You Will Need:
Black acrylic paint
Vinyl snakes, orientaltrading.com
Floral wire, 20-gauge, save-on-crafts.com
Black water-based spray paint, in Shock Black by Montana Gold, dickblick.com
18-inch grapevine wreath, save-on-crafts.com
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 2 places, thread wire into wreath, and secure at back. Coiled snakes can simply be wrapped around wreath.
My notes: You don’t have to use the paint recommended, you can use a can of flat black spray paint. You can also hot glue the snakes in various spots to the wreath. You can also buy store bought rubber shakes in a bag. You can save a couple of steps and a couple of bucks by using a little glue and some store bought snakes. Additionally you can illuminate your door with a colored flood light, a spooky red or creepy green would really set the mood. You could even attach battery operated lights behind the wreath, an errie glow would cast onto your door!
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