After You Gobble Until You Wobble, It’s Time To Deck The Halls

Happy Day AfterThanksgiving Mainstreeters!

I hope everyone has had a most wonderful turkey day! I know some are probably still in a food coma from what I hope has been a feast in the company of family or friends. If you are anything like my husband and I, we have been patiently waiting for the passing of Thanksgiving to partake in anything Christmas related. This includes any holiday DIY activities and putting up the Christmas tree. Naturally, our tree is made of iron and looks like something Tim Burton sketched to illustrate what a Jack Skellington Christmas would look like.

On that note, if you are a fan of Nightmare Before Christmas, you have probably seen the wreaths with glowing yellow eyes and razor sharp teeth. Believe it or not, you can DIY that wreath, and do so inexpensively. To maximize the bang for your buck I recommend if you are going to be shopping on Black Friday, take full advantage of holiday deals, and stop by a craft store to pick up the materials you will need to complete this DIY project.

Here is what you will need:

  • Yellow Foam Sheet
  • White Foam Sheet
  • Pencil
  • Black Sharpie or Black Gemstones
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks
  • Red Berry Sprigs
  • Green Pine Garland or Pre-Made Green Pine Wreath
  • Red Ribbon

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Take the yellow foam sheet and sketch with your pencil a marquise shape eye.
  2. When you are satisfied with the shape and the size of the eye, fold the yellow foam sheet in half and cut the shape out. This will give you two equal sized eyes.
  3. Add a proportional dot with the black sharpie or glue a black gemstone to the middle of the eye to create the pupil
  4. Next, grab the white foam sheet and sketch the razor sharp teeth for your wreath using the straight edge of the foam sheet as the guide to where to start making the teeth peaks. You will need to do this twice for the top and the bottom teeth.
  5. Once you are satisfied with the size and shape of your teeth, cut them out.
  6. Lay the eyes on the middle top of your wreath, and nest the teeth on the interior of the wreath.
  7. Once you’ve got it how you like it, glue it down.
  8. Grab the berry springs and pull clusters off of it. Pull as many as you like and lay them on your wreath.
  9. Once you have mapped out where the berries will go, glue those down as well.
  10. Take your red ribbon and make two bows of different sizes.
  11. Nest the smaller bow on top of the larger bow and glue them together
  12. Place this bow at the bottom of your wreath and once it is positioned how you like it, glue it down as well.
  13. TAH DAH – YOU’RE DONE!

There you have it friends, a most wonderful Christmas wreath Nightmare Before Christmas Style.

If you need a visual step by step guide to completing this DIY project, feel free to check out this video, courtesy of my friend and Vlogger Patricia Rapetti.

Next week, I will bring you a DIY project on making enormous Mickey head wreaths that you can use for outdoor or indoor holiday décor. If you want to get the jump on purchasing the supplies, here is what you will need:

  • 2 medium sized pine wreaths
  • 1 jumbo sized pine wreath
  • Indoor/Outdoor Christmas lights (your choice of color)
  • Christmas ornaments of varying sizes (preferably not fragile)
  • Floral Wire
  • Floral Pins or Floral Picks
  • Ornament Hooks
  • Wired Red Ribbon

Looking forward to sharing this DIY tutorial with you all, until then Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours.

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Author: Erika

Erika Krystle has been a Disney kid for as long as I can remember, but my love of visiting Disney Parks started after just one ride in a Doom Buggy. I couldn’t run to guest relations fast enough to offer up my soul in return for an Annual Pass. Since then Disney has taken all my money, but has given me the most cherished memories; from watching my Nona’s face light up with happy tears as we strolled down Main Street on her first visit (she was 84 at the time), to my very own engagement on Halloween in front of the Haunted Mansion.

I’m excited to be on the TMSM team and where Disney Parks are concerned, you won’t catch me dead on It’s a Small World. If I ask to ride that, this is a clear indication I am in danger and you must send help. You will however catch me performing Random Acts of Disney (R.A.D’s), park hopping with my amazing group of impressively talented and kind friends (usually in some themed attire), hanging out by The Haunted Mansion, and ugly crying during Wishes… then begging for a Mickey Premium Bar to eat my feelings…don’t judge me.

Otherwise, I work for the State of Florida and I am actively involved in my community. I believe in empowering others and spreading kindness to people from all walks of life. I also make custom designed Disney inspired ears, etched glass, gifts, and accessories. You can check out, like or follow my work on FB, which also links to my shop’s Instagram and Etsy page: www.facebook.com/imagineering.emporium. I look forward to getting to know everyone and sharing the magic of Disney!

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