How to Make Halloween Door Wreaths

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Make festive, not-too-spooky door wreaths for Halloween by repurposing pool noodles that are no longer in use. These fun family projects only require a glue gun and a few inexpensive supplies. Happy Halloween!

Spiderweb Door Wreath

Families who delight in the creepy crawly part of Halloween love this spider decoration.

Supplies

  • Wood or chipboard letters that spell B-O-O (2”-3” high)
  • Paint for letters (your color choice)
  • Metal hanger or thick wire
  • Green pool noodle
  • One pair black fishnet stockings
  • Zip ties
  • Piece of duct tape (we used green)
  • Black twine or yarn
  • Prewired bow in coordinating colors
  • One large spider
  • Bag of small spiders
  • Cool temp glue gun (foam will melt under hot temp glue)
  • Glue stick

Directions

  1. Paint letters and set aside to dry.

  2. Straighten the hanger and thread through the pool noodle carefully. This adds stability to the wreath.
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  3. Cut one leg from the stockings and stretch over the pool noodle. Zip tie each end to secure. Cut off excess.

  4. Bend the noodle into a circle and duct tape the ends together. 

  5. Tighten the netting around the noodle by threading small pieces of twine through the fishnet on the back side of the wreath and tying it. 

  6. Cut four additional 24” pieces of twine. Tie one piece stretched from 12 to 6 o’clock and one from 9 to 3 o’clock, dividing the wreath into quarters. Tie the remaining pieces half way between each section, so the wreath is divided into section (like a pie).
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  7. Cut a three-foot piece of twine. Starting near the center (of the “pie”), connect each section to the next with a simple knot, gradually moving out to the edge to create a web. Cut off excess twine. 
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  8. Duct tape a loop of twine to the back to hang the wreath.

  9. Wire the ribbon bow to the top of the wreath so the duct tape is covered. Glue to secure in place.

  10. Glue “Boo” to the bottom of the wreath. 

  11. Glue the large spider to center of the web and smaller spiders around the wreath.
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Candy Corn Halloween Wreath

This Halloween wreath appeals to candy corn enthusiasts and fans of the popular sitcom Parks and Recreation. Why not “Treat Yo’ self” and make this fun door decoration!

Supplies

  • Orange pool noodle
  • White and yellow spray paint (that works on plastic furniture)
  • Black Sharpie
  • Metal hanger or thick wire
  • One pair white fishnet stockings
  • Zip ties
  • White duct tape
  • White twine or yarn
  • 4” white wooden chipboard plaque
  • Prewired bow in coordinating colors
  • Cool temp glue gun (foam will melt under hot temp glue)
  • Glue stick

Directions

  1. Cut each end of the pool noodle at 45-degree angle so that, when brought together, the ends fit together like the corner of a picture frame.

  2. Spray six inches of each end of the pool noodle with white paint. Allow to dry. Carefully cover and spray the next six inches of each end (above the white) with yellow paint.

  3. Measure 15” from each end of the noodle and make a tiny mark with a Sharpie. Using those marks as centers, cut away a 2”x 1” piece of the noodle (no more than 1” deep) on each side. This will be where the triangle bends.

  4. Thread the coat hanger through the end of the noodle for stability.
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  5. Cut one leg from the stockings and stretch over the pool noodle. Zip tie each end to secure. Cut off excess.

  6. At the cutouts, bend each end of the noodle toward the center at an approximate 45-degree angle so that the white ends meet at the top and form a triangular, candy corn shape. Tape the ends together with the white duct tape.

  7. Tighten the netting to the noodle by threading small pieces of twine on the back side of the wreath and tying it. 

  8. Make a loop for hanging and secure with a piece of duct tape.

  9. Add the bow to the top of the wreath and secure with glue.

  10. Using the Sharpie, print “Treat Yo’ Self on the plaque and glue it to the base of the wreath.
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Emily Dolton is an artist and San Diego mom who loves to create playful art from everyday objects.

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