Make a Halloween ornament wreath using supplies from Dollar Tree! This is an easy idea, and perfect for holiday decorating on a budget.
Skills Required: None. You don’t need any prior crafting skills to make this Halloween wreath. All you need to do is know how to use a hot glue gun!
Very recently I made a witch hat wreath using Dollar Tree supplies. The day that I was at the dollar store, the deco mesh and wire wreath form weren’t the only things I bought. I bought several packages of Halloween ornaments – black glitter, purple glitter, and monster eyes. With more glitter.
I bought seven packages to be exact, with six ornaments each (for a total of 42). I had no idea at the time what I was going to do with them, and I was even thinking about some sort of Halloween tree.
But after I made the witch hat wreath . . . I was thinking . . . these ornaments would make an amazing Halloween wreath! So that was the moment I decided to make a Halloween ornament wreath and give it to my neighbors. I’m pretty pleased with 1) how it looks on their door and 2) the price.
The best part of this project is that I can’t emphasize enough how easy it is. You don’t need crafting skills to make it. Just dollar store supplies and a glue gun!
DIY Halloween Ornament Wreath
I was so excited to make this project, because I had a lot of the supplies on hand! I already had the black paint, the wreath form, the glue gun and glue sticks, and the Command strip. Even if you have to buy the wreath form and a glue gun (which Dollar Tree also has), it’s still going to be under ten bucks for this wreath.
There are four steps to making this Halloween ornament wreath. You’re going to paint the form, glue the ornaments, glue the garland, and then attach the final row of ornaments. Then your creation will be ready to hang!
Gather These Supplies
- Craft foam wreath form – 12″
- Halloween ornaments – 42
- Acrylic paint – black
- Halloween garland – 9 feet
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Command strip
Paint the Form
Paint the wreath form using black acrylic paint. You should only need one to two coats. Let dry completely before moving onto the next step.
Glue the Ornaments
After the paint is dry, you’re going to begin adding ornaments using your glue gun.
Heat up the glue gun. Place glue on one side of the ornament, then press directly onto the wreath form and hold for a few seconds.
Continue around the perimeter of the wreath, adding ornaments and spacing evenly so that they are visually spread out.
Once you’ve glued the ornaments around the outside of the form, you’re going to glue ornaments around the inside!
This is how your Halloween wreath will look in progress – you’ll see the interior ornaments aren’t spaced as closely as the outer ornaments because you won’t have the space. That’s okay!
Add the Garland
I got this black garland from Dollar Tree BUT it came with plastic skulls attached. You can keep whatever is hanging on your garland, but to turn it into something more basic, I cut off the skulls with scissors.
The garland is going to be your base for the final layer of ornaments. Begin by gluing the end down at a random spot on the front of the wreath form in the center.
Hot glue the garland around the form, sticking toward the inside on your first go around.
As you go around the form, place dabs of hot glue to keep the garland in place. Continue working your way around, and when you do the second round, stick to the outside.
You’re going to go around a total of three times, and on the third time, you’re going to stick to the outside. Don’t forget to put regular dabs of glue to secure the garland to the form.
This is how your Halloween ornament wreath is going to look at this point! One more step.
Attach the Final Ornaments
To finish you’re wreath, use the hot glue gun and glue Halloween ornaments directly down onto the garland. Work your way around the wreath, spacing evenly.
Leave the wreath to sit for about 20 minutes or so to make sure the glue is cool and hardened. Then add a loop to the back with an old piece of scrap ribbon and hot glue, or tie black yarn around it.
Place a Command Strip on the surface and hang! This Halloween wreath is going to be just fine outside as long as it’s under a covered area. Use it to decorate just about anywhere!
I think it’s so fun and I just love the eyeballs! While they might traditionally be considered a little spooky, just the sheer amount of glitter makes this a little more fabulous than anything else. And remember the best part of this wreath? It was inexpensive. Plus it’s good again next year. Happy making and let me know if you try it in the comments.
- Craft foam wreath form - 12"
- Halloween ornaments - 42
- Acrylic paint - black
- Halloween garland - 9 feet
- Command strip
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Paint the wreath form using black acrylic paint. Coat thoroughly and let dry.
- Hot glue ornaments around the inside of the wreath. Don't worry about them being too tight - just space them evenly.
- Repeat step 2 around the outside of the wreath as well. Space them as evenly as possible.
- If necessary, remove any extra embellishments from the black garland with scissors.
- Hot glue the garland around the front of the wreath form, wrapping it three times.
- Hot glue ornaments around the front of the wreath, directly onto the black garland.
- Attach a loop of scrap ribbon or yarn onto the back of the wreath form with the glue gun. Hang using the Command strip.
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