DIY, halloween, holiday projects

Diy :: A Creepy Crawly Halloween Wreath

If you all haven't figured it out yet, my favorite DIY's are the ones that are easy, and practically foolproof. So, when we decided to put together this swampy-themed Halloween party, I decided a mossy wreath was in order, and easy enough for me to whip up on a whim!

how to DIY a mossy wreath for halloween // coco kelley

When I say whip up, I'm not messing around. This thing probably took me about 5-10 minutes to make!

how to DIY a mossy wreath for halloween // coco kelley

For the moss, I found some sheetsย at the floral supply store that make thingsย muchย easier than trying to spray down loose moss. The sheets have a backing that adheres to a porous surface - like styrofoam - way better. Making this part pretty easy!

how to DIY a mossy wreath for halloween // coco kelley

Start with one section, and plan how you'll lay it out, cutting around the curve of the wreath as you go, and giving the moss enough of an edge to wrap around the back of the wreath. I used spray adhesive to put the moss down initially, and then a hot glue gun to secure the edges to the back.

how to DIY a mossy wreath for halloween // coco kelley

Once the wreath is totally wrapped, it's time to add a little dimension and detail! I purchased some reindeer moss and glued it down in a couple of sections, along with the bugs and snakes!

mossy halloween wreath DIY // coco kelley

I found these larger snakesย here, and used just one on the wreath, then added some cockroaches that we found at the dollar store and painted in green and gold to add details!

mossy halloween wreath DIY // coco kelley

Tucked behind the party table, over some green gauze and in behind a branch filled with cobwebs, the wreath is the perfect backdrop! Of course, ours is now hanging on the front door to greet trick-or-treaters come Halloween!

photography by meghan klein