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Spooky Halloween Wreath

Halloween wreaths have become almost as popular as Christmas wreaths – just hold the evergreen. It's easy to make your own homemade Halloween wreath following some easy steps.

This simple Halloween decoration idea takes less than an hour to make and can be easily customized to match your other Halloween decorations. Look for wide, wire-edged ribbon at your favorite craft store.

To Make the Spooky Wreath


Grapevine wreath form
Black craft feathers
Craft glue
Floral wire
2 1/2-inch wide Halloween craft ribbon 
Wire spider (DIY directions below)


Step 1: Glue the feathers to the wreath form so that the front is covered. Allow the glue to dry.

Step 2: Wrap a piece of floral wire around the wreath form to secure the feathers.

Step 3: Wrap the Halloween ribbon over the feathers, starting from the bottom of the wreath.

Step 4: Feathers should be visible between the loops of ribbon. When the ends of the ribbon meet at the bottom, cut it from the roll and glue the ends together with craft glue.

Step 5: Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 36 inches long. Fold the ribbon at its center point over the bottom of the wrath where the ends of the previous ribbon meet.

Step 6: Twist the ribbon three times at the base of the wreath. The two ends of the ribbon will hang down. Shape the ends – the wire will help with this – and cut a “V” in the tip of each end.

Step 7: Hang a wire spider in the middle of the wreath by pushing the ends of the top wire into the grapevine at the back of the wreath and twisting it to secure.

Note:  You can make your own wreath form by purchasing a roll of grapevine and shaping it into an “O” shape in any size you like. Twist floral wire around the ends to secure.

To Make the Wire Spider


Black craft wire
Wire cutter
Floral wire
Hot glue
10mm black wood beads


Cut four 4-inch pieces of black craft wire. Lay the wire pieces next to each other. Pinch the wires together at the middle point.

Wrap floral wire around the middle point of the wires four or five times. Leave about 12 inches of wire at the end.

Add a dab of hot glue to the wrapped middle point of the wires, allowing it to go in between the floral wire. This will keep the black wires from sliding out.

Bend the black wires in half. Thread a black wooden bead onto the 12-inch end of floral wire to make the head. Bring the end of the wire down and pull it though the bead’s center from the bottom. Bend and adjust the wires to shape the spider, if necessary.

Trim the end of the wire, twist the end of the floral wire into a loop, or leave it long to attach to a wreath.

Use the steps outlined here and check out our Halloween decorations video for ideas on how to add a bit of glam to your wreath!

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