I’m excited to share with you an easy, DIY Halloween Wreath project that I made all by myself. That should impress you, as I’m not usually the craftiest person around. The cool thing is, this wreath cost about $4 to make! Remember, folks, I made this, which means you can too! Let’s check it out, shall we?
Easy DIY Halloween Wreath Tutorial
What you’ll need:
- A pool noodle. If you don’t have any and your dollar store is all out, I suppose you’ll need a wreath form, but that jacks the cost up.
- Shiny black tape (I used some sort of black packaging tape that we had laying around)
- Two different ribbons in contrasting colors. Get them at the dollar store, you’ll have just enough for this project.
- Scissors, obviously, to cut the ribbon.
How to make it:
- Start by looping your pool noodle into a circle and taping it shut.
- Next, cut off strips of black tape and cover the pool noodle all the way around. I love saying “pool noodle,” don’t you? Noodle, noodle, noodle. Chant it in your head while you do this step. Or not.
- Cut ribbon into equal strips, about a foot long.
- Loop a length of ribbon over the noodle, then bring it across, like in the picture.
- Now go up under the back of the front piece, like pictured. Sorry, I can’t explain it better than that. During this part, I was chanting “over, under, through.” Basically, you’re making a knot like a tie, sort of.
- Pull the ribbon down, arrange it so the designs face forward and slide the knot up until it’s secure
- Take a strip of black tape and fold it over on itself, sticky side it. This make your hanger. Secure it to the back of the wreath with more tape. Secure it very well, otherwise it will fall down in the middle of the night and scare the proverbial pants off your cat. Noise will happen. People will jump. Not a good thing when you live very, very close (like on the border of) the Frein manhunt. So, yeah, secure it well.
That’s it! Then you just hang it up! If you want to take pictures of it, you hang it up, photograph, realize there are shadows, move it to another door, realize you STILL have Christmas decorations on the window (whoops), try it in the woods like this…
…realize you probably stepped in deer poop. Give up, buy white foam board, STILL end up with shadows and over-edit until you say “you know what, I’ve seen worse on Pinterest go viral!” Then you call it a day and write a post about it. Voila!
Seriously, it really is incredibly easy to make. I hope you like it!!
Do you have any cool ideas for DIY Halloween projects? I’d love to hear about it, or swing by your site and check it out! Leave me a comment!