Halloween Wreath

Use this step by step picture tutorial to learn how to make a Halloween Wreath.

Halloween Wreath
I made this cute black burlap Halloween wreath and it is so easy to make and the turn out stinkin cute! {see my Christmas version here}

Halloween Wreath Tutorial

  • 1.25 yards of black burlap cut into 1″x16″ strips {i used a rotary cutter, but if you want to prevent most of the loose strands, you could use this burlap cutting technique.}
  • 14″ foam wreath ring
  • black paint {i used craft paint, but spray paint would work, too}
  • scissors or rotary cutter
 paint your wreath ring black to hide the green under the burlap.
 when the paint dries, tie the burlap strips around the ring with a double knot.
 overlap the strips a little and bunch them together so you have a full wreath.keep adding strips and arranging until you like the overall look of the wreath.
*note: if you have to untie a strip, don’t plan to use it again. the burlap will basically be shredded.*
 embellish with your SPOoKIEST finds.
i used wooden letters, painted them black, and then mod podged Halloween paper to them.

how to make a halloween wreath

 and there you have one easy, fun Halloween wreath!
sorry for all the super early Halloween posts, but i really want Halloween to come quickly because that means the baby will be here!! :o)

*Davis told me to take my Boo wreath down today. he said people would think i was weird for having it up so early. hehehe it made me laugh!*>added later: In regards to how I attached the Wood BOO letters to the wreath, I simply hot glued them on. To do that, I pulled the ends of the burlap ties back so that I could hot glue the letters to the flat portion of the burlap ties that go around the wreath form. I glued in several different spots to secure the letters.<

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  1. 51

    Thanks so much for this…I just finished it and I love it! I used black and orange burlap because my front door is really dark and it looks so festive!! Such a cute idea…thanks for sharing!! =)

  2. 53

    I just happen to have the Styrofoam & I need a Halloween Wreath! This might be the perfect weekend project. Thanks for the tutorial. Have a great weekend!

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  4. 54

    did you hot glue the letter to the wreath after it was all done??? Love the idea

    1. 54.1

      Hi Natalie,
      Yes, I hot glued the letters in place. I tried to glue them to the wreath base and not the lose burlap ends. if you have more questions, just let me know.
      thanks for stopping by!
      happy crafting,

  5. 55

    What a wonderful idea! I think I’ll try this one out later this week. Love it!

  6. 56

    I found this site a couple days ago and just went out today to get my supplies.Its super cute,cant wait to try one! I live in a rural area and couldnt find the foam wreath in the 14 inch so Im going to attempt one with the straw wreath…wish me luck! Love your stuff:)

    1. 56.1

      Hi Angela,
      So glad you found my blog! I would love to see how your wreath turned out! Feel free to post it on my FB page so everyone can see :)
      happy crafting,

  7. 57

    the last letter with the green and grey.. where did you find the pattern?

  8. 58

    Is the deminsion of 1″ X 16″ for the burlap strips correct? I wanted to make sure before I started cutting my burlap. It just seems a little long. Thanks for your help!

    1. 58.1

      Hi Mandy,
      Yes, that is what the measurement I used. If you are using a foam wreath form similar to mine, it will work just fine. If you have a thinner wreath form {ex: straw} then you will probably need to adjust the measurement to fit your wreath form. Or if you don’t want as much extra around the wreath, go ahead and shorten and adjust so that you like the look! You may want to cut 1 strip, tie it on and see if you like it and then go from there before you commit to cutting your entire piece of burlap.
      happy crafting,

  9. 59

    I was gonna take this and twist it different. instead of the all black and BOO. I was gonna sub out all the black burlap with that of a mixture of fall colors and put up little wooden pumpkins and such as a fall wreath. i just have one question. I am having a hard time finding burlap in a variety of colors can you recommend a website to buy some or do you know of another fabric or material i can use in replace of the burlap. thanks!!

    1. 59.1

      Hi Amanda,
      I just barely saw your question. Sorry to be so slow! I get my colored burlap from Joann’s. They have quite a selection. You could also use cotton fabric. the heavier weight the better it will hold its shape. hope this helps!
      happy crafting,

  10. 60

    featuring this on my blog today, I totally love it! What a cool idea, quick, simple but brilliantly effective!

  11. 61

    Hi Craftaholic! I saw this adorable wreath on Pinterest and just had to recreate it! Just thought I would let you know that I posted about it on my blog and linked back to yours! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. 62

    Thanks for the inspiration! I think I can ‘McGyver’ this together with things I have around the house already! I’m thinking of some sparkly black ribbon and orange bows that I have around here somewhere…..

  14. 63

    Hey, I wanted to say I love this project. I didn’t use the burlap,instead I used black flt and i put purple and orange spiders on it, with green and orange butterflies. But I wanted to thankyou for giving me the idea. I am all so going to be trying your paper pumkins. Hope you post more ideas.

    1. 63.1

      Thanks for the note, Chrystal! That’s awesome you did your own spin on this wreath! I’m so glad you stopped by!
      happy crafting,

  15. 64

    I found your link through Pinterest a couple of days ago and I went out today and got my supplies to make the wreath! I am so excited as this is my first “craft” project. Thank you so much for the step by step tutorial!

    1. 64.1

      Hi Emily,
      I’m so glad you found me! That’s awesome you’re making the Boo wreath! If you have any quesitons, just let me know! Stop by again soon :)
      happy crafting,

  16. 65
    Nina P

    I found your Boo wreath on Pinterest a couple of months ago, and finally made it, finishing tonight! What a fun project, which I have to say turned out really cute! Thanks so much!

  17. 66

    Hello there. I love this wreath and am currently in the process of making it. I was wondering how you did the colors on the BOO letters. I like to do little crafts but am not, by nature, a very crafty person. ; p Thanks for you help! I can’t wait to get it finished and hung up. : )

    1. 66.1

      Hi Katie,
      I traced the letters on scrapbook paper and then decoupaged the paper letters on top of the wood. Then did another coat of decoupage to seal the paper. Hope this helps!
      happy crafting,

  18. 67
    Jami Argyle

    Cute idea

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  20. 68

    I love this! Would you mind if I showed it off on my site? :)

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  22. 69
    Katie Thurston

    I love this wreath! I’m attempting a white one since our door is black. Thought it might look “ghosty”.

    1. 69.1

      oooh, cool idea, Katie! Thanks for stopping by! I would love to see your Ghostly version :)
      happy crafting,

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  24. 70

    Really nice easy also where did you get the black burlap Thank you and by the way how much?

    1. 70.1

      Hi Tammy,
      I got the black burlap at either Joanns or Ben Franklin, I can’t remember! I think it was about 1/2 yard or so of burlap.
      happy crafting,

  25. 71

    I have all the supplies ready to go but I’m still confused about the measurements for the burlap. Did you just cut it into 16 pieces? Excited to make this but need a little help

      1. Tanya

        Thanks for replying Linda, I was doing the project on my phone and it wasn’t displaying the inch marks which is what led to all the confusion. But made it last night and super cute.

  26. 72

    I saw this on Pinterest and was really excited but they only pinned a picture not the website. Glad I am finally catching up on my blog reading.
    Thanks for sharing.

  27. 73

    How did you attach the letters to the wreath!!