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DIY Giant Spooky Halloween Wreath

If you’re looking for a spooky statement piece for your front door or mantel this Halloween, this Giant Spooky Halloween Wreath is it!  With just a few simple supplies, you can make this wreath in minutes.

It’s Halloween and that means anything goes in home decor!  Bats, spiders, black roses and bugs…they’re all acceptable this time of year!  So let’s get spooky and make a spookalicious wreath!

A picture of a lady in a wheat field holding a black Halloween wreath

Make it Big and Spooky!

Well I’ve gone and done it again…I made a giant wreath.  But I had to…I’ve made one for almost every season/holiday (Christmas, Fall, Summer and Winter) but I didn’t have one for Halloween! So what’s a gal to do?  Make one…and make it big and spooky.  So with Moira Rose and her fabulous wardrobe as my inspiration, I got to work!

A picture of a lady in a wheat field holding a black Halloween wreath

A picture of a lady in a wheat field holding a black Halloween wreath

Monochromatic and Gorgeous!

For this Halloween wreath I knew I wanted it all one colour, which was black.  And I wanted it big and messy yet beautiful!  With lots of texture, and sparkle and spook.  So I went out in search of black stems, stems with sparkle and loads of interesting elements.

A close up of black floral stems and a decorative skull

It’s all about the details.

I found skulls, black leaves, droopy black amaranthus, sparkly black butterflies and roses, spiders and black glitter.  I LOVE it all.

A close up of black floral stems and a decorative skull

A close up of black floral stems

Look Close!

It’s one of those wreaths where when you look close you see new and different things.  From a distance you may just see a floofy black wreath, but there’s definitely more than meets the eye here.

A close up of black floral stems

Wreath Making Tip!

For my giant wreaths I use a 24 inch grapevine base…it’s big yet still fits on my front door nicely.  But it’s especially perfect on my mantel which I’ll show you later!  Tip! I keep reusing the same grapevine base for all of my wreaths, over and over and over!  I don’t have room to store all of my giant wreaths so I just use the same base to make new ones each season.

A picture of a lady in a wheat field holding a black Halloween wreath

What you need to make this giant Halloween Wreath:

  • 1 grapevine wreath base: in the size of your choice.  I use the 24 inch wreath bases from Michaels.  They’re big, but still small enough to fit on my door.
  • floral stems: I used about 10 large black floral stems and cut them into pieces so I could stuff them into the wreath base.  I used a mixture of faux black amaranthus (the droopy flowers), black roses, black butterflies, black twigs and black leaves.
  • skull:  this little skull was from Michaels
  • ribbon: I bought this lace ribbon from Michaels as well
  • you don’t need glue or floral wire

A picture of a lady in a wheat field holding a black Halloween wreath

How to make your spooky Halloween Wreath:

I know I keep saying how easy these giant wreaths are to make, and I really mean it. I don’t even use a glue gun or floral wire…all I do is stuff the stems into the wreath base until I get the look I want.  Truly, it’s that simple.

  • Tip!  Take apart an old wreath and use the base over and over!
  • Hang the wreath base on an inside door.  Hanging the wreath at your level makes it especially easy to put it together…it gives you a better view of it, rather than having it lay on a table for assembly.
  • Keep the symmetry!  My wreath rule of thumb is: what I do to one side of the wreath, I do to the other.
    • To make this wreath symmetrical, I started by stuffing in the droopy floral sprigs along each side of the wreath base.
    • Then I stuffed in the different floral stems, 2 at a time, one on each side for balance.
  • Step back, have a look and see if both sides mirror each other, then add and adjust stems as needed.
  • To finish things off I added black lace ribbon at the wreath base, leaving it long and trailing.
  • And as a final touch I added a small skull at the base of the wreath.
  • Done!  Spooky and so fun.

A black Halloween wreath

I love this wreath SO much.  It’s perfectly spooky and full of Halloween charm…it actually kind of reminds me of something Moira Rose might wear! 😉

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Here are some of items I used to make this wreath…all are from Michaels.

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So fun!  I can’t wait to show you how it looks in my living room all decorated for Halloween!

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Happy Halloween!

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  1. Wow! How frightening! Great idea for upcoming Halloween! Thanks for sharing! I hope everyone will be scared!)))