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All Black Halloween Wreath – A Cheap and Easy DIY Halloween Project.

Hold on to your witches’ hat for this Halloween craft project. This black Halloween wreath is super easy to make, only requires a few cheap materials and you can pull it together in a few hours.

And I say a few hours, but that’s really only the time it takes to do a few coats of spray paint. If you follow my method, pulling the wreath together will take only a few minutes.

Gotta love those cheap easy craft projects that turn out just right


A floral all  black halloween wreath with black bow, and large plastic spider hanging in the centre.  The Wreath is hung on a black velvet background.

A Creepy Dead Flower Wreath

This post came into existence last fall when I was cleaning out my craft room and found so many artificial flowers kicking around. None of them matched, they were all different seasonality and I really had no need for them. I almost gave them away before I decided to make a black Halloween wreath with them. Gotta love spray paint am I right?

Now, I know I am going to get comments about ruining a perfectly good wreath. I have to admit that once I pull all my mismatched flowers together, the wreath didn’t look half bad. I even had my neighbor yell over how much she loved it. Eep.

Not sure how she felt about my spray painting it black – especially since it was in the middle of July when I made this project. That’s right, July! My neighbors, I’m sure, think I am batty.

They are probably right.

And if you’re looking for Halloween inspiration we have a few projects that might perk your interest:

Or Check out all our Halloween Projects!

Wreath Crafting Supplies For The Beginner

Have you ever wondered what supplies and tools you needed to get started with wreath making? We put together an entire list of items that every beginner should have on hand.


A floral all  black halloween wreath with black bow, and large plastic spider hanging in the centre.  The Wreath is hung on a black velvet background.

Materials and Tools Required

So a few things about this project. You can save a considerable amount of money gathering fake flower bundles from thrift stores. Since they do not have to match and the type of flower doesn’t matter, just pick up what you see.

The other thing you can do is reach out to family and friends and ask if anyone has any fake flowers they no longer want. It seems everyone has artificial flowers stowed somewhere. This is a great project for recycling those no longer loved dust gathers.

The rest of the materials are easily found at a local dollar store and the best place to pick up your supplies to save all kinds of money.


Materials

  • 20 bundles of fake flowers ( dollar store will be much cheaper)
  • floral wire
  • 14-inch metal wreath form
  • 2 large can of black spray paint. Rustoleum X2 high coverage spray paint was the BEST. It had a great spray and covered way better than anything else we tried.
  • fake creepy crawlies like spiders or flies.
  • Ribbon for a Bow

Tools

  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Drop Cloth
  • Gloves
  • Pliers
  • Glue Gun
  • Glue Sticks

After Thought

I really liked this DIY black Halloween wreath with colors poking through. I thought it looked really good and I wish I had used a singular color flower.

If you can find burgundy flowers or deep red, I think this wreath would look stellar with that singular color and a light coating of black spray paint.



Step 1

Remove all the tags from your flower bundles.


Bundles of brightly colored fake flowers on a white table.

Step 2

Begin by placing the stem of a flower bundle into the center of the metal wreath form and pull it through until the flowers sit snug against the wireframe.


A wire wreath form with a single bundle of fake flowers placed through the centre wire.   Bundles of fresh flowers sit beside the wreath form.

Step 3

Add another flower bundle under the first one, and pull it through until it sits snug. Repeat this one more time until you have 3 bundles placed into the wire form.


A wire wreath form with three bundles of fake flowers placed through the centre wire.   Bundles of fresh flowers sit beside the wreath form.

Step 4

Cut a few pieces of floral wire with the wire cutters, and fasten the flower bundles down with the wire. Use the pliers to twist the wire tight and then snip with the wire cutters.

Bend the tip down into the flowers so it does not leave a sharp edge. If you are worried about the sharp edges you can use a hot glue gun to add a dab of glue onto the ends of the snipped wires.


The back side of the wreath showing how to wire down the bundles of flowers to the wire wreath form.

Step 5

Continue around the wireframe adding 3 flower bundles at a time and fastening them down as you go. Do not worry about the shape of the wreath at this point. When all the bundles are tied down you can move your flowers around to create the fullness that you want by repositioning the flowers.


The back side of the wreath showing the process of tying down the flower bundles with wire

Step 6

Get thee outside my friend. I can tell you that you do not want to spray paint this project inside the house. You need to use far too much spray paint and the smell is just…. you know.. spray painty. Forget that.

Also do this project away from anything you do not want to get spray paint on, like your deck, or siding, or feet.

