A Halloween Candy Wreath will be the perfect Halloween inspired outdoor decor for your home. It’s easy to make.
Orange tulle is tied around a wreath frame, with a classic pumpkin candy bucket, spooky creatures like spiders and rats are attached all over the wreath, with candy boxes coming out of the pumpkin bucket.
This wreath will be the highlight of your outdoor décor this fall!
This is a fun budget-friendly craft that will really help your home stand out this fall.
In a little less than an hour, you’ll have a bright orange, spooky, wreath that looks like it is bursting with candy, ready to decorate your home!
HOW TO MAKE A HALLOWEEN CANDY WREATH
Orange tulle is tied around a wreath frame, with a pumpkin candy bucket, fake creatures like spiders attached to the wreath, and candy boxes coming out of the bucket.
Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific supplies and detailed instructions in the printable tutorial at the bottom of this post.
TOOLS NEEDED TO MAKE A HALLOWEEN CANDY WREATH
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SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE A HALLOWEEN CANDY WREATH
This quick and easy Halloween Candy Wreath uses easy to find supplies to create a fun wreath for your door or wall that your family will love.
All you need is:
- wire floral frame
- orange tulle ribbon
- candy pumpkin bucket
- empty candy boxes
- fake rats, bats, snakes, or bugs
- black ribbon
HOW TO MAKE A HALLOWEEN CANDY WREATH
Using a hot glue gun makes this craft come together easily.
You simply take the pieces of tulle and tie them onto the wreath, the secure your pumpkin, glue your creatures in place, and then finish with gluing your candy boxes.
In less than an hour, you’ll have a Halloween wreath that you can use every Halloween season!
The instructions look long but trust me, it’s really easy to make this Halloween inspired wreath.
You simply take the orange tulle ribbon and cut 20-30 24-inch long sections.
Next, take one section at a time and fold it in half and place it under the wreath frame.
Now you have two loose ends and one end with a loop.
Now take the two loose ends and thread it through the loop!
See how easy that is!
Make sure to pull the tulle tight and repeat these steps until the entire wreath is covered in tulle.
I chose to just utilize the inner three tines of the wreath frame so that the final outer tine would help support the tulle ribbons and keep them from curling behind the wreath.
After you are all done placing the tulle on the wreath frame, trim the edges to create a circle.
Next, take your pumpkin candy bucket and cut off the handle.
Take two pieces of black ribbon and thread it through each handle hole in the pumpkin, then hot glue the ribbon to wreath frame and hot glue the ribbon inside of the pumpkin making sure it is all center.
I wanted it to be a little lower than the center so that the candy boxes could have more room to be on display.
Think about the way you would like your candy bucket to be positioned with respect to the wall or door.
I wanted most of the pumpkin to stick out from the wreath, so I used tin snips to remove ⅓ of the back of the pumpkin bucket.
Next is the fun part!
Decorate your wreath with the spiders, rats etc.
Hot glue the fake rats, snakes, and whatnot in place on the wreath.
I even cut one of the rats in half and positioned it to look like it was “coming out” of the pumpkin’s mouth.
Place the large candy boxes against the wreath (not the pumpkin) and hot glue them in place to look like they are coming out of the pumpkin.
Add the small candy boxes, as desired, and enjoy!
HALLOWEEN CANDY WREATH TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made a Halloween Candy Wreath, don’t worry!
Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.
If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE A CANDY WREATH?
There’s a lot of cutting and attaching tulle to the wreath for this craft but it’s all worth it in the end.
This Halloween Candy Wreath takes approximately 48 minutes. TOTAL.
- About 15 minutes to cut all of the tulles
- Close to 20 minutes to wrap the wreath in tulle
- Around 5 minutes to attach the pumpkin bucket
- 5 minutes to hot glue gun all of the spooky creatures to the wreath
- 3 minutes to attach the empty candy boxes
WHERE WILL I FIND ALL OF THE CRAFT SUPPLIES?
Some of the supplies like the fake rats, spiders etc, and the pumpkin candy bucket you can easily find at your local dollar store.
The tulle, black ribbon, wreath frame, you can find at your local arts and crafts store or through Amazon.
WHAT OTHER CRAFTS GO WELL WITH THIS HALLOWEEN CANDY WREATH?
A Halloween Candy Wreath goes well with a wide variety of outdoor Halloween inspired decor.
Some of my personal favorites include:
- Painted or Craved Pumpkins
- A Life-Size Scarecrow Sitting on a Chair
- Fake Spider Webs
- Ghosts made out of Bedsheets
- Bat Decorations
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS HALLOWEEN WREATH?
This simple Halloween Candy Wreath not only looks great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try adding black tulle ribbon so it’s black and orange, fake spider web, and dried leaves.
HALLOWEEN CANDY WREATH TUTORIAL
Halloween Candy Wreath
- Wire Floral Frame
- Orange Tulle Ribbon
- Candy Pumpkin Bucket
- Empty Candy Boxes (3 Large and 4-5 Small)
- Fake Rats, Bats, Snakes or Bugs
- Black Ribbon
- Cut 20-30 24-inch long sections of orange tulle ribbon. Working one at a time, fold the section of ribbon in half, place it under the wreath frame, then thread the two loose ends of the ribbon section through the loop created by folding it in half. Pull this tight and repeat until the entire wreath is covered. I chose to just utilize the inner three tines of the wreath frame so that the final outer tine would help support the tulle ribbons and keep them from curling behind the wreath.
- Trim the edges of the tulle ribbon sections to be equidistant from the wreath frame to form a perfect (mostly) circle.
- Cut off the handle from the candy bucket.
- Thread a length of black ribbon through each of the handle holes in the pumpkin, then affix those to the wire wreath frame and position the ribbons to hold the pumpkin where you’d like it to be vertically within the wreath center. I wanted it to be a little lower than the center so that the candy could sit up proud of the pumpkin’s edge. Tie the ribbon tight.
- Inspect the way you’d like your candy bucket to be positioned with respect to the wall. I wanted most of the pumpkin to stick out from the wreath, so I then used the tin snips to cut off the back ⅓ of the pumpkin bucket.
- Hot glue the fake rats and snakes and whatnot in place on the wreath. I even cut one of the rats in half and positioned it to be “come out” of the pumpkin’s mouth.
- Place the large candy boxes against the wreath (not the pumpkin) and hot glue them in place to look like they’re coming out of the pumpkin. Add the small candy boxes, as desired, and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this craft as much as my family does!
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