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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...
mommateaches on September 21, 2013:
Great assortment of spooky, funny and beautiful Halloween wreaths!
Lydia Workman from Canada on September 20, 2013:
Great ideas! I think I'd really like to make a wreath where I combine the medusa style with the black feathers.
anonymous on September 19, 2013:
We don't make Halloween Wreaths here :o I love the idea! Especially those with eyes are cool.
Littlej224 on September 19, 2013:
I've never seen Halloween wreaths before but it's a wonderful idea
anonymous on September 18, 2013:
NatureFan LM on September 17, 2013:
I always just keep my sunflower wreaths up. Never considered an actual "Halloween" wreath. thanks for the ideas.
StrongMay on September 17, 2013:
These sure let you get creative.
supersiva on September 17, 2013:
I would like a wreath designed with scarecrows, skeletons and scary owls for halloween.
Jenny Rowling from London, UK on September 16, 2013:
I don't usually put wreaths on my door, but the white mummy one may actually change my mind.
ghoststorylover on September 16, 2013:
I love these! I think my favorite's the monster eyeballs and the snake wreaths! I have some fake snakes laying around too! lol
Edith Rose from Canada on September 16, 2013:
I like wreaths of all kinds.
ChocolateLily on September 16, 2013:
Love these ideas!
thecrochetcubby on September 16, 2013:
I love the phone book wreath. What a fun idea!
HolidaysDex on October 16, 2012:
Some very original ideas here. Thank you.
kevin pachingel on October 11, 2012:
i remember this wreaths way back when i was a child and it is so good to remember...
Birthday Wishes from Here on October 03, 2012:
I love the one with the eyes. Nice lens!
CozyKitty on September 25, 2012:
I'm not really in the habit of putting up a wreath for Halloween, but I just love that deco mesh one. This may become a new tradition for us :)
casquid on September 22, 2012:
What a great idea for a lens! Awesome job!! I like the candy corn wreath. Going back to visit the site now.
Nona Weeks from Florissant, CO on September 20, 2012:
These are great wreath ideas.
Ardyn25 on September 19, 2012:
W ow, such a nice selection of wreaths..thank you.
KimGiancaterino on September 15, 2012:
Boo-lessed! Happy Halloween 2012!
flycatcherrr on September 10, 2012:
I do like that mummy wreath - a very clever and cool idea!
MillBucks on September 01, 2012:
Congrats are definitely in order, great Halloween decorating ideas!
Kirsti A. Dyer from Northern California on August 30, 2012:
That fur wreath is so much fun. Got to find my fake fur and get some ping pong balls.
Lorelei Cohen from Canada on August 25, 2012:
I love the Halloween monster fur wreath. As soon as I saw it I thought, "Yep, I just knew there would be some eyeballs around here". Lol... this is wonderful and thank you for some great decorating ideas.
elyria on November 03, 2011:
Big congrats on being one of the top 5 winners in the Halloween contest!
Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on November 01, 2011:
Congratulations on being one of the top 5 winners of the Halloween Quest Contest.
Julianne Gentile from Cleveland, Ohio, US on November 01, 2011:
anonymous on November 01, 2011:
Congratulations, I knew this lens would make the top 5 :)
'Vikk Simmons from Houston on November 01, 2011:
Congratulations on being one of the top 5 in the Halloween contest!
Marelisa on October 31, 2011:
I love these! I saw a really cute Halloween wreath the other day: it was black and it had tiny skulls and skeletons all around. Someday soon I plan to have a wreath up on my door every day of the year, commemorating each season, holiday, and so on. :-)
Jackie Block from SE Michigan on October 31, 2011:
These are really great ideas. I plan on making one for next halloween!
Shannon from Florida on October 31, 2011:
Great lens! Blessed and liked.
Melody Lassalle from California on October 31, 2011:
These are great ideas!
Ruthi on October 31, 2011:
The fur monster is best. Of course, it reminds me of Squidoo lenses.
KonaGirl from New York on October 31, 2011:
You have several really good ideas for Halloween wreaths. *Blessed* and congrats for making it to the Happy Halloween Contest!
bead at home mom on October 31, 2011:
OMGoodness, These are just too cute, will have to try one by tonight. thanks for inspiration.
