By: Leanne Janzen
I love DIY wreaths. They are NOT just for Christmas anymore! This project was fun, and really inexpensive.
You will need:
- Egg cartons
- Paint and paint brushes
- Halloween/Fall Stickers
- A piece of styrofoam or cardboard
- Glue Gun and Sticks
1. Start by cutting up your egg cartons, separating the bottom into individual pieces.
I used a piece of styrofoam from a box I found in the basement, and used a knife to carve it into a circle. You could easily do the same with left over cardboard.
2. Now comes the fun part! Get your little guy (or gal) to help you paint everything! We picked Black, Orange, Dark Purple, Red and Yellow (so it was a fun mixture of fall and Halloween).
Paint the circle one of your colors. We chose black.
3. Let everything dry overnight! *I tried to finish before bed, but the egg cartons just take too long to dry* As soon as we woke up the next morning they were ready to put together!
Adults Only Part
4. Glue gun. Do not let your little human use a glue gun.. you know, in case you weren’t already sure of that.
Glue the bottom of the egg cartons, around the styrofoam, or cardboard, base. I used about 30 to fill my circle and did 2 rows.
Okay, kids can come back now
5. We found a huge package of Halloween stickers at the dollar store. We decided where to place them together, and just incase the sticky-ness of the dollar store stickers weren’t going to cut it, after we placed them all I went back and glue gunned them to the wreath!
Lastly, find somewhere to hang it where everyone will see it!!
My kids LOVE the finished project. It’s colorful and it was so much fun to make!
This is just the beginning for my household! October is a fun month for us and every week we plan new projects, or set up our scary Halloween decorations in the yard!