How To How to Make a Monster Wreath | Pine Cone Craft | DIY Halloween Decor for Kids

DIY Halloween How to Make a Monster Wreath  |  Pine Cone Craft | DIY Halloween Decor for Kids

On this on-line tutorial, we’ll present you the way make an lovely Monster Wreath for out of PINE CONES!. It is the right door decor for Halloween. The design and thought is courtesy of Linda from Craftaholics Nameless®. Try her web site for wonderful crafts and consider right here Monster Wreath tutorial right here:

Try different Halloween Movies:

Ghosts from Milk or Water Jugs:

Monsters from Kleenex Bins:

Halloween Occasion Sport from Egg Cartons & Golf Balls:

• Pine Cones (we used about 46)
• 1 – 11.5″ Foam Wreath
• Sizzling glue gun with glue sticks
• 2 – 8oz. containers of Lime Inexperienced Acrylic Paint
• 2 – 2″ White Foam Balls or Ping Pong Balls
• 1 – Sheet of White Foam
• Orange Ribbon or Cloth

What’s nice about this craft is that it should you put the Monster facial options on with velcro as a substitute of simply scorching glue, you possibly can adapt the wreath for Christmas. On the finish of the video we flip our “Monster” into “The Grinch”.


STEP 1: For those who discovered your pine cones exterior it is a good suggestion to bake them within the oven at 200 levels for 20 minutes. This can do away with any bugs which may be hiding inside your pine cones. For those who purchased your pine cones, transfer to the following step.

STEP 2: Paint your pine cones and allow them to dry in a single day. We used a paint brush with laborious bristles to get into the nooks & crannies of the pine cones. This step takes some time, so seize the neighborhood children and have enjoyable ;-). Simply being trustworthy.

NOTE: We tried dipping the whole pine cone in paint, however bumped into two snags: 1) Dipping used a variety of paint & 2) Because of the moisture of the paint, because the dipped pine cones had been drying they closed up. We did not have this downside after we painted them individually.

Yep…spray portray the pine cones would most likely be faster; nevertheless as a result of we’re children, we selected the hand-painted technique.

STEP 3: Begin scorching gluing the pine cones across the foam wreath. As every pine cone was glued on we positioned a lid or chip clip beneath the pine cone till the glue dried. (About 5–15 seconds)

NOTE: Utilizing Craftaholics Nameless® tip, we glued our massive pine cones across the edge, filling the wreath in with a wide range of sizes as we moved alongside.

STEP 4: Realizing this was a variety of work, we began questioning if we may lengthen the lifetime of our Halloween Wreath by changing it right into a Christmas Wreath. So we determined to connect our Halloween Monster options with small velcro tabs. This gave us the pliability to swap our the Halloween eyes, bow & enamel for our Christmas Grinch eyes, santa cap & smile.

NOTE: We purposely painted our white velcro tabs with the identical inexperienced paint we used on the pine cones. Then we scorching glued them in place on the Halloween Wreath. For those who pre-position your monster, eyes, bow & enamel on the wreath you possibly can simply decide the place to place the velcro tabs.

STEP 5: Paint black circles into the center of the White foam ball for Monster eyes.

STEP 6: Reduce triangles out of White foam for the enamel.

STEP 7: Tie the Orange ribbon right into a bow & puff out the loops.

STEP 8: Sizzling glue the opposite finish of the velcro tabs in your Monster options and add to the Halloween Wreath

STEP 9: Grasp in your door utilizing a wreath hanger and revel in!

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