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Musty Wreath Relic

No one will dare darken your doorstep while this aging, spider-infested wreath hangs over it. The secret is reindeer moss, actually a lichen, available at crafts stores and garden centers.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, October 2008


The natural color of the moss, combined with some creepy-crawly embellishments, will make it appear as though you pulled the wreath from the depths of a cobweb-covered attic.


  • Hot-glue

  • Moss

  • Styrofoam wreath form

  • Monofilament

  • Craft glue

  • Plastic spiders

  • Black glitter


  1. Hot-glue handfuls of moss to a Styrofoam wreath form until covered.

  2. Apply a thin coat of craft glue to plastic spiders (available at Halloween stores); sprinkle with black glitter. Hot-glue spiders onto wreath.

  3. Hang wreath using monofilament.

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