Decorating for Halloween is a must for me. I want my decorations to feel elevated but be inexpensive at the same time. And – in my opinion – a spooky fun Halloween wreath is a must for any decorating style. This Halloween wreath is classy enough for a Pottery Barn style home, whimsical enough for a family with kiddos, and friendly for any budget. Plus, it’s simple to make and can be assembled in less than 30 minutes.
This fun Halloween wreath is made using a basic grapevine wreath form. You can find these at any craft store or, most of the time, your local Wal-Mart. Just like my DIY Patriotic Wreath, I picked up my grapevine wreath from Michael’s when they had a sale making it only $5. But even if you don’t run into a deal like this, grapevine wreaths are fairly inexpensive at regular price. And most of the time you can find a coupon to pair with it, bringing the price down significantly.
I chose to keep the design for this wreath more neutral; it’s not overly flashy with color or sparkle. My decorating style sometimes changes from one Halloween to the next and I wanted this wreath to last me several years no matter what direction my style turned.
Using a natural grapevine wreath with burlap ribbon keeps the aesthetic of the wreath grounded while the pops of purple, green, and orange let you know it’s Halloween.
The kids and the Hubs love this Halloween wreath and I love that I was able to pull it together for less than $20.
Here’s my cost breakdown:
18″ Grapevine wreath – $4.99
Green mesh tubing – $1
Orange glittered pumpkin picks – $1
2 Purple glitter leaf picks – $1.99/ea
Wooden skull pick – $1.50
Black glittered witches broom – $3
5″ Burlap ribbon – already owned
–Extra tools used
Hot glue gun and glue sticks – already owned
Floral wire – already owned
I was able to pick up the green tubing and orange pumpkin picks from my local Dollar Tree. The tubing was actually from the Christmas section!
The purple picks and skull pick I purchased from Michael’s. And again, I didn’t stick to the Halloween section when shopping for supplies. I scooped up the purple glittered leaf picks from the Christmas section. It was the perfect purple color I was looking for and the abstract shape lends itself really well to Halloween, I think.
And Target does it again with the black witch’s broom is from the dollar spot.
Here’s how to assemble your own spooky chic Halloween wreath
- Cut your burlap ribbon in 3, 16-inch strips. Fold one strip in half and use the floral wire to secure the cut ends of the ribbon together to make a loop. Repeat on remaining two burlap strips.
- Arrange ribbon loops to one side of the wreath form. (I liked the look of the ribbons in the 9 o’clock position on the wreath, but you can move them to whatever position you like.) Attach the loops to the wreath with hot glue** and/or floral wire.
- Next, arrange and layer the purple picks with the skeleton pick. It might be helpful to insert the pick into the grapevine wreath but once the picks are in a position you like, be sure to secure them to the wreath and ribbon with hot glue and/or floral wire.
- Before placing the pumpkins, remove the stems to make it easier to position and adhere to the wreath. Again, my pumpkin picks were actually jack-o-lanterns so I just made sure when I glued them down, the face was on the backside of the wreath. I also found it helpful to shave off a portion of the pumpkins so they laid more flat against the wreath form. This made it easier to hide the faces and also to glue the pumpkins to the wreath.
- Lastly, position the broom at an 80° angle with the broomstick pointing up. I liked my broom handle layered a bit with the burlap ribbon and purple picks. Secure the broom with hot glue.
**Be extremely careful when hot gluing with burlap. The glue can come through the holes and burn your fingers.**
And that’s it!
A spooky chic Halloween wreath on a shoestring budget: the perfect amount of whimsy and class.
I would love to know where end up hanging your completed wreath.
So drop me a comment below!