Plastic Bag Wreath

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

I'm going start this project with a whole bunch of plastic shopping bags.  

I also grabbed an 18-inch wire wreath form.  

To attach the bags to the form, I am going to go underneath the outside ring first. 

Then I will go underneath the second one. 

Finally I will tuck the handles under and wrap them underneath this 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.  

This is how the back looks and now I'm going to trim these handles off from the bags. 

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

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.  

It’s time to decorate it now and I want to start with three of my boo words thatI painted bright orange. 


To attach the words, grab some E 6000. You will not be able to use hot glue because it will melt the bags.  

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

Here we go with our three boos on our black wreath.  

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

Here is our wreath, all ready to decorate the front door for Halloween. I hope you like this project and it inspires you to get started collecting those shopping bags and making a Halloween wreath like this yourself.

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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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