I honestly wished I had filmed my 2-year-old’s reaction to this monster wreath. It was priceless. He got this shocked look on his face, and kept giggling and saying “woah!” Then he went into dino-mode and started growling at it and pretending to bite it. He’s a bit on the crazy side… but we love him 🙂
This fun decoration can be used for Halloween, or for something super secret and awesome that I’ll be blogging about on Friday.. so be sure to check back for that! I found something similar to this on Pinterest, but there were so many versions of it, I’m not sure who to credit with the original! I decided to come up with my own rendition, and switch things up a bit.
Here’s what you need:
– Styrofoam circle (however big you want!)
– Fuzzy boa (enough to wrap all the way around the foam wreath
– Hot glue gun
– 2 Pipe cleaners
– 2 Ping pong balls
– Cardstock (white and black)
Start off by using your hot glue gun to attach the feathery boa. Once it has cooled and is secure, begin wrapping the boa all the way around, glueing at every couple of wraps or so, to keep it in place. The more fluffy the boa, the more space you can leave when you’re wrapping – just make sure it’s close together enough that no white foam is showing through.
Cut out 2 sets of teeth from the white card stock, and hot glue those on the inside of the wreath.
For the eyes, wrap the pipe cleaners around a pen or marker to make them curly. Then hot glue the ping pong balls to the end, and glue them to the top of the wreath.
Cut out 2 circles out of the black card stock and glue them to the ping pong balls. And that’s it! It really doesn’t take much time or effort to put this together, and I just love how it turned out!
Now don’t forget to check back on Friday to see what I use it for! 🙂