Toss down a drop cloth and do an initial coat of spray paint all around. Your first coat will essentially seal most of the flowers but it will look like the paint is not covering. Trust me, it does, it just takes a few coats.


The first coat of spray pain on the black halloween wreath - some of the colors are still showing through from the brightly colored flower bundles.

Step 7

Continue to spray paint light coats of paint around your dead flower wreath until the entire thing is coated in black and you cannot see any of the colors of flowers peeking through.

The second coat of spray paint showing the darker more opaque coverage over the black halloween wreath

Step 8

Once the wreath is dry, add a few black creepy crawlies, like spiders, or bugs, or you know, things that make you screem “eek”.

You don’t have to include those bug additions but it does add an extra layer of Halloween fun, but your door, your rules.

Glue gun with a plastic fake spider

Step 9

Make a bow and add it to the bottom. I used black ribbon to make my bow, but I have to say orange on black would look pretty gosh darn good too.

There are a few simple steps to make the bow that I made for this wreath.

  1. Layout your ribbon creating two loops on both sides.   Make sure your tails are the length you want before you snip the ribbon. 
  2. Once you confirm the length, and you like the width of the bow, wrap a 3-inch piece of floral wire through the center, and tighten down to pinch together.  
  3. Make another double loop, without tails (or with you want), give about 2 inches of overlap before snipping the ribbon.  I usually try to make my second ribbon layer about 1-2 inches smaller than the first bow you created. 
  4. Add the second layer to the first ribbon layer and use the wire to loop around the second layer and twist to tighten.  
  5. Take a smaller piece of ribbon and fold it in half lengthwise and create a loop. 
  6. Add the loop to the top of the bow, and use the same wire you used prior to connecting the loop to the top of the bow. 

A four panel photograph of a black bow being made against a bright white background

Dead Flowers for Halloween

Halloween decorations are either hard to find or way overpriced. You can knock this little project out for a few bucks and an afternoon.

The beautiful thing about this DIY black Halloween wreath is that it does lean toward “pretty.” So if you’re not really into dark and creepy Halloween, this might be a great project for you, especially if you ditch the fake spiders.

And if you like really simple painted Halloween projects without any fuss, you have to check out our Black Pumpkin Halloween Display – it’s a no-carve pumpkin project that will make your Halloween table look stunning!

A floral all  black halloween wreath with black bow, and large plastic spider hanging in the centre.  The Wreath is hanging on a rustic pine background with paper bats
Easy DIY Black Halloween Wreath

Easy DIY Black Halloween Wreath

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Difficulty: Easy

A beautiful all black Halloween wreath you can make in a single day with most materials you can find from a dollar store.

Materials

  • 20 bundles of fake flowers ( dollar store will be much cheaper)
  • floral wire
  • 14-inch metal wreath form
  • 2 large can of black spray paint. Rustoleum X2 high coverage spray paint was the BEST. It had a great spray and covered way better than anything else we tried.
  • fake creepy crawlies like spiders or flies.
  • Ribbon for a Bow

Tools

  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Drop Cloth
  • Gloves
  • Pliers

Instructions

    STEP 1

    1. Remove all the tags from your flower bundles.

    STEP 2

    1. Begin by placing the stem of a flower bundle into the center of the metal wreath form and pull it through until the flowers sit snug against the wireframe.

    STEP 3

    1. Add another flower bundle under the first one, and pull it through until it sits snug. Repeat this one more time until you have 3 bundles placed into the wire form.

    STEP 4

    1. Cut a few pieces of floral wire with the wire cutters, and fasten the flower bundles down with the wire. Use the pliers to twist the wire tight and then snip with the wire cutters.
    2. Bend the tip down into the flowers so it does not leave a sharp edge. If you are worried about the sharp edges you can use a hot glue gun to add a dab of glue onto the ends of the snipped wires.

    STEP 5

    1. Continue around the wireframe adding 3 flower bundles at a time and fastening them down as you go. Do not worry about the shape of the wreath at this point. When all the bundles are tied down you can move your flowers around to create the fullness that you want by repositioning the flowers.

    STEP 6

    1. Toss down a drop cloth and do an initial coat of spray paint all around. Your first coat will essentially seal most of the flowers but it will look like the paint is not covering. Trust me, it does, it just takes a few coats.

    STEP 7

    1. Continue to spray paint light coats of paint around your dead flower wreath until the entire thing is coated in black and you cannot see any of the colors of flowers peeking through.

    STEP 8

    1. Once the wreath is dry, add a few black creepy crawlies, like spiders, or bugs.

    STEP 9

    1. Make a bow and add it to the bottom. (see post for instructions on how to make the bow)

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