Boo! Need ideas to spruce up your front door this Halloween? From chillingly frightening spiders to stop-in-your-tracks skulls, these seasonally spooky (and not so spooky) Halloween wreaths will do the trick. Flip through to find your favourite budget-friendly DIY Halloween decorations for your door.
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Caught in a Web
They may be a stunning shade of violet, but those meaty spiders still terrify. Corinna Duivesteyn, the DIY-loving florist who runs Evermore Floral, created this spooktacular Halloween wreath using items from the dollar store. Corinna looped the burlap onto the wreath, wrapped it in a faux spider’s web and then attached the bright bugs with hot glue. Need spooky supplies? Plastic Mini Spiders, Amazon, $8.
Step aside sinister spiders – this adorable Halloween wreath shows off the holiday’s gentler side. Curly tufts of orange burlap, a smiling trio of jack-o’-lanterns in a truck and a festive bow are beautifully seasonal in this creation by Michelle Fenton. You can buy bright burlap ribbon by the roll. Orange Wired Burlap Ribbon, Amazon, $18.
And now for something completely different: a Halloween wreath made of rubber masks! A medusa, a devil and other wacky characters unite for this creation by Ariel of PMQ for Two, who’s all about the bold and the eclectic. Click here to see how she pulled it together with masks she had around the house.
The intelligent, and singularly ominous, crow gets its turn in the spotlight in this wreath by crafter Jessica Brown. Jessica spray painted a grapevine wreath black, and then hot-glued spiders, flowers, pumpkins and Edgar Allan Poe’s favourite bird onto it. We like how it beautifully pops against the turquoise door. Want to start with a similar wreath base? Grapevine Wreath, Amazon, $14.
Eye See You
What do you do with a stash of 90 plastic bloodshot eyes? You glue them to a grapevine wreath to create a spooktacular masterpiece, of course. Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs says the the DIY wreath was a cinch to make. Here’s how she did it.
Halloween’s iconic symbol is reimagined in this charming pumpkin wreath. Interior decorator Vickii Stamp fashioned it entirely out of items from the dollar store. If you haven’t got the crafty gene, she’ll sell you a unique creation through Tangled Up In Wreaths, where she’s even made a pretty cool hockey-themed wreath. For an easy way to display your Halloween wreath, try an over-the-door hook. Over-The-Door Hook for Hanging Wreaths, Amazon, $17.
Spray paint a wreath inky black, apply scary adornments – and throw in a large red rose and green ribbon for good measure – and you’re on your way to creating something similar to this delightfully spooky wreath care of Wreaths by Tracy. The wreath specialist shares how-to tips on her Facebook page, where she makes a range of amazing wreaths.
It rains a lot in the Netherlands, but Babet, the DIYer behind this wreath and Oktoberdots says this cool creation withstands the elements. Babet pulled the invitingly fuzzy yet macabre piece together using classic Halloween hues. She wrapped acrylic yarn around a ready-made wreath (hers is straw) and then did some fancy handiwork to make the web. She stuck on the spiders using a glue gun. If you’re looking to make your own wrapped Halloween wreath, here’s a straw base you could start with. Floracraft Straw Wreath, Amazon, $19.
Arachnophobes will be sure to avoid this door on Halloween. Simple yet effective, the strangely pretty wreath by My Sister’s Suitcase came together in just 15 minutes using a wooden embroidery hoop, plastic spiders, black-and-white ribbon, a faux spider web and craft paint. Embroidery hoops are budget-friendly and versatile for plenty of DIY projects. 12″ Round Wooden Embroidery Hoop, Amazon, $9.
Bulging bloodshot eyes, black skulls, creepy spiders and severed fingers – what’s not to love? Amanda of My Wreathania pulled this fun wreath together mostly with items from the dollar store. Amanda used particle board for the base and then built up the pieces from there. The three-dimensional effect and cohesive colour palette really work! DIYers can make it themselves, or buy a similar one through My Wreathania.
Crafter Carrie Schiftan assembled this scary skull-centric wreath on a dime from dollar-store items. She used two wreaths, attaching one on top of the other with wire. She placed the skull – it’s a lantern that lights up in different colours – between the wreaths, securing it with wire and a hot glue gun. The wreath’s natural feel is a welcome departure from more conventional Halloween decor. Looking for something to tie it all together? Try inexpensive floral wire. Green Paddle Wire, Amazon, $3.
A colony of bats suspended in wispy yellow sticks are an eye-catching contrast in this gorgeous golden harvest wreath by Kim of Made In A Day. The black-chevron and purple burlap ribbon is a stylish finishing detail – here’s how Kim brought the wreath together. Want to add some striped style to your own DIY Halloween wreath? Chevron Stripes Ribbon, Amazon, $14.
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Triggering Nightmares in Three, Two, One…
On second thought, we won’t be knocking on this door for candy. Jigsaw, the creepy clown from the movie Saw, is ready to creep out the neighbourhood kids (and adults) in this wreath by Vickii Stamp of Tangled Up In Wreaths. Make it yourself using a character mask, lots of mesh for the hair and outfit, a red ribbon and pipe cleaners. You’ll need a drill to create holes to affix the mask with pipe cleaners. Need supplies? Decorative Black Mesh Ribbon, Amazon, $14.
Dare You to Enter
This splendidly spooky wreath by Kim of Made In A Day has such swagger – it has the pomp and elegance of a professional theatrical costume. Round up lots of fall foliage, halloween signage, fabric, a skull and more and you’re one step closer to making this amazing creation.
This imaginative wreath by DIYer Sheri Penney features a macabre mix of Halloween favourites, including three strategically placed eyeballs and a mean-looking skull. The black roses break up all of the orange, providing a perch for spiky branches that bring a bit of dimension to the wreath. All of the items, which she hot-glued, are from the dollar store. Sheri learned how to weave the burlap onto the wreath by watching YouTube videos. Ready to get gluing? Hot Glue Gun Kit, Amazon, $17.