Introduction: Snake Wreath

I've been seeing these snake wreaths around on Pinterest and decided I needed to make one. They're gorgeous! It combines two of my favorite things: snakes and Halloween decorations! And I really love Halloween decorations like this wreath because they look so fancy with very little time and effort put in. :D

I wish I had a nicier door to put this snake wreath on for photos, but alas, a boring white door is all I have! Oh well. I'm still impressed with the finished product!

I decided to hang my snake wreath using clear nylon thread, but fishing line would work well, too!

Step 1: What You'll Need:

I was able to get the wreath and snakes from Amazon - I linked to the ones I bought. I have almost half of the snakes left over, which is awesome. I'll have to think of something else to do with them :D

Step 2: Glue the Snakes

Glue the snakes firmly on to the wreath however you want - I tried to cover it pretty consistently, and I also left a few hanging over the edge.

(If you have cats, they will try to help with this part, I had to kick Lu out)

Step 3: Paint It!

I chose to paint the front first, then the back, and then flip it back over and touch up the front. That gave me really good coverage!

Just be sure to let the paint dry between coats - anytime you're painting plastic and loads of glue things are sure to go wrong if you rush it. :P

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LemonDropz made it! (author)2016-10-15

Sooooooo cool!

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Shellie021 made it! (author)2016-10-10

Just bought my wreath, snakes, and paint, and we're ready to go. I love this wreath.

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Swansong made it! (author)2016-09-07

This looks just like the Martha Stewart one that was released a few years back. I can't wait to make one!

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darrenhall made it! (author)2016-02-22

you are an evil genius - great INST as always.

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MINECRAFTfern made it! (author)2015-11-30

Awesome project??

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imaan_sykes made it! (author)2015-10-03

I Loved this project . the results are amazing :D thank you so much !!

#SnakeCrown... because flower crowns are too mainstream.

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Clarion made it! (author)2014-11-24

Loved this project

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kdemenz made it! (author)2014-10-30

Cost me less than $5 because I had a spare wreath on hand. I chose not to paint it though.

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2014-10-31

Oh, cute! I like the bright colors :D

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kdemenz made it! (author)kdemenz2014-10-30

Also I just kind of wove the snakes into the brambles. The snakes came in equal numbers of asp and cobra styles so I alternated between asps going around and cobras leaping out.

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loompiggytutorials made it! (author)2014-10-12

Perfect for Halloween... Your instructables are always on top, Jessy!

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2014-10-16

Aww jeez, thanks!

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Tarun Upadhyaya made it! (author)2014-10-11

OMG!!! Thats a scariest Awesome I have ever seen :)

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2014-10-16

Ha! Thanks, Tarun!

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mnmama made it! (author)2014-10-10

The high gloss really makes it Jessy. Nice job!

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2014-10-16

Thank you! I thought so too - somehow makes it grosser :D

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eeVee made it! (author)2014-10-10

creepy yet elegant. very rad

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2014-10-16

Thank you! :)

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Random_Canadian made it! (author)2014-10-10

As always... another hit, out of the park!!!

By the way as per my TARDIS bird feeder they are being called Squirreleks now!

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2014-10-16

Hahaha! Squirreleks! I like that :D

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jabella75 made it! (author)2014-10-15

Did you have any trouble gluing the snakes on? I got the same snakes, and they almost seem 'hot glue resistant' - like nothing will stick to them.

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2014-10-15

Some of them were a little grumpy, but using extra hot glue and kinda pressing them down into it just until it cools seems to work - you just have to press hard to make sure they don't budge!

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seamster made it! (author)2014-10-10

So nice!

The only way this could be more excellent is if it was made with REAL snakes. (Dead ones, preferably.)

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jessyratfink made it! (author)jessyratfink2014-10-10

I really wished I was back in KY when I was making it - I could have added snake skins to it! They're so easy to find there. Here in Oakland we only have fat squirrels and spiders. :P

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mikeasaurus made it! (author)mikeasaurus2014-10-12

This girl means it! She chased after, and caught, this lizard on a recent field trip. I fully believe she'd have a real snake wreath if she could get her hands on some. This lady means business!!

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sabu.dawdy made it! (author)sabu.dawdy2014-10-10

ewwww.... so scaryyyy but elegant...

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dcivarson made it! (author)2014-10-11

We have a house full of snakes, great job.

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samalert made it! (author)2014-10-10

I bet Medusa too wont have so many snakes :p.

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shazni made it! (author)2014-10-10

Oh so Medusa! Love it!

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