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Wriggling Snake Wreath

Dreadfully sophisticated and shockingly fun, a wreath wriggling with snakes hung on the front door gets Halloween off to a screaming start.

Photography: Ditte Isager

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2010

materials

  • Black acrylic paint

  • Black water-based spray paint, in Shock Black by Montana Gold, dickblick.com

  • 18-inch grapevine wreath, save-on-crafts.com

steps

  1. Paint grapevine wreath using water-based spray paint; let dry.

  2. Paint vinyl snakes in assorted shapes and sizes using acrylic paint; let dry. 

  3. Attach snakes to wreath: For flat snakes, twist floral wire around in two places, thread wire into wreath, and secure at back. Coiled snakes can simply be wrapped around wreath. 

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