In less than 30 minutes you can have a DIY Halloween wreath that will put others to shame. It’s so simple – only four steps.
Halloween is just around the corner and I wanted to get started on a couple projects for the house early. My first project was a cupcake liner Halloween wreath!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate around. I try not to go too spooky since I have three little boys. But I do add some spiders and bats around the house (maybe even a skull or two). I wanted to make a new cupcake liner wreath, last year I attempted my first and I LOVED it.
Make a DIY Halloween Wreath
Gather These Supplies
I rounded up all my materials. A couple months ago I found these awesome polka dot cupcake liners for $1.00 each and I knew exactly what I wanted to use them for. The hard part was waiting until Halloween to use them.
Let’s get crafting, shall we?
Step 1 – Add Cupcake Liners
Flip a cupcake liner inside out, and then put a push pin through the middle. Fold up the sides of the liner and place it into the foam wreath.
Repeat, randomly placing the liners into the wreath form with pins. Do this until the wreath is about half full.
Step 2 – Add Glittered Cupcake Liners
I also wanted to add glitter to the edges of some of the cupcake liners. I filled a bowl with some Mod Podge and another with glitter.
I gently placed the edge into the Mod Podge and then into the glitter. Since the Mod Podge dries pretty fast I only needed to let them dry for about 10 minutes.
I flipped them inside out as well. Then I stared working my way around the whole wreath, mixing the glittered and non glittered cupcake liners.
Step 3 – Add Your Ribbon
I left a little space to add my ribbon using some more push pins. Then I started adding my liners over top of the ribbon filling in any bare spots.
Step 4 – Add Spooky Spider
I wanted to add something extra to this wreath. I already had some spiders on hand that I got from the Dollar Tree. I covered the entire spider with my “trusty” Mod Podge then added some extra fine gold glitter.
I knew the spider wouldn’t stay on if I just glued it to the cupcake liners. So I added a little glue to the inside of the spider and then placed a small piece of foam on top.
Once the glue was dry I used a wooden skewer and placed it into the foam, then placed my spider on the wreath!!
Ok, I think this DIY Halloween wreath is pretty cool!! Don’t you??!! I love how the glitter turned out, I’m so glad I decided to use it. Plus I think that spider is a perfect touch.
On a side note I did try only using glittered cupcake liners, but it was a little much. My motto has always been go big or go home. But It was too big, so I went small and I’m so glad I did.
This Halloween wreath looks perfect on my entertainment center. I added a couple more spooky touches to the area and now I’m one step closer to finishing my Halloween decor early.
One of my favorite parts of this Halloween craft is that it’s a pretty inexpensive project. I usually find my packs of cupcake liners on sale for $1.00 each.
Each package has 100 liners and I always use about 300 liners for my wreaths. Not too bad for a holiday wreath! Way cheaper then going out and buying one new.
- Mod Podge Matte
- Foam Wreath
- Push Pins
- Cupcake Liners
- Fake Spider
- Craft Glue
- Wreath Hanger
- Flip a cupcake liner inside out, and then put a push pin through the middle. Fold up the sides of the liner and place it into the foam wreath.
- Repeat, randomly placing the liners into the wreath form with pins. Do this until the wreath is about half full.
- To add glitter to some of the cupcake liners, fill a bowl with Mod Podge and a bowl with glitter. Place some of the liners' edges into the Mod Podge and then into the glitter. Set aside to dry.
- Once dry, continue to add the liners to the wreath with pins until you've filled out the wreath. Leave a little space at the top to add the ribbon.
- Add ribbon with some push pins, then add liners over the top to fill in bare spots.
- Cover the fake spider in Mod Podge. Sprinkle glitter over the top and let dry. Touch up any areas with Mod Podge and glitter.
- Let the spider dry completely, then glue a piece of foam inside. Use the foam to pin the spider to the wreath form (so that it stays on).
- Hang the wreath using a wreath hanger.
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