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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.




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. Step 1

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

  2. Step 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. Step 3

    Hang wreath using monofilament.

The Martha Stewart Show, October 2008



Reviews (3)

  • mom22boys 24 Oct, 2011

    I can't say enough good things about this wreath! The supplies were easy to find and inexpensive. It was also easy to do and fun to make with my 2 year old. I have gotten so many compliments on it especially from our mailman.

  • squinones 26 Oct, 2009

    I live in CA as well. I found mine at Michaels Craft store in the floral section. about $4.99 a bag.

  • awriterbabe 21 Oct, 2009

    love the wreath -- cant find white reindeer moss ANYWHERE. Help! I live in CA, but I can order online. Thanks.