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Halloween DIY Door Wreath

finished look

Putting together a Halloween inspired wreath was simple, inexpensive and tons of fun. What better time to pull out those bright paint colors and create a welcoming door sign that tells those sweet little Trick or Treaters that goodies await them behind your front door!

Its that time of year again to dig deep into your creative mind and let your inner child surface. Whether creating something spooky, fun filled or full of treats…get those DIY crafts ready for the goblins and superheroes that will be making their way to you in just a few short weeks!

What you will need:

  • 10 inch craft plywood circle
  • 12 inch plastic charger plate
  • Acrylic crafting paint (black, purple, white, orange)
  • Paint brushes
  • Hot glue gun
  • Soldering tool
  • Ribbon
  • Stencil
  • Painters tape

For this project I used one craft Plywood circle purchased in a four pack from Hobby Lobby for around $4.00 and one plastic 12 inch charger from the Dollar Tree. Using the plywood crafting circle with the plastic charger adds a bit of dimension and gives your wreath a higher end look. However, you can also create a similar look without the crafting circle and add stencil directly to the charger.

Crafting acrylic paints are perfect to use in simple crafts such as this one. These Apple Barrel acrylic paints are inexpensive and make it easy to have a collection of colors on hand to use whenever you feel those creative juices flowing.

Using black acrylic paint and a small paintbrush paint the 10 inch plywood circle and outer edges of the charger. Once paint is completely dry add painters tape to plywood circle about 1/4 inches apart or for the desired look you have in mind!

painting between tape

Using your Purple and Orange acrylic paint colors begin to paint each of the lines that are not covered by the painters tape. Once paint is semi-dry, then pull off the tape and allow the paint to fully dry for about another 20-30 minutes.

Use your glue gun to attach the plywood circle to the center of the plastic charger and then use the soldering tool to make two precise holes at the top center of the charger. The holes made with the soldering tool will be used to add a roped hanger to the wreath.

Next, center and tape down the edges of the stencil to your plywood. After the stencil is securely in place use the white acrylic craft paint and small paintbrush to dab gently around all of the areas inside of the stencil. When all areas inside the stencil are completely covered, carefully remove the stencil and let the paint dry for about 30 minutes. I purchased this stencil at the Dollar Tree and it came with two different stencils inside. What a great buy!

Once the holes are cooled down, run a decorative rope or ribbon from the back of one hole and through the front of the second hole. Even out both sides then cut ribbon and tie a knot to the end of each side to secure your rope in place for hanging.

Add a fun and colorful ribbon that adds a perfect touch to your wreath, let your fun side take over this colorful project and remember your childhood memories…having fun has no age limit.. so let the spooky fun begin!!

I love how this wreath turned out and look forward to displaying it on my front door. Now its time to load up on candy and treats because I’m pretty sure this wreath will catch the attention of all my neighborhood trick or treaters.

Halloween DIY Door Wreath

halloween door wreath

Creating a Halloween Door Wreath

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Very Easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • 10 inch craft plywood circle
  • 12 inch plastic charger plate
  • Acrylic crafting paint (black, purple, white, orange)
  • Paint brushes
  • Ribbon
  • Stencil
  • Painters tape

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Soldering Tool

Instructions

    1. Using Black acrylic craft paint. Paint the outside border of plastic charger and the entire wood crafting circle (wait about 20 -30 minutes for paint to dry)
    2. Use painters tape to create 1/4 inch spaces on the wood circle.
    3. Use Purple and Orange acrylic paints and paint on each line space that is not covered by the painters tape.
    4. From the top to bottom, use a pattern such as, one orange, next purple and continue until reaching the last line
    5. Wait until semi dry and remove painters tape.
    6. Wait for all the paint to dry, about 20-30 minutes
    7. Using tape on all 4 sides secure the stencil to the middle of the wood circle.
    8. Use white acrylic paint and small paintbrush to dab paint in between all areas of the stencil and remove the stencil carefully when finished.
    9. Using the Soldering tool pen, add two holes at the middle and top center of the charger plate.
    10. Glue the wood circle to center of the charger
    11. Use decorative roping or ribbon to put through back of one hole around the front and in through the front of the next hole, then cut the roping and tie a knot at the end of each side
    12. Make a decorative bow with ribbon and using hot glue secure it at the center of the wreath below the two holes used for door hanging rope.

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