Create this quick and easy Halloween wreath with materials found in your backyard. Add spookiness with stretched spider web and crawly plastic spiders.

By BH&G Holiday Editors
Updated October 04, 2019

This spooky spider-inspired look is an easy way to decorate for Halloween on a budget. Instead of letting sticks clutter your yard, collect and arrange them into a fun Halloween wreath idea that costs less than $5 to make. We used cut sticks, faux spider webs, and plastic spiders to add texture to the wreath. This DIY Halloween decoration uses leftover cardboard from around your house to craft an inexpensive wreath base. Finish your handmade wreath with a piece of black ribbon and hang it on your front door with a removable hook—it's the perfect way to welcome trick-or-treaters!

How to Make a Spooky Halloween Wreath

Supplies Needed

  • Twigs
  • Plastic Spider
  • Faux spider webbing
  • Cardboard
  • Crafting Knife
  • Pencil
  • Cup or bowl
  • Garden shears
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon or twine

Step-by-Step Directions

With a few supplies and these how-to instructions, you can create your own cheap Halloween wreath. Hang your wreath with a black ribbon.

Step 1: Create Wreath Form

Use a bowl to cut and trace a cardboard circle approximately 9 inches in diameter. Cut out the center of the cardboard using a smaller bowl as a tracing guide. Adjust circle sizes for a larger or smaller wreath, keeping in mind that attaching the sticks will add several inches in diameter. The circle doesn't need to be perfect. The sticks will hide any uneven edges.

Step 2: Attach Sticks

Collect sticks in various sizes and thicknesses. Cut them down to lengths varying from 3 inches to 12 inches long. Begin gluing sticks around the cardboard circle. Layer sticks with different shapes and sizes to create contrast.

Step 3: Add Ribbon

Finish attaching the arrangement of sticks, leaving a small gap for the ribbon. Tie ribbon or twine around the cardboard circle to create a hanging loop. We used an inexpensive black grosgrain ribbon.

Step 4: Stretch Spider Web

Stretch faux spider webbing in a thin layer over the sticks, adding more webbing to areas where the cardboard shows through. Secure the webbing with a dab of hot glue if necessary.

Step 5: Add Spiders

Tuck plastic spiders or other critters into the web for a spooky finishing touch. Try adding other creepy critters to the wreath. Attach faux worms, mice, or birds to the wreath with hot glue. Hang your finished spooky Halloween wreath on your door with a hook or nail.


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