20+ Creep-Tastic Halloween Wreaths

Give your front door a welcoming (or not-so-welcoming) Halloween touch with one of our easy-to-craft wreaths.

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You're Being Watched

Keep an eye on trick-or-treaters with a googly-eyed wreath. To make it, pick up two to three bags of white Ping-Pong balls online or at a sports store. Use hot glue to attach them, in layers, to a foam wreath form with hot glue. Once all visible parts of the wreath form have been covered, attach small and large googly eyes. Tip: It's best to hang the wreath with a door hanger, rather than wrapping ribbon around, so the layers of Ping-Pong balls remain undisturbed.

Upcycle Hardware Essentials

Bright orange tow rope makes it a snap to craft a cheery orange wreath you can display from Halloween through Thanksgiving. Just swap out the saying on the mini pumpkins for an easy holiday update. Learn how to make your own with our step-by-step instructions

Deck Out, Indoors

Wreaths aren't just for your front door; they're also an easy way to add just the right amount of spookiness to an interior wall. Using just craft-store materials, this budget-friendly wreath can be easily whipped up while bingeing on your favorite Halloween flick. Craft your own with our step-by-step instructions.

Or, Try a Front Door Basket Instead

For a twist, swap out your front door wreath for a slim basket or straw tote you can fill with a variety of spooky silk blooms, dried seed pods and grasses. For a free finishing touch, gather dead branches from your yard and tie it all together with black-and-white striped ribbon. Get our tips for creating a front door basket that'll take you from Halloween through Christmas.

Rock a Skeletal Style

Give a plastic skeleton a fresh take on the afterlife as a minimalist wreath. Disassemble the skeleton by removing the thread, wire or string used to hold the pieces together. Next, attach bones to a wire wreath form using craft wire, overlapping and interlacing the bones. As a creepy finishing touch, wire the skull to the wreath's bottom so its sockets are approximately eye-level with trick-or-treaters.

Get Your Witch On

Honestly, what woman doesn't have a little all-powerful sorceress within them? Honor your inner witchiness with this fun take on a wreath that starts with a costume hat. Watch our video for more tips and step-by-step instructions.

Greet Guests With a Friendly Monster

Hit the craft store (or your stash) for everything you need to make this cuddly-looking critter that'll welcome trick-or-treaters and other Halloween guests with a playful one-eyed wink. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions.

Make This One With the Kids

If you can tie a knot, you can make this wreath — trust us, it's that easy. Get a hand from your little monsters to create this rag wreath while watching your favorite Halloween movie together. Get tips for crafting your own.

Or, Get Their Help Magicking a Monster

Kids + googly eyes = a match made in crafting heaven. Enlist an assist from the kiddos to craft this green-eyed monster for the front door. Watch our video for more details, plus 2 more easy wreath ideas.

Proceed With Caution

Danger ahead! Put caution tape to decorative use as a yellow-and-black crime scene wreath. Pick up a roll of caution tape from your local hardware store and a foam wreath form at the craft store. Wrap the caution tape around the form, ensuring the letters face out. Use strong tape or straight pins to secure the end of the tape to the wreath's back. Complete the look with a caution tape bow.

Make a Holiday-Hopping Wreath

A grapevine wreath covered with double-sided felt leaves will add festive fall color to your front door from Halloween until Thanksgiving. Learn how to make your own.

Be Fashion Forward

Wrap chevron fabric around a foam wreath form to craft this trendy wreath that will add a big graphic punch to your front door, living room, kitchen or anywhere. Learn how to make the bat garland.

Get Caught in the Web

Picture frames as wreaths? Sure, why not! Grab an old picture frame from a flea market or garage sale and update it with spray paint in a bold color. Next, remove the glass and artwork. Use string or yarn to create the spiraling look of a spider web then attach the web to the frame's back side with double-sided tape.

Mini "Pumpkin" Wreath

Although the tiny orange shapes covering this wreath look like diminutive pumpkins, they're actually putka pods. A great stand-in for mini pumpkins, the dried organic seed pods don't deteriorate, so your wreath can be displayed year after year. Get crafting to make your own.

Get a Little Batty

Add a little battitude to your front door with this wreath. To craft it, you'll need a foam wreath form, charcoal-gray yarn, black craft foam, black ribbon, floral wire and a hot glue gun. First, wrap the foam wreath form with yarn, ensuring that none of the foam shows through. Next, print this bat template in various sizes and trace the pattern onto black foam, cutting out the shapes with scissors. Poke a small hole through the top of each bat with floral wire then wire bats onto wreath, positioning them so they look like they're in flight. Finally, wrap black ribbon around the top of wreath for hanging.

Craft a Monstrous Welcome

Welcome Halloween guests with a friendly, furry monster wreath. To craft it, you'll need one yard of black faux fur, small balls in assorted colors and 8-10 sets of plastic vampire teeth. Cover a foam wreath form with the faux fur, securing the ends with strong tape or T-pins. Attach the balls and vampire teeth to the fur with hot glue. Finally, use black and white paint pens to add a slit pupil to each of the eyes.

Or, Embrace Your Inner Party Monster

Crushed beer can and bottle-top wreaths don't fit every situation, but they're right at home in a bachelor pad or man cave — especially if your home is Halloween Party Central. To create, crush the cans into interesting shapes then use pliers or metal-cutting shears to create a hole in the back of each can. Poke picture wire through the holes, then fasten the cans tightly to a grapevine wreath form.

Stylish Serpents

Create a soft and swirly serpent wreath with yarn and bendable toy snakes. First, cover a foam wreath form entirely with black yarn. Next, gather three to five bendable, cloth-covered toy snakes (plastic and rubber snakes work too), wrapping them tightly around the form. Be sure to position their heads in different directions to give the wreath a sense of motion.

Give 'Em the Creepy Crawlies

Pick up an oval grapevine wreath and a bag of assorted plastic bugs at your local craft store. Use the bugs to add color and shape to the wreath, attaching them with hot glue.

All Chained Up

Embrace a bit of the macabre with an iron shackle wreath. Search online or at local antique/thrift stores for authentic iron or steel shackles. Pick up a twig or grapevine wreath from the craft store, then wrap and drape the chain around it. Adorn the wreath with a faux black crow or raven for an added eerie touch.


Give arachnophobes the heebie-jeebies with a spider's nest wreath made with bunched gauze, ribbon and plastic spiders. First, loosely wrap a spool of pure white medical gauze (or cheesecloth) around a foam wreath form until completely covered. Next, attach a few plastic spiders to one side of the wreath with craft or hot glue. Hang the wreath with a black velvet bow looped through the top. For an added gruesome touch, glue on a pair of skeletal hands.

Go for the Glam

Glam up your front door with an over-the-top black feather wreath. Use feathers in a contrasting color and menswear-inspired ribbon for a fashion-forward embellishment. Get crafting to make your own.

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