Spooky Halloween Wreath

by Dorinda
8 Materials
4 Hours
This spooky Halloween wreath will be a hit with everyone that sees it. The idea came to me when I purchased a foam wreath from a yard/garage/tag sale. I rounded up when I listed the price at $5.00. I listed this project as 4 hours to make because of letting the spray paint dry first. I also listed the project as easy, but please be careful when using a hot glue gun. You could also use Elmer's Glue, but remember it will take a day at least for the glue to dry.
I paid 50 cents for this foam wreath at a yard/garage/tag sale.  The wreath measures 7.8 in x 1.9 in.  Be careful when working with foam wreaths, as they are easily dented.
First thing I did was paint it black with some cheap flat black spray paint I had purchased at Walmart for 96 cents.  I wanted to paint it black so the green didn't show when I wrapped it with the ribbon I bought.
This is the wire-edge ribbon I used to wrap the wreath.  It has wire on the sides.  I purchased it at Dollar Tree, and it is 2.5 in. x 108 in...which is 9 feet long.
Using a hot glue gun, I glued the end of the ribbon at a slight angle to the back of the wreath.  Make sure to glue it well, so when you start wrapping it around, it will not pull off the wreath.
After a few tries, I finally got the ribbon to cover the wreath by putting one wire side on top of the other wire side.  I had about 7 inches of ribbon left, so I put that back to use later with this project.
I found these Halloween word stickers at Dollar Tree.  They are pretty sticky, so I didn't hot glue them to the wreath.
Peel off some of the words, and stick them to the wreath.  I didn't use all the stickers I bought, so I have more for other projects.
Next step is to make a bow for the bottom of the wreath.  I found this diamond wrap ribbon at Dollar Tree.  It is 1 in. x 6 ft. long.  I cut off about a 12 inch piece, then put hot glue on the end pumpkin and glued the other end to it, overlapping pumpkins.
Now  you have a circle.
Pinch the center of the circle, and hot glue it together to form the loops in the bow.
Next thing I did was cut a piece that had 3 pumpkins on it, and hot glued the middle pumpkin to the middle of the loops.  Fold the ends over and hot glue them to the back of the loops.
Cut 2 pieces that has 4 pumpkins on each, and hot glue one end to the other to form a V. 
Turn the loops over to the back side, then turn the V over, and hot glue it to the loops, and there you have it, a bow.
I hot glued the bow to the bottom of the wreath, but it needed a little extra something, so I got out my wiggly eyes, and hot glued two on each side of the wreath between the words BOO and EEK.  That looks better now.
Last thing I did was to take the piece of wire-edge ribbon that I had left over, and hot glued it to the back of the wreath.  Make sure you hot glue it well so it will hold the wreath when hung.  A word of advice, if you hang this on a door that gets sun, the hot glue may heat up and the wreath fall apart.  You can also take a couple straight pins and attach the ribbon to the wreath first, then hot glue over them.  Just make sure the pins don't stick out the front side.
Suggested materials:
  • 7.8 in. x 1.9 in. foam wreath   (yard/garage/tag sale)
  • 2.5 in. x 108 in.(9 ft.) wire edge ribbon   (Dollar Tree)
  • 1 in. x 6 ft. diamond wrap ribbon with pumpkins   (Dollar Tree)
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  • Wendy Wendy on Aug 29, 2017
    I love it Dorinda! Looks like you may be the Halloween decor queen!

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    • Wendy Wendy on Aug 29, 2017
      Lol! It is a great time!