It’s a fun time of year, and I don’t mind showing a little spooky pride on my front door. If you want to welcome Trick-or-Treaters to your doorstep this Halloween, creating a Halloween Wreath is an easy place to start.

This Halloween wreath can be anything you want it to be, and it can be made at very little expense. By simply re-purposing items from around the home, you can create something really decorative, with a spooky twist.

To make this Halloween wreath I repainted Christmas baubles, used craft supplies already on hand, draped scrap fabric onto Monster High dolls, and upcycled parts of a rejected Christmas ornament.

Don’t worry about the colours, you can always paint the items you are recycling to match the colour scheme of your Halloween wreath.

Colours like Black, Orange, Purple and Green make everything feel more spooky.

Some everyday items and craft supplies you can upcycle to make a Halloween wreath:

  1. Broken dolls or toys.
  2. Ping Pong Balls or wooden beads decorated as eyeballs – Get inspiration from this Eyeball Key chain.
  3. Ribbons and fabric scraps.
  4. Christmas tinsel.
  5. Faux flowers painted black.
  6. Dried Twigs.

You will need:

  • Polystyrene craft foam ring
  • Acrylic paint
  • Old sponge
  • 35cm thin elastic or string
  • Hot glue gun
  • Assortment of recycled or bought ornaments and craft supplies
  • Needle and thread (optional)
  • LED string lights (battery operated)

How to make a Halloween Wreath:

1. Gather your Halloween wreath supplies. Print template at 100% and draw a rough sketch of how you wish to decorate the ring. Don’t worry about drawing skill. This will help you create a visually pleasing layout before gluing things down.

2. Paint the polystyrene ring using a sponge as a paintbrush. Set aside the ring and allow it to dry.

3. Wrap a 35cm length of elastic (or string) around a section of the ring. Tie a knot close to the ring body. This will be your hanging loop.

4. For contrast, drizzle a second colour onto the ring, straight from the paint tube. Set aside the ring and allow it to dry.

5. Heat up the hot glue gun and stick your decorations to the ring, as per your rough sketch.

6. Wrap the wire lights around the ring, latching onto the glued down ornaments. Tuck the battery pack into the back of the wreath and secure it with tape if required. Switch on the lights.

7. Attach your Halloween wreath to your front door with a removable adhesive hook.

Make an upcycled Halloween Wreath for your door to welcome trick-or-treaters. Use craft supplies & houshold items you have on hand for this Halloween craft. This raven Halloween wreath can be crafted using upcycled and salvaged items. You’ll need a round wooden frame, tree branch. Not only can you use trash bags for, well, trash, but also in a creative way making this recycled plastic trash bag wreath.

Jamie loves writing about DIY projects, decorating on a budget, craft ideas, and creative ways to reuse and up cycle products Sift through your stash, check out your junk drawer & hunt in your closet to create adorably decor with my upcycled Halloween wreath.

Sift through your stash & junk drawer, hunt in your closet & raid your kiddo’s plastic toy collection to create The Upcycled DIY Halloween Wreath.