Mickie Gee on October 31, 2011:
What a great collection. Of course I just love the candy corn wreath (candy corn is kind of a niche for me) and the one made from a torn phone book. Thanks and congrats on creating such a fun page!
'Vikk Simmons from Houston on October 31, 2011:
I love that first eyeball wreath. What fun. I had no idea there were Halloween wreaths. Congratulations on making it to the top 50 in the Happy Halloween contest.
Julianne Gentile from Cleveland, Ohio, US on October 31, 2011:
These are fantastic! Happy Halloween!
JoyfulReviewer on October 31, 2011:
Very interesting wreath ideas. Congratulations on this lens being a Happy Halloween Contest finalist!
Paul Turner from Birmingham, Al. on October 31, 2011:
Happy Halloween! Great lens!
WindyWintersHubs from Vancouver Island, BC on October 31, 2011:
BOO! Happy Halloween! ^^..^^
tcorbs on October 30, 2011:
Very interesting looking wreaths!
efcruzarts on October 23, 2011:
great idea for halloween decors
mothersdayflowersmacon on October 22, 2011:
What a great idea, I have never thought of getting wreaths during this time of the year, only Christmas.
anonymous on October 21, 2011:
Great ideas for home decorating, hope I can find the time to make a few!
dogface lm on October 19, 2011:
That orange furry wreath with lots of eyeballs is my fav. :o)
Kim from Yonkers, NY on October 19, 2011:
i love the wreaths but you don't have an option for me. Whatever I see I like is what I hang. Silly is cool or it also depends on if you 'themed' your decorating. So for me it varies
I've added your lens to the featured on my Horrifically everything halloween for the next update (probably between Saturday & monday) I'll publish the new update
jaredsgirl on October 19, 2011:
These wreaths are so amazing! What a collection of interesting creativity! Thanks a bunch for sharing.
lasertek lm on October 18, 2011:
I like the monster fur and eyeball wreath.
KarenCookieJar on October 18, 2011:
These are awesome! I love wreaths and they are all so creative and fun.
tconsf on October 18, 2011:
Creative, simple and love the owl wreath. Nice job!
ErHawkns7100 on October 17, 2011:
Clever ideas. Very cool.
Rhidawn on October 17, 2011:
Very cool lens
costumesngifts on October 17, 2011:
Very creative ideas!
Stacy Birch on October 17, 2011:
anonymous on October 17, 2011:
'thumbs up' to you! happy halloween.
OOPSY LM on October 17, 2011:
The mummy wreath is my fave! Great info!
elyria on October 17, 2011:
So creative! I made my own Halloween wreath only once, it was a fun project and it turned out to be super ugly, but kind of perfect for Halloween, everyone was grossed out :)
Treasures By Brenda from Canada on October 16, 2011:
Well done! Great Halloween wreaths. We have never had one...
Ann Hinds from So Cal on October 16, 2011:
Very complete lens of great wreath ideas, some of which I will have to make this week. Angel blessed.
WorldVisionary on October 06, 2011:
What an awesome idea for Halloween! Thumbs up and a spoooky Angel blessing for you! :)
BEDDING-SETS on October 05, 2011:
These are beautiful wreaths for Halloween. I never thought of putting up a wreath until now!
Chris-H LM on October 03, 2011:
I don't know why more people don't do this? Perhaps you're just a trendsetter! I think these are a great idea! Personally, I like the mummy, the black feather, and any of the ones with eyeballs!
Marina K on September 28, 2011:
Love the wreath with the eyes! Just the right shade of creepy!
HarryPotterFanatic on September 26, 2011:
Cute! I especially like the owl wreath. I'm a bit partial to owls. :)
anonymous on September 26, 2011:
I LOVE this lens, full of inspiration to get me creating :)
K Bechand from NY on September 23, 2011:
I love the orange eyeball wreath - I want one !
Loraine Brummer from Hartington, Nebraska on September 22, 2011:
Coool wreaths. Nice lens for Halloween fun.
jlshernandez on September 21, 2011:
Pretty spook-tacular and boo-tiful wreaths. Thanks for sharing.
emmaklarkins on September 21, 2011:
These are really cool! I might just have to try one :)
GypsyPirate LM on September 21, 2011:
Okay, now you've done it! You just had to go inspire me to get all creative, didn't you? (sigh) Looks like it's going to be me and my glue gun for a while. (I'm not really complaining - my only dilemma is which one to make first!!)