Make This Halloween Door Swag DIY In a Day

6 Materials
1 Day
This Halloween door swag DIY project is perfect for the cute side of All Hallow’s Eve. You can create this look in only a few hours.

This Halloween door sway DIY is so easy, you will have it hanging on your door by the afternoon!

  • Floral foam block for dry flowers
  • Wire cutters
  • Assorted flowers, twigs, and grasses – your choice
  • Ribbon – your choice but I chose two different patterned ribbons with the same color scheme
  • Craft/floral wire
  • Floral tape
  • Wire coat hanger

*I found everything for this Halloween door sway DIY at the local craft store.

Step 1- Prep the Base

Take your wire coat hanger and bend it flat.

Cut off the end where the hanger curves.

Insert the modified hanger into the floral foam block.

Step 2 – All about the Greenery

This is the step where the magic happens. Cut all your stem if you purchased flower/grass/sprig bushes. Determine how far you would like your swag to “stick out”, pretty certain there is a better way of saying this. I chose to cut my floral stems in 6, 8, and 10-inch lengths and my sprigs/ grasses… I cut as I went.

I don’t believe in hard fast rules except for the rule of odds and the rule of triangles. Use an odd number of stems, so I had 3 of one type of one flower and 5 of another. When I placed the flowers in the wreath, I tried to create loose triangles in my placement – this will help with creating a balanced look. Do your best but ultimately rely on your “eye” for what feels right.

Place sprigs at the top and bottom in a fan formation. This will give us our height. Once all the florals have been inserted, we will go back and add more sprigs/grass to fill out the front and give a more dimensional look.

Step 3 – Add the Fluff

Create a few loopy bows to tuck into your wreath. One at the top corner and one at the bottom corner. Add a few long “tails” at the bottom. To keep the whimsical appeal – use a couple of different patterned ribbons. If you need help on making a bow- I have a super simple way ( just click here) to get you comfortable in making them. I keep saying that I need to do a post just on the different ways of creating a bow. Maybe this is the year!

Step 4- Display

Time to display your beautiful Halloween door swag! This wreath can be used on the porch or in your favorite room. You can even add a few crows or spiders or sugar skulls – whatever makes you happy and makes this uniquely yours.

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Till Later Friends,


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Frequently asked questions

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  3 questions
  • Katy Hanrahan Katy Hanrahan on Aug 29, 2020

    Trying to figure out what the wire hanger is for in this project?

  • Dorothy Dorothy on Sep 15, 2020

    Please, where did you get your BOO wood letters?

  • Kim Sobaszek Kim Sobaszek on Sep 14, 2021

    Love those planters on each side of the door. I can tell they are boxwood underneath but what is the additional greens on them? Beautiful!


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  • DN DN on Sep 14, 2021

    It really is beautiful and perfect for the entire autumn season! 🍂🍁🎃👻

  • Denise And Mark Denise And Mark on Sep 15, 2021

    Love this & perfect timing for floral sales in my area. I am going to try my hand at this project the coming weekend. Thank you for sharing this, Joy!