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Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas – you can create one for Halloween, too. Like most Halloween decorations, there are plenty of options for your design – this guide will cover two types, but feel free to get creative and have some fun with this D.I.Y. project. The end result will be a spooky Halloween wreath that you can hang on your front door.

Safety tip: Always wear the appropriate safety equipment (safety glassesgloves and mask, for example) and always follow the instructions for the product or equipment.


1Choose a base

The first type of wreath we’re going to make is a twig wreath. We have chosen a pre-existing wooden wreath from a D.I.Y. Christmas wreath kit as a base.

Next, we’re going to pull apart this brushwood to make small bunches that we can attach to the wreath. Make sure you put on safety gloves before removing the brushwood from the wire to avoid potential cuts or scrapes.

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Safety tip: Make sure you put on safety gloves before removing the brushwood from the wire to avoid potential cuts or scrapes.
Choose a base

2Secure brushwood

Next, cut the wire into 15- 20cm lengths. Start attaching the twigs in clumps and fasten to the wreath using the wire, moving around the wreath as you go. No need to be too fussy on the first circle because we’ll go back and add more sticks later.


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Tip: The sticks don’t all have to go in one direction. Have a play and get creative – just make sure you overlap the brushwood for a full base layer.
Secure brushwood

3Snip berries and twigs

To give the wreath some layers, we’re going to add some artificial berries and twigs. Start by snipping the stems. Next, slide them in underneath the wire at various points, creating smaller bunches on each side of the wreath.

Berries and twigs added

4Spray paint

Once you’re happy with your shape, it’s time to spray paint. Lay down a drop sheet, put on your safety glasses and dust mask and place your wreath on the sheet. Hold the spray paint 30cm from the wreath and apply an even layer of paint across the wreath, twigs and berries. Leave to dry.
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Safety tip: When painting, always use a drop sheet to protect the surrounding area from spills or overspray, and always paint in a well-ventilated area or outside.
Wreath leaves being spray painted 

5Create stencils

To add a spooky element to your wreath, add bats of different sizes. Draw or use a template to outline bats on the felt with a marker or pencil. Outline a few different sizes and cut them out. When ready to apply, remove the adhesive backing and stick them onto your wreath.
Bat being shaped out and cut

6Paint and attach ornaments

We’re also painting some ornaments white, providing a contrast to the black wreath. Place each ornament on the drop sheet and put your safety equipment back on. Hold the can 30cm away from each ornament and apply an even layer. Allow these to dry. Add ornaments to the wreath using the wire.
Items being painted


Once you’re happy with your final design, it’s time to hang it up. Stick an adhesive hook at the desired position on the door and have a happy Halloween!

Halloween theme front porch with wreath on door

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.