Want a spooky take on the traditional holiday wreath that is sure to catch the attention of your trick-or-treaters? Here we used some Styrofoam balls to create a fun glow in the dark eyeball wreath for Halloween. This is a craft project that is perfect for crafters of all skill levels. Be sure to pick up enough Styrofoam balls to make any size wreath (luckily, Old Time Pottery has an entire aisle of different sizes and shapes) then follow our step by step tutorial below.
Items needed to make this Halloween wreath:
- Styrofoam balls (I choose the 4 inch version which comes in a two pack and used 3 packages.)
- Tissue paper
- Mod Podge
- Mod Podge Glow in the Dark (optional but does create a fun effect)
- Paint pens (in green, black, and red)
- Serrated knife
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Small wood dowels
- Orange table cloth
- Black “creepy” cloth
Start by cutting the Styrofoam balls in half with a serrated knife. Do this outside if possible as it will create a mess. Decoupage on two layers of the tissue paper with the Mod Podge.
Trim away any excess tissue paper and add on a coat of Mod Podge Glow in the Dark to the top if desired.
Repeat for all of your Styrofoam balls. Allow these to dry completely before continuing. I left mine to dry overnight.
Use the paint pens to draw on eyeballs and bloody lines. Arrange the eyes in a wreath like shape.
Use hot glue where each eye meets then flip over to the back. Use small dowel rods along the back to strengthen the wreath. Secure with hot glue. Please note that low temperature hot glue works best with foam.
On the door, I used an orange tablecloth from Old Time Pottery to cover the door. Then I used a few black “creepy” cloths to add a Halloween effect.
The eyeball Halloween wreath looks perfect with this background. The wreath will glow when it gets dark for a while. The effect is so hard to capture on camera that I never really got a good image to show off the spooky effect. This is one project that is easy to make and will look great on your door. Scare those trick or treaters with this fun Halloween craft project!