DIY Halloween Wreaths

Halloween Wreath Ideas

If you’re looking for some fun Halloween decorations for your apartment, but don’t want to spend a lot of money, these DIY Halloween wreaths are a perfect solution. Learn how easy it is to make a Bone, a Pumpkin and even a creepy Snake Halloween wreath with these step-by-step instructions and pictures.

DIY Halloween Wreath: Bone Halloween Wreath

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What you need

  • Foam or plastic skeleton or a bag of bones
  • Styrofoam glue
  • Ribbon

" "If you purchased your halloween skeleton already assembled, the first step will be to disassemble it. Lay out the bones to get a feel for the shapes and sizes of each bone. If you don’t want to take the time to disassemble a skeleton, you can purchase a bag of bones that will be ready to go right out of the bag. Dry stack the skeleton bones in a circle to get an idea of how they will fit together and form a wreath (the flatter pieces such as the hips and hands make a good base, with other bones on top). If you want the skull to greet your guests, arrange it prominently at the top of the circle.

Begin with one bone and start gluing them together where they touch another bone until all the bones are secure in a circle. Allow the glue to dry completely before attaching a ribbon to the back of the bones and then hang it on your door. If you choose, you can embellish your skeleton wreath with fake bugs, jewels, and some rope. In the picture above, we left the ribbon off to make the skeleton appear a little less friendly (as if the bugs and bones greeting your guests weren’t un-friendly enough).

DIY Ribbon Halloween Wreath

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What you need

  • (1) 14″ Styrofoam wreath.
  • Multiple types of ribbon, ricrac, and trim that are orange, black, and white. Include polka-dots, stripes, argyle, and solid color designs.
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks.

Begin by securing one end of a ribbon to the back of the Styrofoam wreath with the hot glue gun. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath as many times as you like, securing it periodically with the glue. Continue this process with all the ribbons, ricrac, and trims that you have, until the entire Styrofoam wreath is covered and all the edges are secured in the back with hot glue. Tie a big black bow and secure it on the front bottom portion of the Halloween wreath.

Snake Halloween Wreath

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What you need

  • Grapevine wreath
  • (1) can dark grey or black spray paint
  • Several plastic snakes, various sizes
  • Hot glue
  • Ribbon

With your wreath laying on a flat surface, position your snakes onto the wreath. Once you have them in place, hot glue them to the wreath. Spray paint the entire Halloween wreath and the snakes with gray paint so they all blend together (if your snakes have red tongues, you can tape them up when you paint so they remain red). Attach a ribbon to the back of your Snake Halloween Wreath and hang it on the door. We purchased snakes that were already a creepy grey tone so we chose not to paint the entire wreath & snakes grey – you can personalize it however you like.

Trick-Or-Treat Candy Halloween Wreath

What you need

  • Styrofoam wreath
  • 2 lbs orange and black Halloween candy
  • Small stick pins (or glue if you prefer)
  • Orange or black 2″ wide ribbon

If you’ve got kids or you just want a kid-friendly Halloween house, a trick-or-treat Halloween wreath made out of candy would be a great addition to your Halloween decorations. Lay the Styrofoam wreath onto a flat surface. Secure the candy to the wreath so that the candy is grouped tightly together, covering the entire wreath. You can either push small stick pins through the ends of the wrappers to secure the candy to the Halloween wreath or you can glue them on. Tie an orange or black 2″ wide ribbon on the top of the Halloween wreath to create a wreath hanger.

Pumpkin Halloween Wreath

What you need

  • An 18″ grapevine wreath
  • (15 or so) artificial mini pumpkins (or real ones if you are going to throw it out after Halloween)
  • Plastic spiders
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
  • Plastic spiders
  • Ribbon

This Halloween wreath can be made with real mini pumpkins, but you will have to make a new one every year because they will begin to decay after a few weeks.

Begin by laying the mini pumpkins on the wreath to get an idea of where each pumpkin will fit the best. After the pumpkins are laid out, glue each one down until there is a layer of pumpkins along the entire front of the Halloween wreath. Glue down plastic spiders intermittently on the pumpkins. Glue a ribbon onto the back of the Pumpkin Halloween Wreath and attach it to the door.

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