Eyeballs Everywhere Wreath
Skill Level: Beginner
- FloraCraft® CraftFōM:
- 14" Extruded Wreath - White
- (54) 1.5" Balls - White
- (24) 2.5" Balls - White
- Black Felt
- Shrink Film
- Grey Gauze Fabric
- Matte Black Spray Paint
- Low-Temp Glue Gun
- Foam Cutter or Sharp Serrated Knife
- Drop Cloth
- Heat Gun or Hot Hair Dryer
- In a well-ventilated area spray the wreath black. Hold the can at least 12-14” away from the surface to avoid melting the foam. Spray one light coat and let it dry before applying the next coat. Let dry completely.
- To create the small 1” eyeballs; cut 18 of the 1.5” balls in half using the serrated cutter or knife. Now taper the cut edge by trimming 1/8th of an inch off the cut edge all the way around the half balls. To form the ball, use your fingers to gently squeeze and roll it into a ball shape.
- Cut circles from the felt for the eyeball pupils. Cut all different-sized circles for the different-sized balls to give interest. Use a small dot of glue to secure the pupils to the balls.
- Cut 6” squares of shrink film to cover the 2.5” balls, 4” squares to cover the 1.5” balls, and 3” squares to cover the 1” balls. Center the ball pupil side down in the middle of the shrink film square. Wrap the film around the ball twisting all the ends tightly at the back of the ball. Heat the shrink film starting at the pupil and then around the sides. Keep the twist tight as you heat and hold the twist tight as it cools. Trim the excess film from the back of the ball and add a small amount of glue to hold the ends in place.
- Glue a toothpick halfway into the back of each 2.5” eye. Insert the toothpick, pull it back out, add glue to the end and then insert it back into the hole to secure in place. Lay the wreath on the table and lay the balls evenly spaced around the inside and outside of the wreath. The eyes should be in a zigzag pattern around the wreath. Once you have them spaced where you want them, begin gluing the toothpicks into the wreath. The eyes should be about 1”-1.5” apart around the face of the wreath.
- Next, cut about ½” off the toothpicks and glue them into the back of the 1.5” eyes. Glue the eyes evenly spaced around the wreath. Cut the toothpicks in half and glue a half toothpick into the back of each of the 1” eyes. Glue the 1” balls evenly spaced to fill in the bigger voids around the wreath.
- Cut 4” squares of the gauze. Fold the squares in half and then in half again. Glue the folded corner of each square to the face of the wreath between the eyes to fill in around the eyes. Tuck the gauze down around the eyes so they are not covered.
You could add plastic spiders or bugs or spider webbing to the wreath.
You could also paint the wreath a different color and let the color show through without adding the gauze. Or let the black show through so the eyes pop off the wreath.