A Quick Last Minute Halloween Craft

Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? Did you just realize that Halloween trick-or-treaters will be out TONIGHT? There’s still time to decorate!!

If you are running out to get a quick box of candy to hand out, you can also grab 3 craft supplies and have a wonderful Halloween wreath to let the kids know that you are ready for them!

Inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas, the kids and I mixed together dollar store Christmas and Halloween decorations to get this:

 

It’s seriously the only time that I’ve been happy that the Christmas decorations are out so early! And it is soooo easy. You can whip this up right after work and be ready for trick-or-treaters in minutes.

“Eye Am Watching You”¬†Halloween Wreath.

Supplies:

  • Glue: 1 tube of Aleene’s Jewel-It Glue or 1 large tube Krazy Glue, found at any major outlet or craft store (mine was from Wal-mart)
  • Decorations: 4 12-packs of plastic eyeballs from the dollar store. Optional: small plastic ants or spiders
  • One large red tinsel wreath from the dollar store
  • Wreath door hanger. Mine is from the dollar store.

Method:

  1. Take any tags off of wreath and set on table, on top of newspaper to protect surface
  2. Unpack all the decorations. I unpacked all of the eyeballs so I wouldn’t have to touch the plastic with sticky hands and set the eyeballs in the middle of the wreath so that they wouldn’t roll away.¬†
  3. Open your choice of glue and start placing eyeballs on the wreath, wherever they look best to you. I used Krazy Glue until I ran out, then used Jewel-It for the rest. Jewel-It takes a few hours to dry completely, so if you are pressed for time use Krazy Glue, which only takes a few minutes to bond. If you want to attempt hot glue, I would add it to the underside of the eyeball, let cool for a few seconds and then attach to the wreath, so that the tinsel doesn’t get too hot and possibly melt. *I did not use hot glue and recommend the glues that I suggested*
  4. Add any other decorations that you picked up, if any, such as glow-in-the-dark plastic ants or tiny plastic spiders. You can let your imagination go wild! We stopped at eyeballs and glowing plastic ants.
  5. Let dry for a few minutes and then hang on your door! Now the kids out for Halloween will know that you are ready to hand out candy.

 

And it is that easy! Have a spooky and safe Halloween.

I’d love to see your creations if you make one! Tag me on Twitter or Instagram.

 

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