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Amazing Halloween Wreaths

Updated on October 13, 2016

Creating a Georgous Halloween Wreath for Your Front Door

Halloween is one holiday that lives you a chance to get really creative, and a bit silly, in your decorating. A Halloween wreath on your front door is a must have.

While some put up one fall wreath for the whole season, I like to put up a new one each month. During October, I must have a Halloween wreath - not just a harvest one. After all, Christmas may be known for it's beautiful wreaths, but on Halloween you'll have lots of people knocking on your door.

These are some creative, fun, and beautiful ideas for Halloween wreaths.

Fur Monster Wreath Photo by Feed Dog used with permission.

Halloween Chevron Wreath
Halloween Chevron Wreath

Halloween Chevron Wreath

This wreath is modern, clean and a ton of fun. When better to decorate in this gorgeous zig-zag pattern than Halloween?

Using the limited colors - black, white, and orange, keeps this wreath simple and sleek.

The simple bat garland, positioned again in a zig-zag, brings the black down into the wreath. You could also use a garland with witches on brooms.

If you have a white door, consider making the wreath out of orange and black chevron fabric, with a bright green and black chevron fabric.

Learn how to make this modern Halloween wreath: Halloween Orange and Black Chevron Bat Wreath tutorial.

Photo by Tatertots and Jello used by permission.

Monster Fur Wreath
Monster Fur Wreath

Monster Fur Wreath

This wreath is one of my very favorites. It has taken on a life of its own and is no longer simply a wreath, but rather a living creature that happens to be shaped like a wreath. It's just so fun!!!

Here are the instructions for monster fur wreath. This how-to does require sewing, however you can make this wreath without sewing by using a styrofoam wreath and covering it with the fur by pinning, gluing, or stapling the fur to the back.

You can buy ping pong balls in bulk cheaply, so you can make a few to give as gifts.

Choose a wild and amazing fur for your wreath that would look great with the color of your door.

Fur Monster Wreath Photo by Feed Dog used with permission.

Making the Fuzzy Eyeball Wreath

Candy Corn Halloween Wreath
Candy Corn Halloween Wreath

Candy Corn Halloween Wreath

Nothing says Halloween better than candy corn!

This wreath uses real candy corn to make a beautiful and clean wreath. The colors are so vibrant!

The key to this wreath is to seal the candies after it is made. You don't want it to melt in the sun, sog in the rain, or attract a world of insects to your front door.

Learn how to make this Candy Corn Wreath for Halloween.

Photo by Jellybean Junkyard used with permission.

Black Snake Wreath for Halloween
Black Snake Wreath for Halloween

Halloween Medusa Wreath

Snakes, Snakes, and More Snakes

This is one creepy wreath! I love how this one looks like a traditional wreath has been totally invaded by snakes. Snakes creep me out!

By making the wreath monocromatic, it has a bit of a surprise factor. I'm sure from the street this looks like a simple black wreath, and only when you walk up to the home do the snakes take form in your sight.

You can make your own medusa snake wreath by covering your grapevine wreath with toy snakes and then spray painting the whole thing dark gray.

Photo by DellaCreations used with permission.

Halloween Ribbon Wreath
Halloween Ribbon Wreath

Halloween Ribbon Wreath

Ribbon Loops in Halloween Colors

This fun ribbon wreath is bright and cheery. And what crafter hasn't gone through a ribbon phase at some point? Dig through your ribbon box (I know you've got one) and I'm sure you'll find a few great ones that will give you a start for this fantastic wreath.

stick with a Halloween color and try to stick simple geometric designs. You don't need a bunch a ribbons with pumpkins and ghosts on them to say Halloween. Stick to colors like orange, green, purple, black, white, and yellow.

Learn how to make this Halloween ribbon wreath.

