Halloween Decoration: DIY Indoor/Outdoor Wreath

Halloween wreath
Halloween wreath | Source
Halloween wreath on front door
Halloween wreath on front door | Source

How to Make a Halloween Wreath

Wreaths are beautiful decorations that can be easy to make, depending on just how ornate you want to go and what kind of supplies you want to use. This wreath for Halloween is perhaps the easiest of all, with its only downfall being the price, which was about $30. The best part is that I also barely had to use a glue gun, which can be a dangerous tool sometimes for a klutz like me.

With just a couple of hours of your time and a few bucks to spare, a piece of Halloween decor like this one can be done and ready to display on your front door in time for the trick-or-treaters or other guests. Just follow these easy steps below and have fun creating your own unique wreath that you can continue to enjoy for years to come.

Please keep in mind that this is all about how I made my own wreath, pictured above. You can do just about anything when it comes to do-it-yourself wreaths so have fun and don't limit yourself to using the same supplies I have here.

Wreath supplies
Wreath supplies | Source
Feather boa around wreath
Feather boa around wreath | Source
Feather boa wreath
Feather boa wreath | Source
Wreath decor
Wreath decor | Source

Halloween DIY Decor

The first step in making your own Halloween wreath is to gather your supplies. Other than your decorations, you're going to need the following:

  • Glue gun
  • Glue gun sticks
  • Wire wreath frame (like the ones shown to the right)
  • Scissors or wire cutters
  • Twine

When it comes to decorations, have fun. I went to the crafts store with absolutely no idea what I wanted to do and let myself get inspired by what I saw. Probably the easiest thing to use to decorate with is a boa, which is what I used to wrap around the wire frame of my own wreath.

Decorating a Wreath

To make a wreath similar to the one that I have made, you need the same basic supplies and a boa and some decorative wire vines. I bought three boas that were 48 inches long and three wire vines that had some spiders, as shown to the right. I also bought three clip on spiders to add a little more orange to the wreath, besides just black, purple, and green (shown in the pictures above and to the right).

Step One:

The first step is take some twine and tie it around your wreath. Give it enough space so that you can fit about three or four fingers. This will be what you use to hang your wreath with.

Step Two:

Next, take your boas and begin wrapping them around your wreath. The boas I purchased had strings at the ends, which i used to tie them to the wire frame. You can wrap them as tightly together as you like, but I recommend leaving just a little slack so that you can stick your decorative pieces through the frame. Just make sure no spaces are visible so that your wreath looks nice and full.

Step Three:

Take the wire vines that you have chosen and break them apart. I did this by pulling on some pieces or cutting them off of the vine so that I could take each smaller part and put them into the wreath in whatever way I liked. This is why the spiders are all scattered, rather than bunched up like they would have been if I used the vines as they were.

The longer the pieces are, the easier they will be to wrap them into the wreath. Try and do so tight enough that the pieces stay in place like you want them but not so tight that they get lost in all those feathers. This is where the glue gun may become necessary, just to keep the pieces in place and make sure they don't stick out too far from the frame.

Step Four:

Let your wreath dry for a couple of minutes, if necessary. Then, go out and hang it on your front door or at whatever place you have decided to hang it in your home. Enjoy!

© 2012 LisaKoski

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Lisa - This is a fantastic idea! How clever to use a boa! I love DIY projects and this is right up there with the best.

Voting up and sharing.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

Great idea and I love things like this done with the glue gun. Thanks for sharing!


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bridalletter 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

That is my kind of wreath! The boa is an excellent idea. You are giving me great ideas for holiday decorating.


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Heather Says 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

This came out so great! I have been wanting to make an awesome Halloween wreath this season and this is definitely inspiring. I never thought of using a boa-- that's so genius! Pinning for later.


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LisaKoski 3 years ago from WA Author

Thank you! I actually made this for myself for my home but my mom kept it because she loved it so much so now I'm back to square one with making my own Halloween decorations this year. Thanks for stopping by!


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suzettenaples 3 years ago from Taos, NM

Beautiful idea. I love the use of boas for this wreath. I have done a similar type of wreath made with strips of tissue paper but it takes many more hours to complete. The boa is also soft against your door. Love this idea and your wreath is wonderful. Thanks for sharing your creative idea with us!

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