Monday, October 6, 2014

Halloween Wreath with Tutorial

Halloween is 25 days away! EEEEeeeekkkkk! I love Halloween! I've had my Halloween decorations up since the middle of September. My husband isn't really a fan of early decorating but if I'm going to go to all the work of decorating I want it enjoy it for more than a few days. This week on the blog everything will be all about Halloween. I'm giddy about it, really.

I have a love/hate relationship with wreaths (and other stuff) hanging on my front door. I love how it looks but I hate how it beats on my door when the wind blows. I live in rural Idaho so the wind blows....pretty much all the time. Most wreaths and things I hang on my door I end up taking down because its more of a windsock than a wreath.
When I was browsing Pinterest the other day I found an adorable Halloween wreath/frame and decided that I was going to make it my own and make a Halloween wreath for my front door.This is the easiest/least expensive thing I've ever made or bought to hang on my front door.

I spent a total of $4.99 (+tax) on this project. Here's what I bought:
Frame $2.99 (Thrift Store)
Spider $1.00 (Dollar Tree)
Twine $1.00 (Target Dollar Spot)
Total= $4.99 (YAY!)

There were some items I gathered from my garage:
Spray paint (optional)
Glue gun (and glue sticks)
 When I was shopping for a frame I looked for one that was really thick and heavy. My hubby was helping me out and painted it before I got a "before" photo. It was just a dark brown stained frame. After he painted it I took a piece of sandpaper and distressed it a little bit to show some of the decorative carving around the edge.
Then I turned it over and started gluing the twine to the back of the frame with a glue gun. I glued 5 pieces of twine to the back of the frame. *TIP: glue one end of the twine and then let it dry before gluing the other end to the other side of the frame. By doing that you can pull the twine a little tighter so your web won't sag.
Then I tied the twine (still attached to the spool) where all the pieces of twine intersected.
I just kept going around in a circle weaving over and under each piece of twine. When a piece of twine intersected with another I put a small dot of glue between the pieces of twine.
I glued (I used LOTS of glue) the spider to the twine and the frame.
The last thing I did was glue felt to the back of the frame so it didn't scratch the door when the door gets slammed or when the wind blows really hard. This project took me less than an hour to finish (not including paint drying time).
It's an easy cheap Halloween decoration.
 Here's the blog post I found on Pinterest (Craftaholics Anonymous Spider Web Frame)
Halloween Wreath Tutorial, Easy Halloween Wreath, Spider Web wreath,
What ideas do you have for inexpensive/cute wreaths to hang on your front door? I need something for Thanksgiving and Christmas.


  1. Fabulous project idea! I love that you could do it so economically and repurposed an old frame. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. You're welcome Jenny! I'm so glad this project inspired you! Thanks for stopping by today! <3

  2. This is so cute, and I love how affordable it is!

  3. This is so cute! I think I'll have to make this! I found you on the Weekend Retreat Link Party - check my blog out at

  4. Just made this with 3 of my friends. All four of us did slight variations. We found that tying the string for the web was easier and more effective than gluing (still glued the cross strings to the edges). They all turned out great and we had a blast! Thanks for sharing!