Maybe it's my childhood spent catching garter snakes, but I've never been afraid of snakes. I know I'm in the minority in thinking that some of them are even downright cute, so I won't be surprised to hear that this snake wreath might evoke slithery nightmares for many. If plastic snakes don't creep you out too much, you can whip up this DIY Halloween wreath in no time.
- Grapevine wreath (we used one similar to this one from Amazon)
- Plastic snakes (available at Amazon)
- Hot glue gun
- 1 can of black spray paint (we used this paint in flat black)
Lay your plastic snakes out on the wreath, then glue them in place with hot glue. I chose to only glue on the non-black snakes at this point, and left room to add the black patterned ones after I painted the snakes in the next step. I thought being able to see the white eyes and patterns on some of the snakes would add a little to the creep-factor, but you could skip it and just paint all of your snakes.
Spray paint your wreath and snakes. Be sure to use spray paint that says it's suitable for plastic, and do several light coats until you achieve full coverage. Let dry according to the instructions on the can.
Since I wanted to preserve the patterning and eyes on the snakes that were already black, I hot-glued these in place after the paint had dried. After the glue sets, you're all ready to hang up your Halloween wreath!
Although I kept this wreath simple with just the snakes, you could add some fake spiders and spiderwebs to up the creep factor on this project. Or add plastic rats, skulls, bones, or whatever else you think will send chills up the spines of your trick-or-treaters.