Halloween Ribbon Wreath photo by jenniferworthen used under CC 2.0

Beautifully Decorated Mantel Displays

Hang a great Halloween wreath over your mantelpiece. Here are some other gorgeous mantel decorating ideas: Beautifully Decorated Mantel Displays

Mummy wreath
Mummy wreath

White Mummy Wreath

This wreath is SO COOL! It's so disheveled and a bit unraveled - as every great Halloween mummy is, however it's stark white color makes it curiously elegant. Check out some more photos of this wreath here.

I love how the mummy hands give it such a creepy feel.

This wreath would be quite stylish and interesting on a brightly colored or a black door.

Here is another mummy wreath that creates the mummy look, not with the mussy cheesecloth, but with a more structured fabric tied in an interesting way.

Photo by TheChickadeeShop used with permission.

Black Feather Wreath

A black feather wreath gives that creepy allusion to the raven or a black owl.

You can buy a feather wreath, or you can make your own. Check your local discount stores for cheap feather boas. I have even seen some at the dollar store. While they may not be great quality as a boa, they are great for wrapping around a wreath.

Halloween Spiral Wreath with Deco Mesh
Halloween Spiral Wreath with Deco Mesh | Source

Pumpkin Wreath of Deco Mesh

This wreath makes for a bright and happy door! Any trick-or-treater knows that a house with a wreath like this is going to have an awesome treat waiting!

This pumpkin is made with spirals of deco mesh. Deco mesh is a great craft material because it is so impressive, yet very easy to work with.

Deco Mesh Wreaths

Deco Mesh Wreaths
Deco Mesh Wreaths

Deco Mesh is easy to work with and gives a great bang for your buck. Once you learn to create a deco mesh wreath, you can adapt it to any holiday! This is the book that got me started with deco mesh and I think it provides lots of great ideas for a beginner.

 
Phone book paper wreath
Phone book paper wreath | Source

Phone Book Paper Wreath

There are a bunch of reasons to love this wreath.

  • The first is that it is made of paper torn from a phone book. Millions of phone books have been delivered over the years creating a huge amount of waste, why not re-purpose this paper?
  • Using phone book paper makes this project very cheap to make. You could also simply use a copy of the newspaper.
  • You can get the kids involved in this one by helping you paint the paper. They can use brushes, sponges, fingers, whatever.

Learn how to make this painted paper wreath.

Googly Eye
Googly Eye

Halloween Googly Eye Wreath

Now this one is a little more an unexpected! This wreath is totally covered in googly eyes - big and little.

Learn how to make this Halloween Googly Eye Wreath.

In addition to the front door, this would look great on the office door of a manager or the security office, or even on a classroom or principal's door.

Use whatever fabric scraps you have for the "I'm Watching You" sign, and a ribbon that would match well. You don't have to stick with black and white, but I would only add one or two other colors to let the eyes be the focus.

Photo by Chico & Jo used with permission

Paper Halloween Wreath
Paper Halloween Wreath | Source

The Bloody Newspaper

Taking off and running with the phone book paper wreath idea will lead you to this variation. It just goes to show you that you can adapt any idea you see online to fit with your aesthetic.

Here a simple change in colors - black and blood red rather than black, orange and yellow - gives the wreath a completely different emotion.

Where this wreath features the flowers, I could just as easily see it with a bloody (plastic) meat cleaver. (Yeah, uh, please don't hang a real knife on your front door - it just makes it too easy for the serial killers).

Orange Felt Rosette Wreath
Orange Felt Rosette Wreath | Source

Orange Felt Rosette Wreath

This orange felt wreath is just too cute. Totally covered with felt rosettes, this wreath looks stunning, and that black bow gives it that great contrast.

Things like rosettes can look really intimidating, but they are easier to make than you might think.

Here are a couple step by step instructions for a few different types of felt rosettes:

Owl Wreath
Owl Wreath

Owl Wreath

Here's another wreath with rosettes!

This is one of those wreaths that doesn't scream Halloween, but gives you that spooky "I'm watching you" type feel.

This handsome owl will watch over your yard and scare off any unwanted guests.

Put a realistic looking witch's broom by the door and the owl will look like it just might be a witch's familiar.

