Monday, October 17, 2011

Oct. 17 - Day 17: Crafty Halloween Ideas #4

Crafty Halloween Ideas #4 -
Spooky Halloween Wreath

I wanted to do a wreath for the front door this year that was somewhat simple and elegant, so it wouldn't distract too much from what I'll be doing to the porch and the scene I'll be creating. Yet it will blend in well. All of my supplies save the paint (which you can purchase there) came from Michaels. Click on the images below for a larger view.


Grapevine Wreath
Black Spray Paint
Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Embellishments - Skulls, ravens, floral picks, and glittered skeletons


1. Spray paint the wreath on newspaper with the spray paint coating liberally. Let dry.

2. Set the wreath on a table and begin to add your embellishments--add the floral picks first and use your hot glue gun to adhere them to the wreath.

Halloween Floral Picks

Spooky Embellishments

3. Arrange your embellishments around the wreath to get your desired design and then using your glue gun, attach them to the wreath.

4. Once you're finished, you can create a hanger using wire or ribbon or if the grapevine wreath is sturdy enough, you can just hook it over your hook.

The skulls came from a Martha Stewart Crafts kit of skulls that you could decorate or glitter. I decided to leave them plain so they'd look more like real skulls to liven up the black and dark colors of the floral picks. The floral picks, ravens, and glittered skeletons were all back in a Halloween display by the floral department. If you do not have a glue gun, they are very inexpensive or you can use wire, fishing line, or ribbon to attach things to the wreath--though the glue gun works better.

I haven't decided yet whether I want to spray the wreath with a light semi-translucent glitter spray or keep it the way it is.

This project was very easy to do and took less than 10 minutes to spray paint, awhile to dry, and then around 10 minutes or less to decorate the wreath. It's a very easy project even for those who aren't very crafty.



~~Carol~~ said...

I love an easy project! Your wreath looks fantastic!

*SHeRRy B* said...

Love it! I am going to make one of these!

Jenn said...

Thanks--glad to inspire--if anyone makes a wreath or has one they made they want to share here, send me a pic!


mbrcutie said...

This wreath is totally Fabulous! Thanks for sharing all of these spooky cute ideas for this Halloween Season Jenn!

Mary Beth

Anna of Halloween Night said...

*gasp* This is just too cool for words! Thank you so much for your tutorial!!

snowbear said...

It's a beautiful wreath!!!

Minakitty (Mary) said...

I've seen variations on this theme elsewhere, and the possibilities are just endless. I will be making some during the "off season" when it's too cold to garden. :)