How to Craft a Boo-tiful Halloween Wreath With Recycled Plastic Bags

5 Materials
2 Hours

Save all of your plastic shopping bags to make this super fun Halloween plastic bag wreath.

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This DIY project is not only eco-friendly but also a whole lot of fun.

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Let's dive into how you can craft your very own Plastic Bag Halloween Wreath

Plastic shopping bags

1. Gather Your Supplies

Collect those plastic bags you've been saving.

Wire wreath form

Grab an 18-inch wire wreath form.  

Start weaving the plastic bags onto the wreath form

2. Weave and Tuck

Start by weaving the bags onto the wreath form.

Begin from the outer ring.

Halloween plastic bag wreath project

Then go underneath the second one. 

Tuck handles into the wreath form

Finally, tuck the handles under and wrap them underneath the center wire and pull them snug. We will trim them off later. 

Then I’m going to fluff the bags and make little poofs. 

Continue doing this until your entire wreath frame is covered in bags. Make sure to poof all of the bags up so the wreath is nice and full.  

Cut off the bag handles

This is how the back looks.

Now, trim the handles off the bags. 

Spray paint the wreath

2. Paint the Wreath Base

Now it’s time to spray paint it black. Use multiple thin coats of paint.  

Black plastic bag wreath base

Once your wreath is dry, you can't fluff it anymore. If you go to fluff any of these, you're going to expose the unpainted parts so keep that in mind.  

Add orange "Boo" words

3. Add the Spooky Decorations

It’s time to decorate it now. Add 3 Boo wooden cutouts painted in bright orange.


Add glue to the back of the wooden cutouts

To attach the words, grab some E6000. You will not be able to use hot glue because it will melt the bags.  

Attach your words to the wreath

With the glue on the back of each word, just attach them and let it sit for a while so they can adhere properly.  

Halloween Boo wreath

Here is what the Halloween wreath looks like with our three "Boo" words.

Add a bow

To decorate the rest of the wreath, I am going to finish it off with a bright orange bow and some purple and orange flowers.  

Want to create even more Halloween wreaths? 

Discover a myriad of spooky wreath ideas in our post 9 fun and freaky DIY Halloween Wreaths

Halloween plastic bag wreath

DIY Plastic Bag Wreath Tutorial

Here is the plastic bag wreath, all ready to decorate the front door for Halloween.

Now it's your turn! Dive into this DIY adventure, unleash your creativity, and craft a wreath that'll leave everyone spellbound.

I'd love to see your masterpieces – don't forget to share and comment below with your thoughts and experiences. 

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  • Suzanne Suzanne on Oct 12, 2022

    Do you know approximately how many bags it took to make it? It's super cute!

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