Halloween Wreath Tutorial For Front Door

halloween wreath

Sheet music makes perfect crafting paper. The pages are detailed from top to bottom, and they tend to be a little thicker than regular paper.  The next time you’re in an antique store and see a dusty old box of it, go ahead and grab a stack. I’ve got just the project you can use it for, and just in time for Halloween! Make a door wreath for your front door this Halloween season!



sheet music book

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Sheet music
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • A small piece of scrap cardboard (I used an empty box of light bulbs)
  • Halloween spider embellishments that can be found with seasonal craft supplies at any Hobby Lobby store.  If you can’t find these, grab a bag of those cheap spider rings and cut the ring part off the back.
  • 1 or 2 buttons (preferably black, orange, or even deep purple in order to stick to the Halloween theme)
  • Ribbon

sheet music

Begin by cutting your sheet music into rectangular pieces.  You will need 7 pages cut in half for a wreath 15 inches in diameter.  If you would like to go smaller like the one depicted above then you will need 14 9cm x 6cm pieces for a mini wreath about 6 inches in diameter.

roll into a cone

Roll the paper into a cone.  Start with one corner and curl it in at a 45 degree angle. Make sure the bottom tip is tight.  Use a very small dot of hot glue to secure the corner. Repeat this step.

glue them together

Once you have two or three cones you can begin to glue them together by using a very thin line of hot glue along the sides. Try to secure them down towards the bottom of the cone, laying each cone so the tip or ‘V’ at the top is laying flat on your work area. Be careful not to use too much glue here because it will show in your final product.

full circle

Continue to construct the cones and glue them until you have a full circle. 

cut circle

Next, cut a small piece of cardboard in the shape of a circle and glue it to the bottom of your wreath. This will help keep it sturdy. Lay the wreath flat on the cardboard side after attaching it and allow the glue to cool.


Cut your ribbon the desired length for how low you would like it to hang. Use two small dots of glue placed side by side to attach your ribbon.


Now gather your embellishments.  I used a combination of old and new buttons, and a felt spider from a pack I found at Hobby Lobby.  I like how the spider gives the wreath a web effect. Gently glue on your embellishments. You will want to make sure they are on securely but also be careful not to dent your cones in the process.

halloween wreath

Once your glue has cooled and hardened your wreath is ready to be hung. 



Happy Haunting! 



97 FREE Geeky Halloween Stencils

Here are some awesome free geek-inspired Halloween stencils that are sure to be a hit this year!

97 FREE Geeky Halloween Stencils

30 Geeky Pumpkin Stencils

A lot to choose from here! They have Star Wars, Dr. Who, Star Trek, Angry Birds, Pokemon, Mario and Gangnam Style to just name a few.

47 More Geek-Inspired Stencils

Check out these Halloween stencils of Marvel Comics, The Walking Dead, Hunger Games, Twilight, True Blood, Harry Potter and more!

20 Random Stencils

There are a lot to choose from here, such as Apple (as in the company,) Tinkerbell, KFC, Gary Coleman and Transformers.

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5 Things to Give Instead of Halloween Candy

One of kid’s favorite things about Halloween is the candy they collect while trick or treating. But what if you want to give something healthier or just don’t want to give out edibles at all? You do have other options! If you want to know what to give instead of Halloween candy, then keep reading.5 Things To Give Instead of Halloween Candy

Dollar Store Items

I just love the Dollar Store and you can get all kinds of neat little items for a low price! Little bags of trinkets and toys, balloons and I have even seen little puzzles at Dollar Tree. These would all make great Halloween candy alternatives.


Give the love of reading this Halloween. Seriously, this is a great idea… instead of giving Halloween candy, grab some books from a garage sale, thrift store or even Dollar Tree. Then hand them out to trick or treaters instead of giving them sugary candy.  

Packaged Baked Goods

Normally I would prefer to give kids homemade baked goods because they are healthier, but if you give them to kids who come to your door, chances are they will get thrown out for safety reasons. Pick up a box of blueberry muffins or another type of baked good. Make sure that they come individually wrapped. This makes a great alternative to candy, but it is still yummy!


You don’t want to empty your entire wallet to kids on Halloween, but I remember as a kid an elderly neighbor gave us change rather than candy. Even though it was just a little bit, I still got excited. What kid doesn’t like money?!

Coloring Sheets & Crayons

You can pick up crayons at the Dollar Store and you can print off some free coloring sheets. Just take a rubber band and wrap it around two or three crayons, then hand them out with the coloring sheets. There are tons of them available on the Internet!

There are so many different things to give besides Halloween candy and they are also items that kids will actually like! Do you have any things you would add to this list?