Upcycled Plastic Bag Halloween Wreath

7 Materials
2 Hours

An upcycled plastic bag Halloween wreath is easy to make and looks great hanging on a door, porch wall, or over a mantel for Halloween decor.

My mom came up with the idea for making this Halloween wreath using upcycled plastic bags.

She made this wreath for a booth that I used to have. It didn’t sell and I was not at all sorry because I’ve enjoyed decorating with it every  Halloween since.

Mama’s Women’s Club collects plastic bags and donates them to an organization that uses them to make benches. So far they have donated three benches to the city of Waynesboro, VA.

This is my version of the Halloween wreath.

This Halloween DIY project was fun to make and I love how it looks hanging on our front door.

This is the first time that I’ve ever decorated my front porch for Halloween and I’m loving how it looks.

It also was my first time working with faux spiderweb and I didn’t at all enjoy the process of draping it over the pumpkins. It is not so easy to work with!


  • 18" wire wreath form
  • Plastic Bags
  • Black spray paint
  • Glitter spray paint
  • Purple glitter
  • Ribbon
  • Faux spiders
  • Wood letters
  • Faux spiderweb
  • Floral Wire
  • Hot glue gun

Stuff plastic bags in between the wreath form wires.

Keep stuffing until the wreath form is full.

This is the back of the wreath after the plastic bags were added.

Trim the plastic bags.

Spray paint the wreath black.

Add spiderweb to the wreath.

Spray the spiders with glitter spray paint.

Sprinkle with purple glitter.

Use a glue gun to add the spiders and letters to the wreath.

Make a bow.

Glue bow to the wreath.

Use floral wire to make a hanger.

Hang and enjoy!

This easy plastic bag craft can be used in any season. I’m already thinking about making a Christmas wreath using this technique.

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  • Jo Ann Jennings Schmits Jo Ann Jennings Schmits on Oct 18, 2021

    Love it, but am confused on which side you trimmed?

    Apparently not the back...but the front looks pushed in but not cut...

  • Cheryl Herring Cheryl Herring on Oct 22, 2021

    Could you do one for Thanksgiving or Christmas?

  • Mer54823875 Mer54823875 on Nov 14, 2021

    Would love a video to see exactly how you did the wreath! Mine does not seem to stay together. Did you weave the bags in at all?


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  • Leo29481047 Leo29481047 on Nov 18, 2021

    I am confused about how to stuff the bags in the frame. Does each bag just get pushed through once on each side of the ring like an upside down U or does it get wrapped around more than one ring?

  • Paula Skulina Paula Skulina on Nov 19, 2021

    I did it both ways but discovered that getting two loops out of each bag was a way more efficient way to do it.