I love how this wreath can decorate a home for Halloween without looking like a Halloween decoration. It just looks spooky.

Photo by TheBakersDaughter used with permission.

Butterfly wrapped Halloween wreath
Butterfly wrapped Halloween wreath

Spiderweb Butterfly & Berries

I love this modern clean wreath that still incorporates the berries that I love on wreaths.

A butterfly seems like an unexpected element on a Halloween wreath, but by making a butterfly on black paper decorated with a spider web, it just works.

This is another example of a Halloween wreath that doesn't scream "Halloween", but doesn't hide from it either.

Photo by Nicole Duquette

Spiders on yarn wreath
Spiders on yarn wreath

More Yarn Wrapped Wreaths

Wrapping a wreath with yarn is a great way to get a beautiful base for a wreath that you can add a few Halloween accents to. The key to making a great yarn wrapped wreath is to have the end result in mind, and to wrap the wreath with that in mind. Use two or more colors, or wrap it in a certain pattern. Have a plan.

Here are a few other great yarn wrapped wreaths:

Shabby Canvas Wreath
Shabby Canvas Wreath

Shabby Canvas Wreath

What I like about this wreath is that it's simple and you can make it with what you've got.

The painter's canvas this wreath is made with looks great, but if your door is the same color, you can use any fabric. Look through your bin of scrap fabrics and you might have something perfect.

Also, it is very versatile, in that you can make the rosettes with scraps, or you can feature something else there. You can feature flowers, or spiders or anything interesting there. Here is a great video tutorial for making the fabric rosettes.

Here is a similar wreath that uses a few different printed fabrics, and therefore doesn't need to add anything further.

Learn how to make this shabby canvas wreath.

Photo by Creations By Kara used with permission

Halloween purple spider wreath with glitter
Halloween purple spider wreath with glitter

Purple Spider Wreath

I love purple for Halloween. Sometimes you just hit your limit of orange, ya know?

This wreath, with it's glittery spider, is so fun! With the purple and a hint of pink, it would be perfect for the door of a girl's room.

If spider's aren't up your alley, add a witch's hat, a bat, a witch's boot, or a gorgeous purple ghost.

Photo by AWorkofHeartSA used with permission.

Ping Pong Eyeball Wreath
Ping Pong Eyeball Wreath

Eyeball Wreath

This eyeball wreath is more traditional than the fur eyeball wreath, but no less fun.

Using black leaves on the wreath gives it the familiar foliage harvest wreath look, but touched with a bit of zombie mayhem. The veiny eyeballs look great on the wreath.

Lean to make this inexpensive eyeball wreath.

Photo by booturtle used with permission

What kind of wreaths do YOU like for October?

What type of wreath do you prefer for your door during October?

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    • MirandaGrimm profile image

      MirandaGrimm 4 years ago

      I hate that snake one! ahhh. it is disgusting and probably perfect for Halloween! Ha. I made a wreath this year by pinning squares of fabric onto a styrofoam wreath. I did it in candy corn fashion with white on the top, yellow in the middle and orange at the bottom. I adore it!!

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      oddobjective 4 years ago

      I love the Medusa and Mummy wreaths. Creepy but cool!

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      girlfriendfactory 4 years ago

      I'm with RenaissanceWoman, the snakes are awesome and would freak out the best of us! Loved it! I used to make my own but don't have a front door now, so I make nothing. I do enjoy looking at what others make, however! :-) Great job!

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Cool wreaths. That Medusa wreath is my favorite. Totally creepy!

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      Stanley Green 4 years ago from Czech Republic

      You have very unique collection of Halloween wreaths ideas here :) Some of them are especially nice!

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      rebeccay104 4 years ago

      love the monster wreath, the snake wreath and the mummy wreath! I will have to get crafting.

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      ArtbyMAR 4 years ago

      Awesome wreaths so many ideas, thanks for the inspiration.

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      qikey1 lm 4 years ago

      I love these ideas- that monster wreath is hilarious!

