Creepy-Crawly Bug Halloween Wreath
This wreath is equal parts gorgeous and grotesque, courtesy of its lush moss and the juicy centipedes (spray-painted black), worms, and snakes we wove in. After All Souls' Day, pluck off the slithering trimmings and repurpose the green base for Thanksgiving.
Photography: Chelsea Cavanaugh
Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2017
- Wreath (Pictured: Terrain dried-grapevine medium wreath, $10, shopterrain.com)
- Preserved moss (Pictured: Moss from $3 for 50 g., jamaligarden.com)
- Plastic bugs (Pictured: Aishne plastic bug assortment for centipedes and worms, $13 for 100 pieces, amazon.com)
- Rubber snake (Pictured: ValeforToy rubber snake, 14", $10 for 6, amazon.com)
- Black spray paint
- Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
Lay out your dried grapevine wreath onto a flat work surface. Hot-glue handfuls of moss to wreath until covered as desired.
In a separate work space, spray plastic bugs with black paint and let dry. (Tip: A stack of used newspaper will protect your work surface from spray paint.)
Secure bugs into place by tucking them into the bed of moss.