DIY Inexpensive Halloween Wreath

Halloween is my favorite holiday! I love the haunts, the decorations, the CANDY!  I was so excited to decorate this year and found that my Halloween supplies were lacking. So I headed over to Dollar Tree and raided their Halloween selection, while I was there I saw the perfect fixings for a inexpensive wreath and thought I should make one and share it with you all! I only spent $12 out of pocket on this wreath! YES $12!!!!

Supply list:

  • tulle ( 4 rolls)
  • halloween ornaments (I used 5 packs)
  • halloween string lights (2 packs)
  • wire wreath form
  • hot glue gun (not shown as I already own one.)
  • hot glue sticks (you can buy these at Dollar Tree as well but I had pleanty at home.)
  • batteries for the string lights (not shown as I had them at home.)

Halloween Wreath Step 1

String the Lights: If you are careful you can pop the oranmentoff the actual string of lights. I then wove them through the wires. I did not glue them down though because i wanted to be able to adjust them as needed later. I also spaced them so that they were all the way around the wreath in hopes of keeping it looking balanced.

Step 2

Cut the tulle: I grabbed a book and wrapped the tulle ardoung the book and cut after I wrapped the whole roll. I choose a book that was about 9 inches and my tulle ended up being way too long. I would say you only need about half that but I will show you what I did with my mistake later!

Step 3

Wrap the tulle: wrap the tulle in alternating colors around the outermost two rings of the wire wreath form. I put purple on the one closer to the inside and black on the ring on the outside. to wrap the tulle, fold it in half to form a loop, push loop under wire and pull ends through. Contiue until you have worked your way all around, I ended up with about  two of each color in each section of the wire form.

Step 4

Glue the ornaments:  get that hot glue gun warmed up and ready to go! Open all your ornament s and play around with a genral idea of how you want them to lay.Then glue them to each other, let glue cool flip over and glue back side to wire wreath frame. I used a lot of glue because I don’t want this losing any ornaments.

Step 5

Take a step back: With every project I do it goes through an ugly period, but keep going and then step back and take a look. When I stepped back I knew right away that my tulle was far too long. So I trimed it down until it looked right.  I then took my tulle scraps and guled them into spots where my wreath felt a little bare. I that way I wasn’t wasteing anything!

Step 6

Hang it up! If you want you can add a bow to the front or a ribbon loop to make hangins easier. I went back and added extra glue to the back just incase. Then add batteries and enjoy!


OH then clean up the glitter mountian….I wish I took a photo but Doug would have had a heartattack if he knew how much glitter was all over! So no need to provide any incrimianting evidance.  hehe….


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As a transplant to Ohio, Patricia is enjoying the calmer lifestyle to raise her family in. She has 4 beautiful children that keep her very busy, as does their 1980' home with all the updates it needs. When she has free time she enjoys painting, crafting, reading, writing, decorating and family fun.
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