Halloween Mesh Wreath Ideas That Are Frighteningly Good!
Looking for some super-dope, super-spooky Halloween mesh wreath ideas to scare the pants off (or entertain) visitors? What’s the next big holiday I look forward to? Halloween!
Methinks I am waaay overdue for a good Halloween craft post; which is ironic because it is my favorite holiday! For one thing it’s a fall occasion and fall is my favorite season.
Two…the opportunity to snag a few chocolate bars (after the last trick-or-treater has dropped by for the evening of course) Three …lots of orange to see, and orange is my FAVORITE color!
I used to decorate a lot for Halloween; there are so many ideas to delve into; I must have covered them all, string lights, the cotton spider web with fake plastic spiders, candle holders and window hangings to name a few. Now it’s time to tackle front door wreaths, and how to make them spookier and more fun than ever with a few supplies!
Materials For DIY-ing Halloween Mesh Wreaths
Last year, for fun, I put together a festive fall wreath using a coat hanger base…that’s one way to do it, but I glued bundles of twigs all around which created a foundation to build up adornments around like ribbons and ornaments. Now I will be creating a Halloween themed wreath using mesh ribbon, which is going to need something more supportive, like one of those sectioned wire wreath bases.
Craft suppliers usually carry them or you can choose from here if you don’t have a store nearby. These kinds of wreath bases will make it easier to weave multiple bands of ribbon through.
Deco mesh ribbon, as it’s known as, is a great material to use as it’s flexible, sheer, and will allow for lots of layered, poofy effects. Look for a good Halloween color scheme, like orange, green, gold, purple, and black. Try to combine these colors for the most interesting look.
There are varying widths of ribbon, like one or two inch. You will most likely need more than one roll depending on your design idea of choice.
Craft scissors, glue, and wire will also come in handy. You may also need a hot glue gun to attach adornments, which may include miniature Halloween-themed decorations, toys, and other fun bric-a-brac.
Just for kicks, I picked up some fake eyeballs and “googly eyes” in addition to the other items, at the Dollar Tree. We’ll see where this goes! That is a 14″ wreath base, which is a good size to look for.
Great ornament ideas to add to your wreath include:
- Miniature pumpkins, skeletons, ghosts, etc.
- Monster finger puppets
- Mini black bats and/or cats
- Creepy eyeballs
- Fake candy (you could use real, but it might be tempting to pull off and eat…!😁 )
🎃 Now, for some fun ideas to inspire you! 🎃
🎃 Halloween Deco Mesh Wreath with Ball Ornaments
I was able to scour for some great examples of attractive wreaths that fit the occasion and look unique. I love this one here I found in which the designer interwove the mesh ribbons with cute appropriately themed ornaments.
The mesh is wrapped all around the perimeter of the wreath, and the ornaments could have been slipped under the ribbon, which works great as you won’t need glue (or much of it.)
The wreath top is topped off by a skeleton ornament – spooky! Because he dangles, the skeleton looks best attached to the top of the wreath. What do you think?
Here’s a Good Example I Saw…
I recently saw this wreath on display over at Home Depot…if you go to a store like that sometime in August or September, when the next upcoming season of decorations are hitting the floor early, which is the norm…you may find some inspiration for ideas just by looking around.
It’s probably NOT handmade but it’s a good example of the mesh ribbon in action combined with cute seasonal elements, like the sparkly purple balls.
🎃 Halloween Mesh Wreath – Spooky Spider!
Another beauty I found right here; I’ll bet this one took a good bit of work! I LOVE the spider in the middle, and how it was crafted to be the “focal point” of the wreath….a focal point is something that your eyes notice first that stands out, and complements the other parts of the project.
Most of the time with wreaths, the focal point is a big bow strategically placed on the top or bottom in the center.. Spoiler alert – In real life spiders scare the bejeezus out of me, but THIS one I like, never seen one done in cheetah print before!
Notice how a layer of mesh ribbon is wrapped around and another layer was added on top and fluffed out to look more interesting? and the use of ornaments and spooky skeleton adornments – home run. You can do something similar to that; you will need to use a hot glue gun or something like e6000 to attach small objects, try to follow a scattered pattern for interest.
🎃 Working on My Halloween Wreath…
I cut the ribbon into strips and tied them in between the sections of the base…I’m not used to weaving this much, but it’s essential to “cover yor base” well, pun intended. Go for a little it of layering with different colors, too, as it will create dimension and interest.
The more different colors (but stick to the fall and Halloween-esque color scheme…) you use, the more dope it will look! You’ll want to build out the first layer and then start with the next layer and keep alternating colors until you get the effect you want.
🎃 Another Way to DIY a Halloween Mesh Wreath
Combine multiple small wreaths together to create a really striking effect for your front door!
Don’t think you have to stick with the traditional round wreath shape if you’ve got something else in mind bouncing around in your mind that needs to take shape! I love what this gal did -she combined three smaller wreaths on top of each other and proceeded to wrap them with deco mesh, faux fall foliage and decorations.
Image credit: Image above courtesy of Erika021084
She proceeded to set it off with this adorable witch for the focal point…and ablaze with orange lights. Slam-dunk for creativity! The lights being used are battery-powered so nothing to worry about as far as being near an electrical outlet goes. The tutorial is on Instructables.com in case you’d like to check it out.
Well, what do you think…pretty scary, scary good Halloween wreath ideas huh? Here is mine at last…
I used four mini skeletons, five mini pumpkins (that also came off a previous project I saved), and some of the plastic fake eyeballs, which I attached by drilling tiny holes and running through with some wire . The important thing is whatever you use, try to make a consistent pattern with your objects like I did.
🎃 Happy crafting, and happy Halloween, from all of us at Create with Jennifer! 🎃
Me, I’m gonna relax and have some Almond Joys or Reeses and curl up with some popcorn and a Stephen King movie – my favorite tradition.
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