The weather has been a tad cooler at my house, meaning fall will be arriving soon. While I dread putting up my summer wardrobe, one thing I love about fall is decorating. As a child my favorite holiday, after Christmas, of course, was Halloween. Who didn’t like a day dedicated to receiving free candy from the neighbors? I could dress in costume and yell as loudly as I wanted, because someone had to say “Trick or Treat”. Now that I’m older and don’t need the yummy candy, I’ve turned to decorating for the holidays instead. I enjoy the fall displays with pumpkins, cheerful scarecrows and colorful pots of mums, but sometimes I want something a little different. This year for Halloween I decided to make a Mummy Wreath. It’s so easy to make that it’s more treat than trick. Plus, little goblins who come to the door won’t be scared when they see this wreath!
To make the wreath you’ll need:
1 grapevine or straw wreath (I used an 8 inch size)
White Gauze (I used around 7 yards and picked mine up at the Dollar Store)
2 Googly Eyes, sized large or Extra Large if you can find them
small sign or similar item to use in the middle of the wreath (I used a small amount of scary lawn tape I found at the dollar store.)
1 piece black foam
Start by wrapping the gauze loosely around the entire wreath until covered. Once you’ve covered the wreath use the extra gauze to wrap around the middle of the circle. Fasten gauze onto the wreath. Cut the piece of black foam into a half circle. Glue the half circle into the wreath.
Attach the googly eyes onto the black foam near the top of the wreath with craft glue and allow to dry. In the center of the wreath attach the sign or lawn tape with craft glue. You can angle it sideways, as I did, or place it straight across the middle.
Hang your creation on the door to give your guests and little goblins a smile.