Jeepers, creepers, where’d ya get those peepers? If you’re “looking” for a fast Halloween craft to make this weekend, look no further. This is a Halloween wreath that’s not scary, just a lot of fun. Indoors, use the coordinating topiary as a Halloween centerpiece. They’re both super simple, and you can almost make them just by looking at the photos. But have no fear – to keep it easy, designer Kathleen George shared her step-by-step instructions with us.
To make the Raven Feathers & Wiggle Eyes Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” wreath; ten 1” balls and ten 1-1/2” balls
- Black feather boas, 6′ long, two
- Wiggle eyes, ten 18mm; ten 12mm
- Wire or black ribbon, 6″ length
- Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
- Tools needed: Ruler; scissors
To make the Raven Feathers & Wiggle Eyes Wreath:
1. Working on small sections at a time, wrap feather boa around the wreath ring, gluing as you go with glue gun. Continue wrapping and gluing until wreath is covered. Trim excess boa.
2. Glue five pairs of 1-1/2” balls around the wreath, creating five pairs of eyeballs. Glue pairs of the 1” balls inbetween. Let dry completely.
3. Glue wiggle eyes to the eyeballs, gluing 12mm wiggle eyes on the larger balls and 10mm wiggle eyes on the smaller eyeballs. Let dry.
4. Twist together wire ends, or tie ribbon in a knot. Pin and glue to the back of the wreath for a hanger.
To make the Raven Feathers & Wiggle Eyes Topiary, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 15” cone (or other size of your choice); five 1” balls and five 1-½” balls
- Black feather boa
- Floral wire
- Wiggle eyes: twelve 18mm and ten 12mm
- Low temperature glue gun & glue sticks
- Tools needed: 1” putty knife; straight pins; serrated knife & old candle or bar of soap
To make the Raven Feathers & Wiggle Eyes Topiary:
1. Wrap feather boa around cone, using glue and pins to hold in place.
2. Pin and glue end of boa to top of cone; cut off excess boa.
3. Wax knife blade with an old candle or bar of soap. Cut foam balls in half. Glue wiggle eyes onto rounded sides; insert and glue a 2” length of floral wire into flat side.
4. Add eyes to cone by gluing and inserting wires into foam cone. Bend the wire to adjust the placement of the eyes.
This week, I had my first guest post on the blog Under the Table & Dreaming, and I shared a few of my favorite designs with Stephanie Lynn’s readers. Take a moment and visit Stephanie Lynn’s beautiful blog – you won’t be disappointed.
This weekend I’m excited to work on a project that I’ll share next week as part of the Sizzix Fresh Vintage blog hop. I’m new to the Sizzix (and blog hops) and am really looking forward to it. Here are the two dies I’m using — any guesses what I’ll be making?
What are you making this weekend?