I personally struggle trying to get my little pumpkin off of her iPad. I am constantly buying kid crafts at Target’s Dollar Spot, Dollar Tree, and Amazon. However, they only keep her focus briefly before she is back to lounging on the floor next to the nearest outlet so that her precious device doesn’t get below her ideal charge. Therefore, when I stumbled across this DIY wreath made with 100% of the supplies from Dollar Tree, I knew I had to share it with the world. Follow these ten easy steps for a Halloween kid craft that will keep your boo crew entertained for hours.
Step 1: Gather and open all of your supplies.
- 3 spools black decorative mesh
3 spools purple decorative mesh
3 spools orange decorative mesh
2 ⅝” 12-foot roll purple glitter ribbon
2 ⅝” 12-foot roll orange glitter ribbon
2 2.5” 9-foot roll wide-edge decorative ribbon of choice
1 package of tinsel stems (pipe cleaners)
1 14” wreath ring
1 dual pack of large glitter spiders
1 six-pack of small glitter spiders (not pictured)
Decorative sign of choice to use as your centerpiece. I have two pictured so that we had options.
Hot glue gun
Step 2: Fold the pipe cleaners in half and cut.
Step 3: Cut the tulle, approximately 4”.
Step 4: Cut the ribbon approximately 6″. Make triangles at the end of the wider ribbon. Cut diagonals at the ends of the glitter ribbon.
Step 5: Take three pieces of tulle with one piece of ribbon. Roll the three pieces of tulle into a curl. It should start naturally curling up anyway. You are just tightening the three curls individually. Pinch them together with a piece of ribbon on top. Fasten together tightly with a pipe cleaner.
Step 6: After you have all of the individual pieces tightened, you are ready to arrange them on your wreath. I like to keep them in the same pattern. I fit 10 bundles per section. There are six sections on the wreath ring.
Step 7: Now that your wreath looks complete, add the finishing touches. Go through and make sure that all of the ribbon is showing. Some of it probably got tucked into the tulle rolls when fastening them to the wreath frame.
Step 8: Use a hot glue gun or pipe cleaners to add on any additional pieces. I used glitter spiders and cut apart a sign, choosing to keep the “Trick-or-Treat” portion as the centerpiece for this particular wreath.
Step 9: Find the perfect place to hang your new wreath. I used zip ties to fasten mine to the metal frame decoration on my front door.
Step 10: Run back to Dollar Tree to repeat the process in Thanksgiving and Christmas color schemes.
Our Halloween Dollar Tree wreath left our family feeling Fa-BOO-lous. My daughter is already planning this kid craft in upcoming holiday colors.
The artist is not a special kind of person; rather, each person is a special kind of artist. –Ananda Coomaraswamy
For additional kid crafts and for finding your kid’s entrepreneur spirit, please check out the following blogs:
- 20 Indoor Crafts and Activities for Kids by Kelly Mock
- Kidpreneurs: Helping Your Kids Find Their Entrepreneurial Spirit by Christine Bachman