DIY This Crescent Moon Wreath for Halloween

Haunt your chamber door with a DIY crescent moon wreath that’s sure to set a tone of terror.

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

Move over summer wreaths — with your vibrant florals and lighthearted looks — it’s time for something a bit more on the sinister side. Just in time for scary season, this crescent moon wreath is sure to bring all the frightful feels to your front door. Best of all, you don’t have to be an experienced crafter or purchase expensive materials or specialty tools to knock this Halloween how-to out of the park.

Materials Needed

  • wire wreath form
  • heavy-duty wire cutters
  • black duct tape
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • black twine
  • scissors
  • assorted dark faux florals
  • faux crow with wire

Cut Wreath Form

Use heavy-duty wire cutters to remove approximately 1/6 of a wire wreath form (Image 1). Be sure to remove any cross supports that prevent the loose wires from joining together at the ends (Image 2).

Tape Ends

Tape the loose wire ends together with black duct tape to form a point, covering any sharp edges. Repeat on the other end.

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

Cover With Twine

Starting on one end, hot glue black twine to the duct tape and carefully hold the twine's end in place until the glue is cool and the twine is securely attached (Image 1). Wrap the twine tightly around the wreath form until you reach the other end, making sure to minimize the amount of wreath form visible beneath the twine (Image 2). Cut off excess, then secure the twine with hot glue (Image 3).

Add Florals

Dark, moody florals are what make this crescent moon wreath truly sinister. Start by cutting the stems off the larger flowers, then hot glue them to the thicker area of twine in the middle of the wreath form (Image 1). For smaller, bunched flowers and leaves, cut to a manageable size and attach them by tucking and gluing the stems beneath the larger flowers (Images 2 & 3).

Add a Finishing Touch

For a frightful final touch, a faux crow fastened to the lower portion of the crescent moon does just the trick.

Photo by: Jennie Andrews

Jennie Andrews

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