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Creating a Georgous Halloween Wreath for Your Front Door
Halloween is one holiday that lives you a chance to get really creative, and a bit silly, in your decorating. A Halloween wreath on your front door is a must have.
While some put up one fall wreath for the whole season, I like to put up a new one each month. During October, I must have a Halloween wreath - not just a harvest one. After all, Christmas may be known for it's beautiful wreaths, but on Halloween you'll have lots of people knocking on your door.
These are some creative, fun, and beautiful ideas for Halloween wreaths.
Halloween Chevron Wreath
This wreath is modern, clean and a ton of fun. When better to decorate in this gorgeous zig-zag pattern than Halloween?
Using the limited colors - black, white, and orange, keeps this wreath simple and sleek.
The simple bat garland, positioned again in a zig-zag, brings the black down into the wreath. You could also use a garland with witches on brooms.
If you have a white door, consider making the wreath out of orange and black chevron fabric, with a bright green and black chevron fabric.
Learn how to make this modern Halloween wreath: Halloween Orange and Black Chevron Bat Wreath tutorial.
Monster Fur Wreath
This wreath is one of my very favorites. It has taken on a life of its own and is no longer simply a wreath, but rather a living creature that happens to be shaped like a wreath. It's just so fun!!!
Here are the instructions for monster fur wreath. This how-to does require sewing, however you can make this wreath without sewing by using a styrofoam wreath and covering it with the fur by pinning, gluing, or stapling the fur to the back.
You can buy ping pong balls in bulk cheaply, so you can make a few to give as gifts.
Choose a wild and amazing fur for your wreath that would look great with the color of your door.
Making the Fuzzy Eyeball Wreath
Candy Corn Halloween Wreath
Nothing says Halloween better than candy corn!
This wreath uses real candy corn to make a beautiful and clean wreath. The colors are so vibrant!
The key to this wreath is to seal the candies after it is made. You don't want it to melt in the sun, sog in the rain, or attract a world of insects to your front door.
Halloween Medusa Wreath
Snakes, Snakes, and More Snakes
This is one creepy wreath! I love how this one looks like a traditional wreath has been totally invaded by snakes. Snakes creep me out!
By making the wreath monocromatic, it has a bit of a surprise factor. I'm sure from the street this looks like a simple black wreath, and only when you walk up to the home do the snakes take form in your sight.
You can make your own medusa snake wreath by covering your grapevine wreath with toy snakes and then spray painting the whole thing dark gray.
Halloween Ribbon Wreath
Ribbon Loops in Halloween Colors
This fun ribbon wreath is bright and cheery. And what crafter hasn't gone through a ribbon phase at some point? Dig through your ribbon box (I know you've got one) and I'm sure you'll find a few great ones that will give you a start for this fantastic wreath.
stick with a Halloween color and try to stick simple geometric designs. You don't need a bunch a ribbons with pumpkins and ghosts on them to say Halloween. Stick to colors like orange, green, purple, black, white, and yellow.
Beautifully Decorated Mantel Displays
Hang a great Halloween wreath over your mantelpiece. Here are some other gorgeous mantel decorating ideas: Beautifully Decorated Mantel Displays
White Mummy Wreath
This wreath is SO COOL! It's so disheveled and a bit unraveled - as every great Halloween mummy is, however it's stark white color makes it curiously elegant. Making this wreath is simple - just wrap it with Halloween gauze and add a creepy element and a bow.
I love how the mummy hands give it such a creepy feel.
This wreath would be quite stylish and interesting on a brightly colored or a black door.
Here is another mummy wreath that creates the mummy look, not with the mussy cheesecloth, but with a more structured fabric tied in an interesting way.
Black Feather Wreath
A black feather wreath gives that creepy allusion to the raven or a black owl.
You can buy a feather wreath, or you can make your own. Check your local discount stores for cheap feather boas. I have even seen some at the dollar store. While they may not be great quality as a boa, they are great for wrapping around a wreath.
Pumpkin Wreath of Deco Mesh
This wreath makes for a bright and happy door! Any trick-or-treater knows that a house with a wreath like this is going to have an awesome treat waiting!
This pumpkin is made with spirals of deco mesh. Deco mesh is a great craft material because it is so impressive, yet very easy to work with.
Deco Mesh Wreaths
Phone Book Paper Wreath
There are a bunch of reasons to love this wreath.
- The first is that it is made of paper torn from a phone book. Millions of phone books have been delivered over the years creating a huge amount of waste, why not re-purpose this paper?
- Using phone book paper makes this project very cheap to make. You could also simply use a copy of the newspaper.
- You can get the kids involved in this one by helping you paint the paper. They can use brushes, sponges, fingers, whatever.
Halloween Googly Eye Wreath
Now this one is a little more an unexpected! This wreath is totally covered in googly eyes - big and little.
Learn how to make this Halloween Googly Eye Wreath.
In addition to the front door, this would look great on the office door of a manager or the security office, or even on a classroom or principal's door.
Use whatever fabric scraps you have for the "I'm Watching You" sign, and a ribbon that would match well. You don't have to stick with black and white, but I would only add one or two other colors to let the eyes be the focus.
The Bloody Newspaper
Taking off and running with the phone book paper wreath idea will lead you to this variation. It just goes to show you that you can adapt any idea you see online to fit with your aesthetic.
Here a simple change in colors - black and blood red rather than black, orange and yellow - gives the wreath a completely different emotion.
