A Halloween duct tape wreath that’s scary-easy to make

I think you know by now how much I love an easy craft. As in, can I make it in an hour or less? That’s one reason why duct tape crafts have become a favorite of mine. It all started with my Tie-Dye Duct Tape Wreaths this past summer. When I saw the Halloween duct tape, my wheels started to turn. Remember the Duct Tape Halloween Topiaries from a few weeks ago? Today, I’m sharing my Halloween Duct Tape Wreath.

easy Halloween duct tape wreath

Duct Tape Halloween Wreath

I love purple for Halloween, and the goofy spider print really sold me. (We decorate a lot with Halloween spiders at my house). When I saw the equally goofy, glittered spiders and spider web ribbon at Michaels, I had all the inspiration I needed. If you don’t yet have your Halloween wreath, this is one you should definitely try.

easy Halloween duct tape crafts like a duct tape wreath

I found these spiders more goofy than creepy.

(After you make your wreath, you’re going to have narrow strips of duct tape leftover. Don’t throw these out – wrap them around balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam to create Duct Tape Deco Spheres. You get two projects out of one – ya gotta love that!  )

To make a Halloween Duct Tape Wreath, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 12” wreath
  • Duct tape, one roll in your favorite Halloween pattern (mine was Duck Brand from Manco)
  • Glittered spiders (I used a large black spider, and two purple and two black smaller spiders)
  • Straight pins
  • Spider webbing
  • Spider web ribbon
  • Low-temp glue gun & glue sticks
  • Tools needed: Scissors; wire knippers

To make a Halloween Duct Tape Wreath:

1. Tear off a 36” or so length of duct tape. Then, you need to tear this strip into two strips, with one strip measuring  1- 1/8” – 1-1/4” wide. (Precision is not necessary, you’ll find the duct tape very forgiving.) Be careful your two strips don’t tangle, and carefully put aside the narrow strip for a future use (like the Duct Tape Deco Spheres).

easy duct tape craft ideas

It’s easy to tear duct tape. You’ll wrap the wider, 1-1/8″ – 1-1/4″ strip around your wreath. (Note: this photos is somewhat misleading, as you’ll be working with a long strip you’ve already torn off the roll.)

2. Pin the wider duct tape strip to the back of the wreath and wrap the strip round & round the wreath, slightly overlapping with each pass. Pin the other end of the strip to the back of the wreath, and trim any extra tape. Repeat, wrapping the wreath with strips of duct tape till it’s covered.

how to make easy Halloween duct tape crafts

No glue needed – just pin the start of each strip to the back of the wreath and wrap & roll.

3. Loop a 14” length of ribbon through the wreath, and knot the ends together.

DIY a duct tape Halloween wreath

My wreath is wrapped and ready for decorating. I ended up not using the gray Creepy Cloth you see here — I didn’t think it contrasted enough with the wreath and spiders.

4. Stretch a small amount of spider webbing across the wreath, pinning and spot gluing to hold it in place. (At first, I thought I would use Creepy Cloth, a gray, open weave fabric that’s great for Halloween decorating. But there wasn’t enough contrast, so I put it aside in favor of the spider webbing.)

craft ideas for spider print Halloween duct tape

Stretch a small amount of spider webbing around the wreath, pining and spot gluing in place.

5. Carefully remove the wire clips from the spiders (yours might not have these). Glue the spiders to the wreath and the webbing.

6. Hang and enjoy.

easy, dollar store Halloween wreath

Last year, I used the creepy cloth to make my Creepy Crawlie Halloween Wreath.

Here’s another easy Halloween wreath idea – my Creepy Crawlie Halloween Wreath from last year. You’ll see that I used Creepy Cloth on this easy wreath (I purchased the Creepy Cloth and the colorful, creepy crawlie critters at a dollar store).

halloween decorating ideas

EEK! My house is infested with furry arachnids.

Speaking of creepy critters, arachnophobia sufferers, beware! This time of year, my house is overrun with a lot of ginormous, hairy arachnids, like this one. How do you decorate your house? Do you have a theme? Do you go all out? Or do you have a collection of eclectic favorites you’ve gathered through the years?

Happy crafting!   Sharon


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7 Responses to A Halloween duct tape wreath that’s scary-easy to make

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  2. Wanda says:

    A group of ladies are going to make some duct tape Halloween wreaths and pumpkins, should be fun!

  3. sarah says:

    Wow you have lots of great ideas

  4. jenclair says:

    🙂 Just discovered your blog and am getting so many great ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

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