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Trick out your door for Halloween with this spooktacular DIY Halloween Wreath. Dreadfully elegant and shockingly fun, I’ve got a full tutorial showing you how to recreate one for your home.

Shockingly spooky and dreadfully fun, this DIY Halloween wreath tutorial will show you how to get your Halloween off to a screaming start!

The Halloween season is here, and I am thrilled! It is one of my favorite times of the year with lots of fun crafts and recipes to make! Today I’m sharing how you can create some Halloween ambiance and welcome fall guests with a bit of spooky front-door decor you can make yourself. So if you are ready to craft a lot of bang for your decorating buck, read on for my super cute DIY Halloween wreath tutorial.

I’ve always loved Halloween wreaths, but they can be so darn expensive to buy. So last year, I decided to try my hand at making my own. Check it out – this DIY spooky wreath wound up being a big hit! And because it was so much fun to make, I couldn’t wait to create another for this year!

This DIY Halloween wreath is super easy and affordable, and after spray painting the wreath form, it can be made in an hour or less. Don’t be surprised if on Halloween night your house becomes a magnet for trick or treaters!

DIY Halloween Wreath tutorial

To Make Your Own Halloween Wreath you will need:

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8″ grape vine wreath (also found at Hobby Lobby)
Black spray paint (also at Walmart)
Orange craft paint (also at Walmart)
Black and orange glitter balls (also found at Dollar Tree or Hobby Lobby)
Black glitter spider (also at Dollar Tree)
Orange witch hat (also at Dollar Tree, was on a headband)
Mini witch hat (Hobby Lobby, pack of 8)
glue gun

Tip: if you can’t find glitter spiders, get the regular ones and add the glitter yourself.

DIY Halloween Wreath supplies

Directions to Make Your Halloween Wreath

Step One: Begin by spray painting the grape vine wreath black on both sides. Waiting for this to dry is the part of this craft that takes the longest. It took mine about an hour to dry, but I went ahead and let it sit overnight just to be sure.

Step Two: Paint the wood letters orange using craft paint, and set aside to dry. Mine took only about 10 minutes to completely dry.

Step Three: While the letters are drying, use the hot glue to attach the orange glitters balls around the wreath. For now, do not put any on the side of the wreath where the letters will go.

Halloween Wreath tutorial add glitter balls to spray painted wreath

Step Four: Once the letters are dry, use the hot glue to attach the black glitter spider to one of the ‘O’s and the small witch hat to the letter ‘B’.

Halloween Wreath tutorial add embellishments to painted letters

Step Five: Now it is time to add the embellishments. But first, I prefer to lay the wreath down flat on the floor (this gives me a more “distant” view when standing above it) and arrange everything in place BEFORE gluing them down. Once I’m happy with the way it looks, I’ll hot glue everything into place!

DIY Halloween Wreath tutorial use hot glue to attach letters to wreath

Step Six: Once the letters and witch hat are in place, add a few more orange glitter balls around the letters and to fill in any empty-looking spots where you want a bit more.

Homemade Halloween Wreath tutorial glue witch hat to top right side of wreath

Step Seven: Now all that’s left is to tie a ribbon into a loop at the top of the wreath to use for hanging, and you are done! Enjoy your Halloween wreath!

Handcrafted Halloween Wreath tutorial make a hanger from ribbon tied to top of wreath

I hope you love this DIY Halloween Wreath as much as I enjoyed making it! Use the social sharing buttons below the post title to share with friends and family! And be sure to check out some more creepy and fun Halloween crafts below!

Shockingly spooky and dreadfully fun, this DIY Halloween wreath is the perfect way to get your Halloween off to a screaming start!



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Yeu Doi

Monday 18th of September 2017

This is very cool and fun for Halloween! Will try your tutorial soon! Hope mine turns out as pretty as yours!

Alaina Bullock

Monday 18th of September 2017

Thank you! I'd love to see how yours turns out! I'm sure it'll be wonderful!

Our Family World

Friday 15th of September 2017

Fantastic Halloween decoration ideas! I love this! The wreath looks fantastic. I hope I can pull one off myself.

Alaina Bullock

Friday 15th of September 2017

Thank you! Of course you can! And I'd love to see it once you make one!!


Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Oh my goodness what a great compilation of Halloween crafts you have listed at the end of your article. I just bought a wreath because I never thought to make one myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

Alaina Bullock

Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Oh you should give it a try! It's much easier than people think!

Victoria Heckstall

Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Oh!This such a great and helpful tutorial..Would love to decor my door for Halloween and will check and try this cute decor in my door..Thanks

Alaina Bullock

Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Thank you! Let me know if you make any of them!

Jaime Nicole

Wednesday 13th of September 2017

These are GREAT Halloween crafts! I just love the wreath and the Chinese lanterns - Halloween is my favorite holiday to decorate for.

Alaina Bullock

Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Thank you! Yes, mine too! There are so many fun and tasty things to make!

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