Do-It-Yourself Halloween Wreaths
Ribbon Halloween Wreath
Items Used to Make the Ribbon Halloween Wreath:
- (1) 14″ Styrofoam wreath.
- Multiple types of ribbon, ric rac, and trim that are orange, black, and white. Include polka-dots, stripes, argyle, and solid color designs.
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks.
Begin by securing one end of a ribbon to the back of the Styrofoam wreath with the hot glue gun. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath as many times as you like, securing it periodically with the glue. Continue this process with all the ribbons, ric rac, and trims that you have, until the entire Styrofoam wreath is covered and all the edges are secured in the back with hot glue. Tie a big black bow and secure it on the front bottom portion of the Halloween wreath.
Bone Halloween Wreath
The only supplies you will need for a bone Halloween wreath are a foam or plastic skeleton decoration that you can purchase at any Halloween decoration store and glue for Styrofoam (found at most craft stores).
- Your skeleton might already be disassembled. If not, disassemble the skeleton.
- Lay out the bones to get a feel for the shapes and sizes of each bone.
- Dry stack them in a circle to get an idea of how they will fit together and form a wreath (the flatter pieces such as the hips and hands make a good base, with other bones on top).
- If you want the skull to greet your guests, arrange it prominently at the top of the circle.
- Begin with one bone and start gluing them together where they touch another bone, until all the bones are secure in a circle.
- Allow the glue to dry completely before hanging it on your door.
Trick-Or-Treat Halloween Wreath
If you’ve got kids, or you just want a kid-friendly house, a trick-or-treat Halloween wreath would be a great addition to your Halloween decorations.
- Purchase a Styrofoam wreath and 2 pounds of orange and black Halloween candy.
- Tie an orange or black 2″ wide ribbon on the top of the Halloween wreath to create a hanger.
- Secure the candy to the wreath so that the candy is grouped tightly together, covering the entire wreath. You can either push small stick pins through the ends of the wrappers to secure the candy to the Halloween wreath or you can glue them on.
Snake Halloween Wreath
- Purchase a grapevine wreath and a can of dark gray or black spray paint from your local craft store.
- Buy as many plastic snakes that you want, in various sizes.
- With your wreath laying on a flat surface, position your snakes onto the wreath. Once you have them in place, hot glue them to the wreath.
- Spray paint the entire Halloween wreath and the snakes with gray paint so they all blend together (if your snakes have red tongues, you can tape them up when you paint so they remain red).
Pumpkin Halloween Wreath
This Halloween wreath can be made with real mini pumpkins, but you will have to make a new one every year because they will begin to decay after a few weeks. To make the pumpkin Halloween wreath, you will need:
- An 18″ grapevine wreath
- (15 or so) artificial mini pumpkins (or real ones if you are going to throw it out after Halloween) to cover the wreath
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- Plastic spiders
Begin by laying the mini pumpkins on the wreath to get an idea of where each pumpkin will fit the best. After they are laid out, glue each one down until there is a layer of pumpkins along the entire front of the Halloween wreath. Glue down plastic spiders intermittently on the pumpkins.