If you are looking for easy DIY Halloween wreath ideas that anyone could make, then look no further! We’ve got you.
I love making seasonal wreaths to hang on our front door or for around the house. It’s an easy craft you can do while watching TV (maybe the new Hocus Pocus movie!), and I think wreath making can be a fun party idea with friends.
So, here are different ways to make DIY Halloween wreaths with lots of different ways to customize them.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you make a simple Halloween wreath?
The simplest way to make a DIY Halloween wreath is to buy a grapevine wreath base and hot glue accents to it.
Here are some grapevine wreath bases:
- 18-inch classic brown grapevine wreath base
- 18-inch black glitter grapevine wreath base
- 18-inch cream grapevine wreath base (as seen in this post)
- Autumn leaf grapevine wreath base
- Pumpkin-shaped grapevine wreath base
Once you have the base, you can hot glue any spooky accent you want to it! You could cover the entire base or leave it more sparse. There are so many different Halloween accents you could use.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Spiders – different sizes add interest
- Black flowers – or leaves, or oversized feathers
- Black birds – put a bird on it
- Pumpkins – classic colors or something a little different could be fun, too
- Candy corn – you could also use the real stuff, but the sugar may get gross over time
- Bones – love a graveyard theme
How do you make a Halloween wreath with a wire frame?
A wire frame wreath base allows for more customization. Sometimes, a grapevine base is too rustic for the look you may be going for with your wreath. If so, a wire frame might be the way to go!
Wrap the wire frame in yarn or fabric. You can secure it by tying the back or hot gluing the end.
Then, hot glue or wire things to the yarn or fabric. Many of the accents I linked above could work well with this Halloween wreath option.
A few more ideas could include:
- Painting ping pong balls to look like oversized eyes
- Photocopying old family photos and dyeing them with tea
- Add vampire teeth and (painted) blood
What supplies do I need to make a Halloween wreath?
-Wreath base + accents + hot glue glue
-Wreath bases include: foam wreath base, wire, or grapevine
When using a foam wreath base, you may want to paint the foam to match whatever yarn or fabric you plan to cover it in so it doesn’t peek through. This is similar to using a wire frame base, but the foam will added more dimension (thickness) to your final wreath.
Another variation would be to wrap your foam base in two different colors of yarn or fabric.
How do I switch between yarn colors?
Tie one color to the next before beginning to wrap again. Make sure to tie the knots all on one side (the back) of the wreath. Then, trim the tails off once you are ready to hang your wreath.
Happy Halloween wreath making! xo, Emma
P.S. Looking for more ideas? Check out How to Make a Wreath (For Any Season) and 15 Easy DIY Halloween Decorations.
Wow! I would never hang even those fake spiders on my door. They are ….just gross, don’t you think? I would go with classic pumpkins. Hey, did you make this wire thing yourself? I don’t think I can make myself.
No, we don’t think spiders are “gross”. This is my favorite one!
*that first one is very pretty. Do you deliver? ;p
Love the colors and concept! Can’t wait to make those over the weekend while watching hocus pocus 2!
The perfect combination!