, attaching it with a pin or glue to hold it in place.

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Place your eyeball wreath on a hanger on your front porch door and display!

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