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Halloween Crafts – DIY Halloween Wreath

Halloween Wreath

A Halloween Wreath?!

Last week my sister-in-law asked if I would make a Halloween Wreath for their front door. Of course I would! I was pretty excited by the task considering my two twin nieces just might be the cutest little girls in the world and I knew they were excited for Halloween. Anything I could do, as their aunt, to contribute to the season was a task I would happily take on!

Admittedly, as much as I was looking forward to making the wreath I didn’t think it would be something I shared here. Would I be able to make a Halloween Wreath that had a bit of Threads & Blooms chic to it? If I’m being honest, I wasn’t sure. I knew I was going to make something fun, pretty, and festive, but what that would look like was a mystery until I got making it. So, apologetically, I didn’t photograph the process. I am hoping that my wreath can give you a little bit of inspiration to try making your own wreath with a pretty take on Halloween!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 12″ styrofoam wreath form (purchased from Michael’s in store or linked here to Amazon)
  • 2m of black satin ribbon
  • 3 small gourds
  • 1 fern stem (or any green you choose)
  • 4 Dried out roses (if you don’t have access to roses, something natural and dry is the idea here – pine cones, moss, twigs – get creative!)
  • 3 stems artificial flowers (I purchased mine at the Dollar Store)
  • A hot glue gun and glue sticks

Making the Wreath

The black ribbon is what gives this wreath a chic Halloween feel. The first step is to wrap your entire wreath form in black ribbon. Start by dabbing some hot glue on the back of the wreath and attach your ribbon. Wrap the ribbon very tightly around the entire form with equal spacing between each wrap. When you are finished, glue the ribbon to the back again to keep it in place.

All items were attached to this wreath using hot glue – even the gourds! Plan your wreath design by placing your items before you glue them down. I like keep about 1/2 – 2/3 of the black ribbon exposed and make my arrangement to one side.  In my opinion, having your arrangement in the lower left, like I have done here, feels the most balanced.

Glue down your biggest items first. In my case the gourds, and then followed by your next biggest which for me is the roses. I used the artificial flowers as ‘trailers’. These are items that are at either end of your focal arrangement and trail off of the wreath. Something that is a bit more long and linear like these artificial flowers (as opposed to round like the gourds or roses) work best as trailers. I used some of the individual flowers off of the artificial branch to fill in the empty gaps at the end and also create some nice repetition of colour throughout the wreath. Finally, go in with whisps of green fern. Allow these to go off the sides of the wreath and give your wreath a more whimsical feel.

To hang your wreath, loop a ribbon (about 60cm/2′ length) around the top of the wreath and tie it in a bow to hang it on your door. Happy Halloween!!


Are you going to try making your own Halloween Wreath? Let me know if you have any questions! 

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  1. Aleksandra says:

    It looks so wonderful. Kind of makes me want to have a door I could hang one on 🙂

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