This easy to make DIY vintage Halloween wreath is perfect for any whimsical display, whether it’s on the porch or in your home.
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I love a good theme. This year most of my home is decorated with skeletons…an ode to pirates if you will. However I’ve experienced a bit of decorating schizophrenia and whimsical vintage designs have started to pop up around the house. I firmly blame a single trip to Michael’s (shakes fist in air).
First I made this super simple vintage Halloween wreath, then I moved on to decorate my mantel with a few vintage inspired pieces. At this point, it’s pretty safe to say that the only theme present this year is HALLOWEEN. And hey, I love Halloween so I don’t mind one bit!
Vintage Halloween Wreath
I am going to be honest after a solid year of grapevine wreath success, I’ve been a bit hesitant to branch out and use other wreath forms. I have been telling myself for months I need to work with other supplies if only to prove to myself that I could do it. When I saw Michael’s cute vintage Halloween figures I decided it was time to give styrofoam another go…
To recreate this vintage Halloween wreath you will need:
- styrofoam wreath form
- 1.5″ black polka dot ribbon (two four yard spools)
- vintage Halloween figure
- paper mache numbers 3 + 1
- DecoArt Bright Orange paint
- Mod Podge
- extra fine orange glitter
- hot glue gun + glue
How to make a vintage Halloween wreath:
- Place your styrofoam wreath on a flat work surface. Remove any tags.
- Using 1.5″ ribbon, wrap the styrofoam wreath form making sure that the ribbon overlaps just slightly and the wreath form doesn’t show through. Secure the ends of the ribbon to the styrofoam using the low temperature on the hot glue gun.
- Secure the vintage Halloween figure to the wreath form using hot glue.
Note: I used wire cutters to remove the feet/base from the figure I bought at Michael’s. I added a bit of glue to the metal legs and pushed them right into the foam.
- Paint the paper mache numbers with bright orange craft paint and allow to dry (this only takes about five minutes).
- Coat the numbers with a light layer of Mod Podge and then sprinkle with extra fine orange glitter.
- Secure the paper mache numbers to the wreath form using hot glue.
- Tie the remaining polka dot ribbon to the top of the wreath. Make sure to create a loop you can hang the wreath with.
Done! This wreath only took about 30 minutes to create and I’ve loved having it hang in my entryway! It’s a fun pop of color to an otherwise neutral space.