Spooky Halloween Wreath

Spooky Black Halloween Wreath with Crow

Hooray! It is finally starting to feel like fall, and in celebration of my favorite time of year I dug out some of my fall and Halloween decorations this weekend and starting decorating. I have been waiting since last winter to make this Halloween wreath and get it hung on the front door.

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So, this wreath started out as a couple of those Christmas swags that are packed full of berries, pinecones, greenery and other red and green sparkly pieces. I dismantled these swags and kept some of the bits and pieces for Christmas decorating projects. I was left with these foundations (for lack of a better term) I thought they would be great as a spooky Halloween wreath.

Holiday swags turned into a Halloween wreath

I formed them each into wreaths that were the same size, securing the ends together with floral wire. Then I laid them one on top of the other and secured them to each other with long twist ties. I wasn't particularly worried about hiding the wire and ties because they will be hidden in the next step.

Wreath forms secured with twist ties

Spooky Halloween wreath before paint

Now we have the scraggly looking wreath, some of the pieced required some extra coaxing so it wasn't completely out of control looking. The next step was to find a helper and give the entire wreath a good coat of gloss black spray paint. I think the gloss just gives the wreath great dimension with all the shine.

Painting the Halloween wreath with gloss black paint

After impatiently waiting for the paint to dry it was finally time to add the details. I picked up this awesome little black crow from the dollar store, along with a bag of those assorted plastic spider rings. The larger spider was one that we had in our Halloween supply stash.

Black crow and plastic spiders for Halloween wreath

And here it is all finished up. I love it!! It is a perfect spooky Halloween wreath. Not gory or too scary, and not overly done-up either. Very simple, but I think it makes for a nice little Halloween display hanging on our front door.

Black Halloween wreath on front door

Black crow on Halloween wreath

Plastic spiders on Halloween Wreath

Black Halloween wreath with crow and spiders

Have you started your fall and Halloween decorating yet?


  1. Oh Stephanie I love every part of this awesome Halloween wreath - it gets me thinking about what I am going to do for mine, pretty soon I guess! I would be super thrilled if you were willing to share this at the Fall Get Your DIY On Link Party: Fall Wreaths going on right now on five blogs! I would love to invite you over to the happy housie to link up if you haven't already done so! Hope to see you there!!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment! I just went over and linked up my wreath on your link party, thanks for the invite!!


  2. That's a perfect spooky Halloween wreath. Great idea recycling those foundations.

  3. Such a pretty wreath! My name is Katie and I host Fall Into the Holidays, open Saturdays. I would love to have you link up!

  4. Stephanie, this really feels like a scary Halloween wreath. I love your theme! It's perfect :) Thank you so much for linking up your fall inspired wreath Get Your DIY On. I hope you'll join us tomorrow with your thrifty upcycle to link up!!

  5. Oh, I love it! The wreath turned out so great and I can't believe you made it totally from scratch. IMpressive.

    Thanks for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects Party!

    1. Thank you! It was a lot of fun to see it all come together so well.


  6. Love this!! You're a girl after my own heart, saving leftover parts just in case! I will featuring your awesome wreath at our Get Your DIY on Party tomorrow night. I hope you can join us again, our theme this week is pumpkins! Have a great weekend :)


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