Maybe its just because I love Fall. Could also be college football, colorful trees, and lots of government holidays.
Either way, I get totally into it. Last year (before my blogging days, so forgive the makeshift pics) I made this awesomely creepy snake wreath. I originally got the idea from a Martha Stewart Living mag.
I thought I'd share the simple steps to make it yourself.
Spray paint it black.
Then, spray paint a bunch of rubber snakes. I used lots of little ones and a few big ones. If you can find black rubber snakes, I bow down to you. I looked everywhere!
After the wreath and snakes are dry, weave a whole bunch of snakes in and out of the branches. Make sure its not too symmetrical; have some heads and tails dangling out in a few places.
I noticed the spray paint stuck to the little guys well but took much longer to adhere to the big snakes. Just a warning so you don’t walk by your wreath and get spray paint on your pants :)
If you want, you can use red paint to put eyes back on the big snakes.
That's it! Pretty easy.
When I'm having company or on Halloween, I'll hang some tiny, battery-operated lights behind it since our porch is not well-lit at night.
I'll warn you to start early looking for snakes. I don't know why but it was really hard for me to find them. I ended up getting a package of itty bitty ones online and found a few big ones at a costume store. I couldn't find them in any toy store or stores like Freddie’s. I don't know why, maybe Portlanders don't like toy snakes?
I can't wait to bust out the wreath this year. When is it socially acceptable to start decorating for Halloween?
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