When you think of wreaths, the first thing you probably think of are branches of snow-dusted evergreen twisted into a circular shape. And while winter wreaths certainly play a cherished part in holiday decor, wreaths defy the season. At least we think they do. With a few tweaks to the original classic, they can work for any holiday. With that in mind, what better way to greet a crowd of trick-or-treaters than with one of these Halloween wreaths?
While most of the country is still warm to the touch and the leaves haven’t fully turned yet, you may have already decked out your house or your porch in Halloween decor to jump-start those fall feelings. A Halloween wreath can be displayed indoors or out. They can be downright spooky (hello, glowing eyeballs) or they can be beautiful, subtle, and perfect for going away on Thanksgiving. Whether you want to spray paint mini faux pumpkins, get creative with glass jar lids, or use fall flowers to create something truly stunning, the wreaths on this list will inspire your next project. Some are kid-friendly too, so your little crew of ghosts and goblins (or Bluey and Peppa) can join in on the Halloween craft.
1 A kid-friendly Halloween wreath idea
This sweet wreath from Pink Stripey Socks has definite Halloween vibes thanks to the little ghost, but it’s not scary at all. Even your child who is afraid of everything will love this sweet seasonal project. It’s nice to wrap the hoop in embroidery floss to give it some color and texture. Then you can cut out and paint any shapes you want. A pumpkin would be cute, or a monster or a black cat. If freehand drawing is difficult, trace the inside of a Halloween cookie cutter or search for a template online.
2 A pastel colored pumpkin wreath
You’ll want to show this Halloween wreath from Lovely Indeed all fall, and you can, because there’s nothing scary about it. The key here is to buy artificial pumpkins and gourds because they don’t rot, so you can use the wreath year after year. Spray the pumpkins any color you like – the golden stem is a chic touch here, but rainbow colors or more classic fall rust and red would look lovely too. Then using a wreath form covered with felt as a background, you will be arranging the pumpkins starting with the largest.
3 A Spooky Stick Halloween Wreath
One of the best things about this DIY Halloween wreath idea from Delia Creates is that it’s almost free to make. Have your kids get sticks from the yard, or take a family walk to find some good sticks of similar width and snap them together so they’re all about the same length. Then spray them black (or a combination of black or orange). You don’t even need a mesh wreath shape. Instead, cut a circle with a hole in it out of cardboard, glue the sticks on and add any creepy creepers.
4 A simple haunted wreath
This Paper Ghost Wreath from Handmade Charlotte gives me nostalgia for fabric ghosts I made in elementary school. This Halloween wreath idea is also a fun, seasonal craft even the littlest kids will enjoy – you can use a ball for the ghost heads to shape them, and use an embroidery hoop or other very thin wreath shape to create the illusion of the ghosts that fly around.
5 A Halloween wreath made from glass jar lids
This Halloween wreath from Tatertots and Jello is so creative and so sneakily simple. It uses mason jar lids wrapped in washi tape in various colors. All you need to get the wreath shape is a ribbon tied in a circle and, of course, finished with an eye-catching Halloween bow.
6 A rainbow spider web wreath
Who says Halloween has to be black, orange, and spooky? This rainbow spider web Halloween wreath from A Kailo Chic Life is playful and fun, yet it still feels totally trendy for Halloween. You’ll need a wooden web unfinished for this (available on Etsy, Amazon, or most craft stores). Then paint it in your favorite colors and add a spider with hot glue. This would be a fun craft to offer at a kids Halloween party.
7 An autumnal Halloween wreath
Oh my gourd (sorry), this wreath from blogger A Beautiful Mess is so cute. She uses faux gourds for this wreath, which are lighter and easier to work with than the real thing. Before you get lucky with the hot glue gun, arrange the gourds on a wreath shape until you like the way they look together, then go for it. This idea is completely customizable and you can scale up or down by choosing a larger or smaller grapevine wreath shape as a starting point.
8 A DIY Eyeball Wreath
It wouldn’t be a Halloween wreath roundup without at least one downright spooky option on the list. This eyeball wreath from A Pretty Life In The Suburbs will scare trick-or-treaters, and it’s fun to make, too. You can buy craft eyeballs at Michael’s or other craft stores, but eyeball ping pong balls will work too, or you can paint eyes or stick googly eyes on regular ping pong balls if you’re feeling super ambitious. Glow-in-the-dark eyeballs are a little more expensive, but would look great at night. Once you have chosen your eyes and sprayed the wreath form, simply glue the eyes onto a wreath form.
9 A Mickey Mouse Halloween Wreath
If you’re a Disney fan, this Mickey Mouse pumpkin from Instagram user @a_foolish_mortal is for you. It was made using a 3D printed Mickey pumpkin head, but you could achieve similar results by attaching ears to a foam pumpkin and getting creative with painting. A store-bought black twig wreath makes the rest of the decor sparkle and gives an eerie vibe thanks to the serrated branches. By using lighting, this is noticeable at night.
10 Baby’s Breath wreath
How gorgeous is this painted fall wreath of baby’s breath from The House That Lars Built? It’s not obviously Halloween, but has a definite fall feel to it so it can go up in late September and you can leave it as a Thanksgiving wreath. Here, the flowers are actually spray painted so you can pick the colors you love (or go black and orange for classic spooky seasonal vibes). The stems are also sharp and thin enough to stick them into a foam wreath shape.
11 An Easy DIY Halloween Wreath Made With Christmas Ornaments
You may think of the winter holidays when you see round ornaments, but you can turn something holly cheerful into something freaky deaky with the help of some spray paint. The Halloween wreath pictured was from Target, but you can make something super similar. Collect glass or plastic ornaments, then spray paint your favorite fall colors and add some jack-o-lantern faces. It helps to watch a DIY ornament wreath tutorial to find out how best to assemble it.
These Halloween wreath ideas are all pretty easy and most of them are even fun to make with kids. What better way to welcome the spooky season into your home than with one of these pretty wreaths.
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