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Add ribbon to hang

Tie piece of ribbon around the wreath to hang it up.

Get more boo for your budget with this Halloween snake wreath. Using dollar store snakes, a grapevine wreath and some spray paint, this low-cost decoration will look pefectly frightful on your front door this fall.

DIY Snake Wreath
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Materials + Tools

  • grapevine wreath
  • rubber snakes (small and large)
  • hot glue gun
  • needle-nose pliers
  • outdoor spray paint
  • ribbon

Add Large Snakes

Start with about 10-15 rubber snakes in varying sizes (Image 1). Weave the snakes into the outer branches of the wreath, starting with the larger snakes (Image 2). Use hot glue to hold the snakes down if needed, but most should stay in place just by weaving them through the sticks of the wreath.

Add Small Snakes

Weave in smaller rubber snakes using the same technique to fill in any gaps from the larger snakes. (Image 1). Tip: Use needle-nose pliers to grab the snakes and pull them through smaller gaps in the sticks (Image 2).

Spray Paint

Optionally, spray paint the entire wreath a solid color to make the snakes more subtle. We chose a matte gray, but you can choose any color. Always be sure to use spray paint in an open, well-ventilated area.

Add Ribbon to Hang

Tie a piece of ribbon around the wreath to hang it up.

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