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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.

creepy crawly bug wreath

Photography: Chelsea Cavanaugh

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2017

materials

  • Wreath (Pictured: Terrain dried-grapevine medium wreath, $10, shopterrain.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

steps

  1. Lay out your dried grapevine wreath onto a flat work surface. Hot-glue handfuls of moss to wreath until covered as desired.
  2. 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.)
  3. Secure bugs into place by tucking them into the bed of moss.

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