My favorite kind of DIY projects are the super easy ones. Which is why I loved making this Halloween wreath. It literally took about 20 minutes (aside from paint drying time) and I only needed a couple supplies. I was inspired to make this wreath when I was browsing the Target dollar bins and I saw this miniature garland. It’s so itty-bitty and adorable. They had three different designs but the black and white bats are what called to me. I had a vision of a modern, simple wreath I could hang next to our door for the rest of the month, and that’s what I ended up with.
After Target, I headed to Michael’s and picked up a foam wreath, black spray paint, and this really cool orange wired ribbon that reminded me of spider webs. How perfect! The result is even better than what I envisioned. Don’t you love it when that happens? Here’s how I made it:
Easy DIY Halloween Wreath
- Foam wreath
- Halloween garland (found mine in the Target dollar bins and I needed two)
- Black spray paint (or color of your choice)
- Wired ribbon
- Glue (I used E6000 to attach the garland and a glue gun to attach the bow)
- String or thin ribbon to hang the wreath
Step 1 – Spray paint your wreath black (or your desired color). Be sure to always spray paint in a well ventilated area and to cover your work surface. Allow the wreath to dry.
Step 2 – Glue one end of the garland to the back of your wreath and let dry. Once the garland is good and adhered, start wrapping the garland around the wreath. How compactly you wrap your garland depends on the look you’re going for and how much garland you have. Glue down the garland at least two or three more times as you work around the wreath. When you reach the starting point, glue down the end of the garland and snip off any excess. Make sure you always glue on the “back” of the wreath, the part that will go against the wall or door.
Step 3 – Tie your wired ribbon in a large bow and glue to the top (or wherever!) of the wreath. Let dry.
Step 4 – If needed, tie a small length of string or thin ribbon in a loose loop around the wreath for hanging.
Step 5 – Hang your wreath and step back and admire your work!
I hope this project inspires you to hang a little Halloween fun on your door! Happy Halloween!