However you want to celebrate Halloween, get involved in decorating and draping your door in something special For a full-on porchscape, see our Halloween door decorations article.But what about if you want something a bit less full-on –spooktacular, but with more class alongside the Halloween horror?


We think these Halloween wreath ideas could be just the thing. We've got DIY Halloween wreath ideas galore alongside quick and easy buys without any DIY. Which is right for you? However you choose to celebrate it this year, we hope you have a very happy Halloween!

12 DIY Halloween wreath ideas

Feather Halloween wreath

Best for lovers of black goth glamour

DIY Halloween wreath ideas amazon

We love the sombre elegance of the black feather Halloween wreath. Make it a DIY Halloween wreath idea with this lovely tutorial from The Hedgecombers and black craft feathers, or just buy the completed version and save yourself the DIY drama.

Find the Halloween wreath on Amazon

Spider Halloween wreath

Best for upcycling yarn scraps

DIY halloween wreath ideas spiderwebbed

This Halloween wreath idea is a great choice if you have lots of odds and ends of leftover yarn or even stranded cotton that you want to use up. The spider is made using syrophome balls and pipe cleaners, but you could get the same effect using paper-mache-covered scrunched-up balls of newspaper – see our how to make a paper mache pumpkin for the technique.

Find the DIY Halloween wreath tutorial on Joanns

Paper bats Halloween wreath

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Best for paper crafters

This fantastic Halloween wreath was designed for Papercraft inspirations magazine issue 196. You can still find the templates for the shapes you need in Papercraft Inspirations 196 templates right here on Gathered.

Find the bat wreath tutorial on the Brother digital Halloween hub

Embroidery halloween wreath

Best for needleworkers

DIY Halloween wreath idea embroidery

The instructions and templates for this Halloween hoop project are available for you for free right here on Gathered, and it makes a great mini Halloween wreath on its own. Surround it with spooky foliage or even cut paper shapes for a bigger wreath.

Find the Halloween embroidery patterns on Gathered

Witch Halloween wreath kit

Halloween wreath ideas kit

This kit is great if you want a quick and easy DIY Halloween wreath with all the materials to hand. Look at the cute felt Witch's pals you get to make in this design!

Buy the Halloween Wreath kit from Etsy

Crochet Halloween wreath

Best for crocheters

DIY Halloween wreath ideas crochet

This free crochet pattern uses orange, black and cream yarn, but why not swap in the yarn you have already in your stash for a brilliant technicolour option? It would also be good for the Day of the Dead or any other fiesta celebration. Don't miss Gathered's own free crochet skull pattern too.

Find the DIY Halloween wreath idea on Joanns

Lace DIY Halloween wreath

Best for Tim Burton fans

Halloween wreath idea lace

There is something very Nightmare before Christmas about this brilliant DIY Halloween wreath idea from honeycomb home. All you need is a wire coat hanger and a long length of 6-inch-wide black lace. The wreath is decorated simply with a long hanging length of ribbon, but we think our free crochet bat pattern hanging in the centre would be a nice addition, too.

Find the DIY Halloween wreath idea on honeycomb home

Black Halloween wreath

Best for year round style

DIY Halloween wreath idea

Here's an understated DIY Halloween wreath idea from Better Homes and Gardens. They are spray painting a pre-made wreath, then decorating with fairy lights and craft embellishments made with craft write and beads. We think Gathered's bat plush pattern is a more helpful option to augment your wreath, as the spider featured on Better Homes and Gardens' DIY wreath is not really explained how to make it.

Find the Halloween wreath project on Better Homes and Gardens

Felt flower Halloween wreath

Best for flower loving crafters

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We love this simple idea for a DIY Halloween wreath. Rolled felt strips make perfect little roses, and, combined with a black bow and boo sentiment, this is one sweet DIY Halloween wreath. Why not add the central sentiment using Gathered's free Halloween printables?

Find theDIY Halloween wreath idea on Living Locurto

Corn husk Halloween wreath idea

Best for creative upcycling

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What do you have in abundance in October besides pumpkins? Corn on the cob! Put those corn husks to good use by drying, dip-dying and using as the base for your Halloween wreath. Upcycled and biodegradable spooky style!

Find the DIY wreath idea on Joanns

Fabrics for your Halloween wreath

If you are looking for Halloween fabrics to use in your Halloween wreath, take a look at our best halloween fabrics article.

Mystical Halloween fabric

Lollipop Halloween wreath

Best for trick or treaters

diy halloween wreath ideas lollipop

This DIY Halloween wreath is a decoration and treat dispenser in one! Each ball on the wreath is made from a fabric-covered lollipop, which makes it great for socially distanced treating, and you can use the fabric wrappings each year to reload and restock your Halloween wreath.

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Find the DIY Halloween wreath idea on Older Locavore

Kids Halloween wreath

Best for kids crafting

DIY Halloween wreath kids

Here's a Halloween wreath idea especially for the little ones. This kit from Baker Ross comes with three foam Halloween wreaths and a whole host of foam toppers and shapes to arrange and attach on top to create their own DIY Halloween wreath designs. Super simple and great for each member of the family to create their own designs.

Buy Halloween wreaths kits from Baker Ross

Personalise your Halloween home

It's brilliant to add personal style to your Halloween celebrations. Combine a handcrafted wreath with a specially careered jack-o-lantern pumpkin. Gathered can help you up-skill your carving to craft an advanced pumpkin design to accompany your door wreath for a spook-tacular porchscape!


Learn how to carve the perfect pumpkin

Watch our how to carve a pumpkin video


Hannah BellisKnitting Editor, Gathered

Hannah has worked on Gathered for 3 years, since our launch in 2019. At school Hannah learned to knit collaborating on dorcas blankets – now she edits our knitting section. She inherited her love of stitching and embroidery from her talented grandmother, and her passion for thread led her to be Editor of The World of Cross Stitching for six years. Card making is a more recent passion, developing from her position as editor of Cross Stitch Card Shop. She loves using kinetic techniques to make cards that move – she was editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine for over four years, creating loads of card making video tutorials at

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