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      Anja Toetenel 4 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      I had to laugh a lot looking at all these wreaths... can they be great... well after reading your Lens I must admit they can.... i must be a little bit disgusting LOL

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      susiequeue1 4 years ago

      I really like the candy corn wreath! Although then I'd try to eat it...

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      mommateaches 4 years ago

      Great assortment of spooky, funny and beautiful Halloween wreaths!

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      Lydia Workman 4 years ago from Canada

      Great ideas! I think I'd really like to make a wreath where I combine the medusa style with the black feathers.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We don't make Halloween Wreaths here :o I love the idea! Especially those with eyes are cool.

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      Littlej224 4 years ago

      I've never seen Halloween wreaths before but it's a wonderful idea

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great creations.

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      NatureFan LM 4 years ago

      I always just keep my sunflower wreaths up. Never considered an actual "Halloween" wreath. thanks for the ideas.

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      StrongMay 4 years ago

      These sure let you get creative.

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      supersiva 4 years ago

      I would like a wreath designed with scarecrows, skeletons and scary owls for halloween.

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      Jenny Rowling 4 years ago from London, UK

      I don't usually put wreaths on my door, but the white mummy one may actually change my mind.

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      ghoststorylover 4 years ago

      I love these! I think my favorite's the monster eyeballs and the snake wreaths! I have some fake snakes laying around too! lol

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      Edith Rose 4 years ago from Canada

      I like wreaths of all kinds.

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      ChocolateLily 4 years ago

      Love these ideas!

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      thecrochetcubby 4 years ago

      I love the phone book wreath. What a fun idea!

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      HolidaysDex 5 years ago

      Some very original ideas here. Thank you.

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      kevin pachingel 5 years ago

      i remember this wreaths way back when i was a child and it is so good to remember...

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      Birthday Wishes 5 years ago from Here

      I love the one with the eyes. Nice lens!

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      CozyKitty 5 years ago

      I'm not really in the habit of putting up a wreath for Halloween, but I just love that deco mesh one. This may become a new tradition for us :)

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      casquid 5 years ago

      What a great idea for a lens! Awesome job!! I like the candy corn wreath. Going back to visit the site now.

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      Nona Weeks 5 years ago from Florissant, CO

      These are great wreath ideas.

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      Ardyn25 5 years ago

      W ow, such a nice selection of wreaths..thank you.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Boo-lessed! Happy Halloween 2012!

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      I do like that mummy wreath - a very clever and cool idea!

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      MillBucks 5 years ago

      Congrats are definitely in order, great Halloween decorating ideas!

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      That fur wreath is so much fun. Got to find my fake fur and get some ping pong balls.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I love the Halloween monster fur wreath. As soon as I saw it I thought, "Yep, I just knew there would be some eyeballs around here". Lol... this is wonderful and thank you for some great decorating ideas.

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      elyria 6 years ago

      Big congrats on being one of the top 5 winners in the Halloween contest!

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Congratulations on being one of the top 5 winners of the Halloween Quest Contest.

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      Congratulations!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations, I knew this lens would make the top 5 :)

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      'Vikk Simmons 6 years ago from Houston

      Congratulations on being one of the top 5 in the Halloween contest!

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      Marelisa 6 years ago

      I love these! I saw a really cute Halloween wreath the other day: it was black and it had tiny skulls and skeletons all around. Someday soon I plan to have a wreath up on my door every day of the year, commemorating each season, holiday, and so on. :-)

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      Jackie Block 6 years ago from SE Michigan

      These are really great ideas. I plan on making one for next halloween!

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      iijuan12 6 years ago from Florida

      Great lens! Blessed and liked.

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      Melody Lassalle 6 years ago from California

      These are great ideas!

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      The fur monster is best. Of course, it reminds me of Squidoo lenses.

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      June Parker 6 years ago from New York

      You have several really good ideas for Halloween wreaths. *Blessed* and congrats for making it to the Happy Halloween Contest!

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      Teri Hansen 6 years ago

      OMGoodness, These are just too cute, will have to try one by tonight. thanks for inspiration.

