DIY Halloween Wreath for Trick-or-Treat Candy

Hang up something hauntingly adorable for your trick-or-treaters with this DIY Halloween wreath featuring a secret candy pouch.

Hero: fill with candy and display

Photo by: Best Wishes Studio

Best Wishes Studio

Whether you won’t be home on Halloween or simply want to take a more hands-off approach to the holiday, this DIY trick-or-treat wreath is the perfect way to ensure no trick-or-treaters leave empty-handed.

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Set up a self-serve candy station with this easy embroidery hoop wreath.

Materials Needed

  • embroidery hoop
  • black craft paint
  • craft paintbrush
  • Halloween-themed fabric
  • felt
  • decorative trim
  • assorted pom-poms
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun + sticks

Paint Embroidery Hoop

Separate the inner and outer parts of the embroidery hoop. Paint the larger outer hoop with black craft paint and set it aside to dry (Images 1 & 2).

Add Fabric and Felt

While the outer hoop dries, drape a piece of frighteningly festive fabric entirely over the inner hoop and trim with scissors, leaving approximately 2 inches of excess material (Image 1). On the bottom half only, add a layer of contrasting felt and trim the excess (Images 2 & 3).

Reassemble Embroidery Hoop

Once the outer hoop has fully dried, place it over the fabric and around the inner hoop. Tighten the hardware and pull the fabric and felt tight (Images 1 & 2). Adjust as needed for a tight fit.

Trim and Glue Fabric

Turn the embroidery hoop over and trim all excess fabric off using scissors (Image 1). Apply a bead of hot glue across the trimmed fabric to help hold it in place (Image 2).

Add Decorative Trim

To add a decorative trim across the top of the felt, first place pieces of paper between the felt and fabric to protect the fabric. Add a bead of hot glue across the edge of the felt and carefully press the trim into the glue as you go. Cut off any excess.

Step 9: On the front place some paper under the pocket to prevent the glue from going through. Then hot glue tassled ribbon on the top edge of the pocket piece.

Photo by: Best Wishes Studio

Best Wishes Studio

Cover Hardware

To cover the embroidery hoop’s hardware, we used cute pom-poms that tied into the color scheme of our fabric. Start by hot gluing larger pom-poms in place, then work in smaller ones to fill the gaps.

Step 10: Embelish the top of the hoop with pom poms stuck with hot glue.

Photo by: Best Wishes Studio

Best Wishes Studio

Hang Wreath

Use a wreath hanger to hang your trick-or-treat wreath front and center on your front door. If you suspect you may not be home when trick-or-treaters arrive, add a cute sign to let them know to help themselves. Oh, and don’t forget to fill the bottom felt pouch with candy.

Hero: fill with candy and display

Photo by: Best Wishes Studio

Best Wishes Studio

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