Add a warm and cozy touch to your front door with a handmade yarn ball wreath. You'll need: skeins of yarn in 3 to 5 different shades of the same color; hot glue gun; hot glue sticks; foam spheres in three different sizes; wire wreath form; scissors.
Give a plastic skeleton a fresh take on the afterlife as a minimalist wreath. Disassemble the skeleton by removing the thread, wire or string used to hold the pieces together. Next, attach bones to a wire wreath form using craft wire, overlapping and interlacing the bones. As a creepy finishing touch, wire the skull to the wreath's bottom so its sockets are approximately eye-level with trick-or-treaters.
Embrace a bit of the macabre with an iron shackle wreath. Search online or at local antique/thrift stores for authentic iron or steel shackles. Pick up a twig or grapevine wreath from the craft store, then wrap and drape the chain around it. Adorn the wreath with a faux black crow or raven for an added eerie touch.
Give arachnophobes the heebie-jeebies with a spider's nest wreath made with bunched gauze, ribbon and plastic spiders. First, loosely wrap a spool of pure white medical gauze (or cheesecloth) around a foam wreath form until completely covered. Next, attach a few plastic spiders to one side of the wreath with craft or hot glue. Hang the wreath with a black velvet bow looped through the top. For an added gruesome touch, glue on a pair of skeletal hands.
Year after year, colored twinkle light bulbs are certain to burn out. Instead of tossing them, collect them for decorating wreath forms. Adding hot glue to the backs of discarded red bulbs, then using them to decorate the front of the wreath created an all red wreath.
Dress up interior doors with small button wreaths. These beauties are made using a small, flat wreath form, colorful ribbon, assorted buttons, crafting bells and felt. First, wrap the wreath form with ribbon, securing the end in place with hot glue. Create a hanger with a 20-inch strand of ribbon tied along the back. Once secured in place, layer buttons to the front and sides of the wreath with hot glue. Add one more layer of decoration with holly made from cut felt and decorative bells.