DIY Halloween Decorations

 

MAUMEE, OHIO – Start decorating your home for Halloween by creating easy do-it-yourself door and wall wreaths using lightweight ceiling medallions from Fypon.

Sometimes the easiest decorations can be the most fun. Begin by purchasing colorful Halloween candies that resist melting, like candy corn or colorful licorice sticks. Get a hot glue gun, clear fishing wire, a polyurethane ceiling medallion, some other items and you're ready to start. These five unique projects can take you through the autumn:

  • Sour Punch® Spiral Wreath – Starting with a ceiling medallion, add a standard tile adhesive to the center part of the medallion. Cut the Sour Punch orange and black candies to equal sizes and then place on the sticky areas of the medallion. Create your own pattern for the holidays. The rope-like twisted effect of the candy makes this project resemble a big, elegant lollipop when completed!
  • Autumn Accents Wreath – Purchase exterior paints in autumn colors and add to embossments on a ceiling medallion. Dark shades of orange and yellow painted on an elegant Belmont style medallion from Fypon can be then hung as a stand-out feature in an entryway.
  • Candy Corn Wreath – Select a foam ring or ceiling medallion with a low profile. Using a hot glue gun, attach candy corn in a circular design around the ring, covering all visible areas.

Spider Invasion Wreath – To set the spooky mood for Halloween, create a spider wreath on a Fypon ceiling medallion. Simply paint the inside ring of the medallion a deep orange of exterior paint (and mix in some glow-in-the-dark paint for added fun!), then glue on individual black plastic spiders that can be purchased at any craft or seasonal store.

  • Creepy Peepers Eyeball Candy Wreath – Purchase a grapevine wreath at a craft store and several dozen Creepy Peepers Eyeball candy pieces. Stick pieces of wire through the back of each wrapped candy and then twist the wire to various points of the wreath. The finished product will resemble a mass of creepy eyes staring out at your guests!

Hang the wreaths on fish wire looped over the door, on a door knocker or a door hanger. Avoid hammering nails into an entry door to prevent possible damage and void the door's warranty.

When creating wreaths with food items, give the finished wreath a coating of clear polymer spray to protect the items on the wreath for long term use. And, after Halloween is over, replace your spooky door decorations with a grapevine wreath covered with colorful autumn leaves, acorns, pinecones and straw grass found in your yard. Add in Indian corn cob husks for color and you’ve got the perfect wreath to complement your home.

About Fypon

            Fypon manufactures thousands of decorative millwork elements in a variety of architectural styles to enhance the interior and exterior of homes. Each piece is crafted from tough, weather-resistant, high-performance materials that are resistant to decay, insect infestation and water damage for long-lasting beauty and low maintenance. Part of consumer products company Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), Fypon, LLC is owned by Therma-Tru Corp. For additional information, call 800-446-3040 or visitwww.fypon.com.

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