This Halloween, it's not the the candy but its packaging that's the real treat. Turn empty candy boxes into a wreath that will welcome trick-or-treaters in style. All you need are a wreath base, boxes from your favorite treats, and a glue gun to bring this easy DIY idea to life.

By Megan Hoeppner
Updated November 09, 2017

It doesn't take much to add color and personality to your front door this Halloween. All you need is a blank wreath base, an assortment of colorful candy boxes, and a hot glue gun to make this quick and easy DIY wreath.

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What You'll Need:

  • Blank cardboard wreath base
  • Assorted candy boxes
  • Hot glue gun

Step 1: Eat the Candy!

This is easily the most fun step of this project. Empty those candy boxes. You can either dump their contents into another container or get to snacking. Either way, you want empty boxes for this craft. Once your boxes are empty use a strong adhesive such as a hot glue gun to glue them shut.

Choose colorful candy boxes that work well together. We like a mix of bright colors like orange, red, and purple. It also works best when the boxes are similar sizes. 

Step 2: Position Your Boxes

Play with the placement of the empty candy boxes around your wreath base until you're happy with the overall look. Glue the first layer and then place additional boxes on top.

For the most texture, overlap boxes by both length and width. Add another pop of color with a bright ribbon. Simply hang between the boxes so that it lays evenly. 

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