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      Mickie Goad 6 years ago

      What a great collection. Of course I just love the candy corn wreath (candy corn is kind of a niche for me) and the one made from a torn phone book. Thanks and congrats on creating such a fun page!

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      'Vikk Simmons 6 years ago from Houston

      I love that first eyeball wreath. What fun. I had no idea there were Halloween wreaths. Congratulations on making it to the top 50 in the Happy Halloween contest.

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      Julianne Gentile 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      These are fantastic! Happy Halloween!

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Very interesting wreath ideas. Congratulations on this lens being a Happy Halloween Contest finalist!

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      Paul Turner 6 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      Happy Halloween! Great lens!

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      BOO! Happy Halloween! ^^..^^

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      tcorbs 6 years ago

      Very interesting looking wreaths!

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      efcruzarts 6 years ago

      great idea for halloween decors

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      mothersdayflowersmacon 6 years ago

      What a great idea, I have never thought of getting wreaths during this time of the year, only Christmas.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great ideas for home decorating, hope I can find the time to make a few!

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      dogface lm 6 years ago

      That orange furry wreath with lots of eyeballs is my fav. :o)

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      Kim 6 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      i love the wreaths but you don't have an option for me. Whatever I see I like is what I hang. Silly is cool or it also depends on if you 'themed' your decorating. So for me it varies

      I've added your lens to the featured on my Horrifically everything halloween for the next update (probably between Saturday & monday) I'll publish the new update

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      jaredsgirl 6 years ago

      These wreaths are so amazing! What a collection of interesting creativity! Thanks a bunch for sharing.

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      I like the monster fur and eyeball wreath.

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      KarenCookieJar 6 years ago

      These are awesome! I love wreaths and they are all so creative and fun.

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      tconsf 6 years ago

      Creative, simple and love the owl wreath. Nice job!

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      ErHawkns7100 6 years ago

      Clever ideas. Very cool.

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      Rhidawn 6 years ago

      Very cool lens

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      costumesngifts 6 years ago

      Very creative ideas!

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      Stacy Birch 6 years ago

      Awesome lens!!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      'thumbs up' to you! happy halloween.

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      OOPSY LM 6 years ago

      The mummy wreath is my fave! Great info!

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      elyria 6 years ago

      So creative! I made my own Halloween wreath only once, it was a fun project and it turned out to be super ugly, but kind of perfect for Halloween, everyone was grossed out :)

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      Treasures By Brenda 6 years ago from Canada

      Well done! Great Halloween wreaths. We have never had one...

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      Very complete lens of great wreath ideas, some of which I will have to make this week. Angel blessed.

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      WorldVisionary 6 years ago

      What an awesome idea for Halloween! Thumbs up and a spoooky Angel blessing for you! :)

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      BEDDING-SETS 6 years ago

      These are beautiful wreaths for Halloween. I never thought of putting up a wreath until now!

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      Chris-H LM 6 years ago

      I don't know why more people don't do this? Perhaps you're just a trendsetter! I think these are a great idea! Personally, I like the mummy, the black feather, and any of the ones with eyeballs!

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      the-good-stuff 6 years ago

      Love the wreath with the eyes! Just the right shade of creepy!

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      HarryPotterFanatic 6 years ago

      Cute! I especially like the owl wreath. I'm a bit partial to owls. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I LOVE this lens, full of inspiration to get me creating :)

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      bechand 6 years ago

      I love the orange eyeball wreath - I want one !

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      Loraine Brummer 6 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Coool wreaths. Nice lens for Halloween fun.

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      Pretty spook-tacular and boo-tiful wreaths. Thanks for sharing.

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      emmaklarkins 6 years ago

      These are really cool! I might just have to try one :)

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      GypsyPirate LM 6 years ago

      Okay, now you've done it! You just had to go inspire me to get all creative, didn't you? (sigh) Looks like it's going to be me and my glue gun for a while. (I'm not really complaining - my only dilemma is which one to make first!!)