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Super Simple Halloween Craft Wreath

Updated on September 24, 2013

Craft a Halloween Wreath in 15 minutes!

Yup, in 15 minutes -- with the right supplies -- you can craft a super simple Halloween wreath.

I had a grapevine wreath and some leaf garland laying around the house and just started playing with it. You may find some of the supplies floating around your house, too. If not, they are easy enough to find. These wreaths can be taken apart and re-done every year, just a bit differently or store it as is to hang on your front door for Halloween's to come!

I have also made tons of crafts using feather boas and will share those ideas here, too. So, are you ready? Let's get to it!

Image Credit: DecoratingforEvents - Mandee

Supplies for a Super Simple Halloween Wreath

Fall or Harvest Look Wreath

For the look of fall or Harvest time, leaves are the way to go. They are the perfect base for your Halloween wreath. Here's what you need:

  • 1 - Grapevine Wreath (variations methods listed below)
  • 1 to 3 - Leaf garlands, depending on the type of form you are using and how full you want it to be
  • Floral Wire
  • Halloween Decor for the middle of your wreath (think spiders, bats, witches, skulls and the like)

9' Autumn Leaf Garland

NorthLight 9 in. Autumn Blessings Maple Leaf Berry And Acorn Artificial Thanksgiving Garland
NorthLight 9 in. Autumn Blessings Maple Leaf Berry And Acorn Artificial Thanksgiving Garland

At 9 feet long, this one will cover a lot of your grapevine wreath. It looks to be a pretty full garland as well -- not many bare spots.

This is a great option for your Halloween craft wreath.

 

Maple Leaf Silk Garland - for a Simple Halloween Wreath

Factory Direct Craft 6 Foot Autumn Artificial Silk Garland with Multiple Fall Colors Maple Leaves
Factory Direct Craft 6 Foot Autumn Artificial Silk Garland with Multiple Fall Colors Maple Leaves

This shorter version (at 6 feet in length) won't cover as much of your wreath but that's okay too!

With this craft, there is no right or wrong -- just what you like!

 

Oak Leaf Garland for Your Halloween Wreath

Melrose International 6-Feet Long Mini Oak Leaf Garland
Melrose International 6-Feet Long Mini Oak Leaf Garland

Oak leaf garland is pretty cool for a Harvest or Halloween wreath too. I love the shape of these leaves.

This one is 6 feet long as well and will leave some of the wreath showing. The oak leaves will basically just accent the wreath, not cover it.

 

Super Simple Steps to a Halloween Wreath

  1. Attach the end of the leaf garland to the back side of the grapevine wreath and secure it with floral wire.
  2. Begin winding the garland around the wreath.
  3. When finished, secure the end with floral wire at the back of the wreath. You can go back now and add floral wire to secure the garland in places it is loose or should cover.
  4. Add your Halloween decor item to the inner circle and wire it to the grapevine.
  5. You're finished!

Leaf Wreath Ready for Halloween Decor!

Halloween crafts wreath
Halloween crafts wreath

Variations for Your Halloween Wreath - Wreath Forms, Lights and More

  1. This wreath can also be made using a foam, straw or wire wreath form.

    With the foam and straw wreath forms, use "U" pins (also called anchor, floral and greening pins) to secure the garland to the wreath . For the wire wreath, you will still use floral wire.

    With the wire form, you will need to use more garland to cover it. You can also add dried moss to cover any portion of the wire form that may still be showing or to give it a more "Halloween" or "scary" look. Let the moss drip over the sides...

  2. Using Garland that is pre-lit will give a whole new look to your wreath. Just make sure to hang it somewhere an outlet is close by or make your own lighted garland by adding battery operated mini lights to your wreath.

Halloween crafts wreath with bow
Halloween crafts wreath with bow

"U" Shaped Floral Pins - A Must for Most Crafters

FloraCraft Floral Pins 1 pack of 2" 50 per pack
FloraCraft Floral Pins 1 pack of 2" 50 per pack

I have a ton of these pins in my craft room. I am constantly finding uses for them. They are just so handy to secure fabric, garland and florals in foam and straw.

I honestly couldn't craft without them. Have you used them before?

 

If you'd rather have a Spooky Halloween Wreath

for your front door or entry...

A spooky Halloween wreath is very easy to make. You will need:

  • 1 - 14" to 16" Foam Wreath Form (Use the full round, extruded type foam as opposed to the flat front, back and sides style. The feathers lay much nicer on the rounded surface.)
  • 4 - Black Feathered Boas (Marabou or Mixed Feather)
  • "U" Pins (also called anchor, floral and greening pins)
  • Some scary Halloween decorations like a Raven, Spiders, Eye Balls, or the like

Deluxe Feathered Boa - 6 ft. - Halloween Crafts -- Spooky Wreath

Deluxe Boa Adult Costume Accessory Black
Deluxe Boa Adult Costume Accessory Black

I absolutely LOVE using feather boas to craft. They are affordable and easy to work with. I use floral pins to attach them to foam or straw and floral wire for any other application.

