When most people think about wreaths, they think about leaves, flowers, twigs, and other pretty things, but for this one, we’re going to get a little spooky. This creepy wreath is sure to add to the ambiance of our Halloween décor this October. This particular wreath is easy to make, so you can even get your kids involved and help them make their own DIY Halloween Wreath.
Let’s Get Crafting
Assembly Time: 1-2 hours
What You’ll Need
- LED Wire Light – Battery Operated
- Construction Board
- White Fabric
- Circle Punch (to make eyes) in 2”, 1.1/2”, and 1/2”
- Red Marker
- Glue Gun
- Black Cardstock (To make Spiders, bats, and other cutouts)
- ScanNCut (not essential)
- Cutting Knife
The first thing we need to do is make the base of our wreath. If you have ScanNCut software, that’s perfect, but if not, there’s nothing to worry about. You can always cut your base out using a cutting knife and plates of different sizes; a large one for the outer circle and a smaller one for the inner circle (be careful when handling sharp objects, especially while working with children!).
Once your base cutout is done, starting cutting your fabric into strips about an inch wide, make sure each strip is just long enough to wrap securely around the base. Don’t be afraid of cutting the fabric uneven; in fact, the more tattered, the better; it’ll give your wreath a disheveled look that suits a creepy Halloween aesthetic.
Next, wrap each strip of white fabric around the base of your wreath, making sure the entire base is well-covered. Next, decorate the base with LED lights, using strips of organza to secure the lights in place. You may need to use a glue gun to secure the battery pack, as it can be too heavy for organza to hold on its own.
Step 4 – Time To Decorate
You can do pretty much whatever you want to at this point; go wild and decorate your wreath however you want. We recommend cutting out circles of white and blue paper for eyes and tiny black circles for pupils; you can even scribble creepy veins across the whites to make them look a little realistic.
Using black craft paper, you can cut out spiders, bats, ghosts, witch hats, skulls, or anything you can think of. Decorate your wreath with artificial webbing or even a little red paint to look like fake blood. You could even use orange and green paper to cut out some jack-o-lantern pumpkins. We recommend using string to leave a couple of spiders dangling off the end of your wreath so it looks like a spider on a string of web. Your options are limitless here.
Share Your Creations With Us!
Halloween is the perfect time to display your artistic skills. From scary monsters to creepy crawlies, there is no limit to what you can create. If you try to make your Halloween-themed wreath, share it with us on social media. You can also find us on our website, our online store, and Youtube.