FloraCraft Door Greeters

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by Craft Marketing Connections Design Team

FloraCraft Door Greeters

A fun way to greet trick or treaters!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the spray paint.
  • 2
    Protect work area with newspapers in a well-ventilated area. You may want to test spray painting on scrap piece of Styrofoam until comfortable with process. To hold while spraying, insert toothpicks into each Styrofoam ball.
  • 3
    Spray one ball Black (for spider). Spray one ball Holiday Green and then Olive Bright to achieve desired color (for witch). Spray one ball White (for ghost). Spray paint back of 15 mm wiggle eyes: one Olive Bright (for spider’s nose); one Orange (for witch’s nose); and one Black (for ghost’s mouth). Let dry.
  • 4
    To assemble Spider:
    Glue wiggle eyes and Green nose halfway down onto Black Styrofoam ball.
    Use scissors with straight edge blade to cut four strips from Black print decorative paper/cardstock and four strips from Green print decorative paper/cardstock (each strip should measure 1/2 inch x 12 inch).
    Accordion fold decorative paper/cardstock for legs.
    With butter knife make four slits on each side of Styrofoam ball.
    Glue and insert legs into slits alternating decorative paper/cardstock.
    Cut a 10 inch piece of Brown cloth wire. Glue and insert wire into top of Styrofoam ball, forming a hanger loop.
  • 5
    To assemble Witch:
    Glue wiggle eyes and Orange nose halfway down onto Green Styrofoam ball.
    Use scissors with straight edge blade to cut five strips of Purple print decorative paper/cardstock and five strips from Black print decorative paper/cardstock (each strip should measure 1/2 inch x 12 inch).
    Accordion fold, without being precise, to create an irregular look.
    With butter knife make five slits on each top side of Styrofoam ball for hair.
    Glue and insert hair, alternating decorative paper/cardstock.
    Place and glue witch hat above hair.
    Cut a 10 inch piece of Brown cloth wire. Glue and insert wire ends through top of hat, forming a hanger loop.
  • 6
    To assemble Ghost:
    Glue wiggle eyes and Black mouth halfway down onto White Styrofoam ball.
    Use scissors with wave blade to cut three strips from Orange print decorative paper/cardstock and three strips from White print paper/cardstock (each strip should measure 1 inch x 12 inch).
    With butter knife make continuous slit on bottom side of Styrofoam ball for body to hang down.
    Glue and insert body strips, alternating decorative paper/cardstock.
    Cut a 10 inch piece of White cloth wire. Glue and insert wire into top of Styrofoam ball.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Ball 4 pc. 3 inch 104183635
  • Design Master Colortool 12 oz. Spray Paint Flat Black 104180265 (2)
  • Design Master Colortool 12 oz. Spray Paint Olive Bright 104460896 (2)
  • Design Master Colortool 12 oz. Spray Paint White 104180266
  • Design Master Colortool 12 oz. Spray Paint Holiday Green 104180261
  • Design Master Colortool 12 oz. Spray Paint Orange 104180283
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 20 mm 144 pc. 104234524 (for eyes)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wiggle Round Eyes 15 mm 60 pc. 104233381 (for noses and mouths)
  • 12 inch x 12 inch Black Print Decorative Paper/Cardstock (2)
  • 12 inch x 12 inch Green Print Decorative Paper/Cardstock
  • 12 inch x 12 inch Orange Print Decorative Paper/Cardstock
  • 12 inch x 12 inch Purple Print Decorative Paper/Cardstock
  • 12 inch x 12 inch White Print Decorative Paper/Cardstock
  • Nicole™ Crafts Witch Hat 3 Assorted 4 inch 104753973
  • Aleene's 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue 104148018
  • Nicole™ Crafts Decorative Edge Craft Scissors Wave 104068905
  • Straight-Edge Craft Scissors
  • Panacea Cloth Wire White 32 gauge 18 inch 12 pc. 104679776
  • Panacea Stem Wire Cloth 22 gauge Brown 20 pc. 104681498
  • Scrap Piece of Styrofoam (optional - see step 1)
  • Ruler
  • Newspapers
  • Craft Snip
  • Butter Knife
  • Toothpicks