Not-So-Spooky Halloween Wreath You Can Easily Make

When store aisles are bursting with Halloween decorations, the choices can be daunting - or should I say haunting!  By deciding to make some of your decorations, you can save money and put recyclables to good use. This DIY wreath is a project the kids can help with and it is sure to be everyone's favorite Halloween decoration.

DIY Halloween wreath - Preschool Toolkit

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Not too scary looking is it? And the process for making it isn't scary at all! Only a few materials are required and the project is fun to do.

Preschool Toolkit - DIY Halloween wreath

  • cardboard circle
  • black paint
  • paint brush
  • door screening


This circle measures 11 inches (28 cm) in diameter with a 6 inch (15 cm) inside diameter circle.

Screening is left over from a screen door repair kit. You can probably use any fabric with a bit of stiffness to it.



1. Paint the cardboard circle with black craft paint and allow to dry.

2. Cut screening in a strip 2 inches (5 cm) wide. The length you need will depend on the size of the cardboard circle you start with. Since we trimmed the excess screening from around the door I had  a very long piece to work with. One long piece isn't essential - you can join shorter pieces together as you make the wreath.



Preschool Toolkit - DIY Halloween wreath


Here is a description of how the screening will be applied to the wreath.

Roll a portion of the fabric over 2 inches (5 cm) as shown in the photo, then roll a second piece, and so on. The second fold should overlap the first, leaving at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of the first fold exposed.



Preschool Toolkit - DIY Halloween wreath


3. Staple the first fold you make in the screening to the cardboard base. Roll the second fold onto the first as shown previously and staple in place. Continue with this procedure until the frame is covered.

4. Touch up any visible staples with black paint.



Preschool Toolkit - DIY Halloween wreath

4. Complete the wreath with added touches.

  • Make a bow with some of the screening.
  • Cut a pumpkin from glitter foam craft sheet.
  • Add felt ghosts or jack-o-lanterns.


wreath with pumpkins easy to make for Halloween decor

This project isn't so scary after all is it? Kids can even help paint the wreath and add the decorations.

You'll reuse some items that might otherwise go to the landfill and end up with a fabulous Halloween decoration you can proudly display inside or outside your home or classroom.


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Happy Halloween!    

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