I don't recommend using hot glue or any glue really. The feathers are too delicate to stand up to that. The boa ends up falling apart!

 

Black Marabou Boa for a Scary Halloween Wreath

Bulk Buy: Zucker Feather Marabou Heavyweight Feather Boa 72" 1/Pkg Black 5058-BL (2-Pack)
Bulk Buy: Zucker Feather Marabou Heavyweight Feather Boa 72" 1/Pkg Black 5058-BL (2-Pack)

Marabou boas are soft and fuzzy looking. They work very well for smaller craft projects.

I have also seen them in thinner diameter as well as sold like ribbon on a spool. You just have to decide which format will work best with your craft!

 

Tip:

Don't try to use hot glue when putting your feather wreath together. The pins will hold things much more securely and you won't get globs of glue on your feathers. It's virtually impossible to get it off without ruining the feathers.

Feather Halloween Craft Wreath

  1. Choose a spot to start your feather boa on the back side of the wreath form. Use a "U" pin to secure the end to the foam.
  2. Wrap the boa around the form 3 or 4 times and then secure with another "U" pin to the back of the foam. Continue like this until you use all the boa and secure to the backside with a "U" pin.
  3. Start the next boa on the backside where the first boa left off. Continue around the wreath form until all of it is covered. Fluff the feathers over the areas where you used the "U" pins to cover them.
  4. Now, add your Halloween decor items to the black feather wreath. Secure with pins or floral wire, taking care to fluff the feathers around the pins or wires to hide them.

    If you wanted to attach a Raven, cut a square of off white or gray cheese cloth and attach it to the inside of the wreath circle with a "U" pin. Set the Raven on top of the cheese cloth and wire or pin the feet into place. Add foam eye balls, spider webbing or anything else that's spooky to you!

Feather Wreath Ready for Halloween Decor

Halloween Feather Wreath
Halloween Feather Wreath

Make a Forest of Scary Feather Trees for your Entry or Coffee Table - Marabou Feather Tree with Eyeballs

Halloween Crafts Eye Ball Tree
Halloween Crafts Eye Ball Tree

Don't you just love the Raven on top?

Image Credit: DecoratingforEvents - Mandee

Halloween Decor to add to your Halloween Crafts - Some I have used in the past

Plastic Halloween Eyeballs - 12 Count
Plastic Halloween Eyeballs - 12 Count

Eyeballs always make things more scary! I love to use these all over to decorate for Halloween. On wreaths, in apothecary jars, mixed into a bowl of small gourds and corn...

 
12 White Vampire Fangs, Plastic Teeth, Costume Accessory Party Favors
12 White Vampire Fangs, Plastic Teeth, Costume Accessory Party Favors

Though not as scary, the vampire teeth are a fun way to accent your wreath or tree. Everyone would get a kick out of these fangs on a wreath or tree.

 
Bag of Skulls
Bag of Skulls

Small skulls is another way you can go for decor on your wreath or tree. They are affordable and you get a bag full so you can spread them around!

 

Tip:

The feather boas don't have to be wound really close together. By fluffing the feathers, they will cover the foam wreath. Wrap it a few times, secure and then fluff. If you can see the white peeking through, make it tighter, if not -- you're good to go!

If You Really Want Something Different...

Try using orange, purple or lime green feather boas instead. Then add black Halloween decor for accent. This is really festive looking!

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    • iamraincrystal profile image

      Rosyel Sawali 5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Amazing! This lens makes it seem so easy to make a Halloween wreath. I just might try it! ^_^

    • Corrinna-Johnson profile image

      Corrinna Johnson 5 years ago from BC, Canada

      Looks like a spooktacular fun project to do with the kids this Halloween. I like the black boa and feathers best and I would add some creepy crawlies such as snakes, spiders, bats and bugs.

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      bossypants 5 years ago from America's Dairyland

      Wow! What an inspiring variety of Halloween wreaths! I would never have thought of the black feather idea and it's so cool looking!

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      Mary Beth Granger 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I have never made one, but you sure make it look easy. blessed

    • Wednesday-Elf profile image

      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Never tried to make one, but your directions make it look super easy! Love your first example with the fall leaves and ghosts!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Fabulous fun and easy directions for making a Halloween wreath! I love them all!

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      BuckHawkcenter 5 years ago

      Hey, this is simple and I might actually be able to do it. What a fun project to do with grandgirls when they come over and I get to babysit.