Make a Spooky Black Halloween Wreath for your front door! A classic and simple wreath for the spookiest time of year!
If you’re looking for a simple and pretty (yes, even Halloween can be pretty haha) wreath for Halloween, I hope I can inspire you! This Spooky Black Halloween Wreath is the perfect mixture of sparkly, spooky and scary.
EASE: Make this in 15 minutes!
NO GLUE OR WIRE: Only stuffing required.
INEXPENSIVE: Use what you have, or shop craft store sales.
Simple and repurposed!
I wanted to make something simple for my Halloween wreath this year. And right now I’m loving wreaths that are balanced to one side so that’s what I decided to create! I also didn’t want to spend any money on it at all, so I didn’t. Everything that I used for this wreath, I had in my Halloween stash already from wreaths of past years! Win-win.
Dark, sparkly + full of texture.
I also wanted the main colour of this wreath to be black to match my front door…but I also really love the subtlety of monochromatic wreaths. If I was really thinking, I should have spray painted the base first, but I actually kind of like the natural grapevine wreath base…it makes the black pop. And even though all the stems and decorations are black, there’s so much texture to the decor. There are sparkles, different leaf types, roses, spiders, lace, feathers and stems…so many interesting textures that it all pops somehow.
How to make this wreath:
- 1 wispy grapevine wreath base: in the size of your choice.
- 1 wispy black garland: the one I used has some sparkle on it
- black floral stems: I used about 10 large black floral stems and cut them into pieces to stuff into the wreath base. I used a mixture of faux black amaranthus (the droopy flowers), black roses, black butterflies, black twigs and black leaves.
- ribbon: I used a black lace ribbon to hang the wreath on the hook on my door.
- Hang the wreath base on an inside door. Hanging the wreath at eye level makes it much easier put it together.
- Wrap the wispy black garland to the front of the wreath. You can see where I added it to my wreath base…it’s there to give a little texture and add more black colour.
- Stuff it. No seriously, that’s all I do. I started by stuffing in the black leaf sprigs along the left side of the wreath base. Then I stuffed in the remaining different floral stems, then made a row of black roses. Once everything was added, I stuffed in a few sparkly spiders.
- Step back, have a look, then add and adjust stems as needed.
- To finish things off I added black lace ribbon to the top of the wreath base so I could hang it from the hook on my front door.
I love this wreath so much.
I know, I know, I say that about all of my wreaths. But seriously, I do love this wreath. It’s the simplicity of it that I adore. I also appreciate that it only took me about 15 minutes to make and didn’t cost me a cent this year haha
Wreath Making Tips
Over the years I’ve learned a few things about making wreaths. I always get asked how I can have so many and where do I store them all?! Well, I don’t…here are my tips:
- Repurpose your wreath bases. Take apart an old wreath and use the base over and over! I used the wreath base from this spring wreath I made a few years ago. This is a big reason why I don’t glue anything on to my bases.
- Reuse what you have. I took apart this Halloween wreath and reused the floral stems.
- Hanging tip! With the type of door we have, I have had to rethink how I hang wreaths…traditional wreath hangers don’t work. Instead, I now use a command strip hook that I adhere to the top centre of the little shelf on the front of my door. Then I use that hook to attach the ribbon. Simple.