How To Make A Simple Inexpensive Spooky Halloween Wreath

Happy October friends, I absolutely love this time of year. So many fun activities and things to do, especially Halloween celebrations. Our family has always enjoyed Halloween. When my kids were younger, we started with kid friendly “cutsey” then as they got older, got involved in the fun and wanted to add more drama. I never really got into the gore just the drama and spookiness. for more Halloween decor ideas you can visit this post Spooky Halloween Pretties & Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Blog Hop or this post  Pretty spooky things…

Here’s a simple wreath I created with a more vintage haunted feel and it’s very inexpensive as well.

These are the supplies you’ll need.

(I purchased all of my supplies at Michael’s Craft Stores.)

Of course you can add or change any of the items on here. The main thing to get from this tutorial is the base of the wreath. Then have fun with it from there:

  • metal wreath form
  • branches from your yard . Look for ones with more of a curve to them to better fit around your wreath form
  • wire (i used silver instead of green so it wouldn’t show)
  • bag of green moss
  • 2 crows
  • black picks of various looks- I used 3 one black branch, and 2 that have a feather look to them and be sure there are individual pieces to cut off instead of it being one whole piece. Also I used one with a mossy drape to it.
  • skeleton or other larger item to place on the bottom of the wreath. Could also be a spider or ghost.



First, lay your frame out and place branches to follow the frame letting the branches flow around giving a spooky look to the shape. Then take your wire and wrap around the branches tightly then twist the wire ends together.









Next, decide where you want to place all of your items and layout the arrangement. Then, start filling in the spaces first with all of your floral pieces. I cut all the strands apart into sections then placed each one at a time tucking into the wire already wrapped around.





Once your floral pieces are all added, wire your bottom feature. I just wrapped the wire around the skeletons waist then wired him to the wreath. Then, I added the crows at the top wrapping the wire around the claws and attaching to the wreath.



After you get all the items on the wreath where you want them, start filling in gaps with your moss by just tucking into the spaces anchoring it with wire on the wreath.



And that’s all there is to it. You can use other items like bats, sculls, ghosts etc. Have fun with it and send me pictures if you make one. I love comments and questions so feel free to leave below. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any posts. I’ll be sharing 2 mantel ideas and a tablescape soon.

Happy Haunting 


October 8, 2019

  1. Karen

    October 8th, 2019 at 11:23 am

    so easy and clever love it


    October 16th, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Hi Karen,
    I’m so happy you love the wreath. It was so fun to make! Thanks so much for the feedback.
    xoxo Deborah

  3. Angie Korger

    October 8th, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Love, love this idea!!!


    October 16th, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Hi Angie,
    I’m so glad you liked it. Appreciate the feedback
    xoxo Deborah

  5. Laura Kellogg

    October 8th, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Oh my goodness, that is such a cool wreath, Deborah! Love the whole look around the mantle. Wish you were here to help me. Iā€™m about to start decorating for Halloween tonight! šŸ˜šŸ‘»šŸŽƒ

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