Where this wreath features the flowers, I could just as easily see it with a bloody (plastic) meat cleaver. (Yeah, uh, please don't hang a real knife on your front door - it just makes it too easy for the serial killers).
Orange Felt Rosette Wreath
This orange felt wreath is just too cute. Totally covered with felt rosettes, this wreath looks stunning, and that black bow gives it that great contrast.
Things like rosettes can look really intimidating, but they are easier to make than you might think.
Here are a couple step by step instructions for a few different types of felt rosettes:
Here's another wreath with rosettes!
This is one of those wreaths that doesn't scream Halloween, but gives you that spooky "I'm watching you" type feel.
This handsome owl will watch over your yard and scare off any unwanted guests.
Put a realistic looking witch's broom by the door and the owl will look like it just might be a witch's familiar.
I love how this wreath can decorate a home for Halloween without looking like a Halloween decoration. It just looks spooky.
Spiderweb Butterfly & Berries
I love this modern clean wreath that still incorporates the berries that I love on wreaths.
A butterfly seems like an unexpected element on a Halloween wreath, but by making a butterfly on black paper decorated with a spider web, it just works.
This is another example of a Halloween wreath that doesn't scream "Halloween", but doesn't hide from it either.
More Yarn Wrapped Wreaths
Wrapping a wreath with yarn is a great way to get a beautiful base for a wreath that you can add a few Halloween accents to. The key to making a great yarn wrapped wreath is to have the end result in mind, and to wrap the wreath with that in mind. Use two or more colors, or wrap it in a certain pattern. Have a plan.
Here are a few other great yarn wrapped wreaths:
- Harvest Moon Wreath
- Candy Corn Wreath
- Love Never Dies Skeleton Bride & Groom Wreath
- Blackbird Purple & Orange Wreath
- Spooky Night Frame
Shabby Canvas Wreath
What I like about this wreath is that it's simple and you can make it with what you've got.
The painter's canvas this wreath is made with looks great, but if your door is the same color, you can use any fabric. Look through your bin of scrap fabrics and you might have something perfect.
Also, it is very versatile, in that you can make the rosettes with scraps, or you can feature something else there. You can feature flowers, or spiders or anything interesting there. Here is a great video tutorial for making the fabric rosettes.
You can also use a few different printed fabrics, and therefore not need to add anything further.
Purple Spider Wreath
I love purple for Halloween. Sometimes you just hit your limit of orange, ya know?
This wreath, with it's glittery spider, is so fun! With the purple and a hint of pink, it would be perfect for the door of a girl's room.
If spider's aren't up your alley, add a witch's hat, a bat, a witch's boot, or a gorgeous purple ghost.
This eyeball wreath is more traditional than the fur eyeball wreath, but no less fun.
Using black leaves on the wreath gives it the familiar foliage harvest wreath look, but touched with a bit of zombie mayhem. The veiny eyeballs look great on the wreath.
What kind of wreaths do YOU like for October?
More Great Halloween Wreath Ideas
- Black Spider Wreath
This black wreath, with black flowers, is just crawling with arachnids!
- Creative Mommas: Halloween Wreath
Beware! Black fabric wreath with a black glitter skull.
- Candy Corn Wreath
Gorgeous wreath made out of actual candy corn.
- Recycled Bag Wreath
Wreath made of recycled orange bags that the newspaper is delivered in.
- Halloween Silk Flower Wreath - Martha Stewart Entertaining Crafts
Black Silk Flower Wreath. I would swap out the ribbon for a bright Halloween color like orange, purple, or neon green, but that's just how I roll.
- Halloween Wreath with Spiders on White Moss - Martha Stewart Crafts
It's a Musty Wreath Relic!
- Paper Bats on a Twig Wreath
Bring in the scrapbookers - we've got a paper craft here!
- Amazing Candy Corn Wreath
Carve down some styrofoam cones to make perfect candy corn for this great wreath.
MirandaGrimm on October 28, 2013:
I hate that snake one! ahhh. it is disgusting and probably perfect for Halloween! Ha. I made a wreath this year by pinning squares of fabric onto a styrofoam wreath. I did it in candy corn fashion with white on the top, yellow in the middle and orange at the bottom. I adore it!!
oddobjective on October 19, 2013:
I love the Medusa and Mummy wreaths. Creepy but cool!
girlfriendfactory on October 16, 2013:
I'm with RenaissanceWoman, the snakes are awesome and would freak out the best of us! Loved it! I used to make my own but don't have a front door now, so I make nothing. I do enjoy looking at what others make, however! :-) Great job!
Renaissance Woman from Colorado on October 12, 2013:
Cool wreaths. That Medusa wreath is my favorite. Totally creepy!
Stanley Green from Czech Republic on October 11, 2013:
You have very unique collection of Halloween wreaths ideas here :) Some of them are especially nice!
rebeccay104 on October 11, 2013:
love the monster wreath, the snake wreath and the mummy wreath! I will have to get crafting.
ArtbyMAR on October 11, 2013:
Awesome wreaths so many ideas, thanks for the inspiration.
qikey1 lm on September 27, 2013:
I love these ideas- that monster wreath is hilarious!
Anja Toetenel from The Hague, the Netherlands on September 24, 2013:
I had to laugh a lot looking at all these wreaths... can they be great... well after reading your Lens I must admit they can.... i must be a little bit disgusting LOL
susiequeue1 on September 23, 2013:
I really like the candy corn wreath! Although then I'd try to eat it...