Grab a hula hoop and make this Spooky Mansion Wreath for Halloween!
This fun wreath was made with dollar tree items and mostly things I had around the house.
I primarily used plastic supplies because I wanted to make an outdoor decoration I could reuse next year! I do have to warn you, that not all plastic pocket folders are the same. The plastic folder I planned to use for this craft was thick and too difficult to cut, so I bought a lighter-weight one.
To make things as easy as possible, I recommend cutting the spooky mansion template out with scissors around the edges, then tackling the windows and door with an X-Acto knife.
See more info in the instructions below…but let’s just say an adult should do the cutting. An alternate option would be to use cardboard or poster board and hang your wreath indoors.
I really love how this Spooky Mansion Wreath came out and it looks so cute on my porch!
To get started on this craft, check out the photos and easy how-tos below.
- A hula hoop (I used a small kid-sized one)
- A plastic disposable table cloth
- Faux Halloween flowers
- A lightweight 9″x 12″ black plastic folder (or black poster board)
- A milk jug or water jug (opaque)
- Black string
- Black permanent marker
- Clear scotch tape
- Hole punch
- A sharp precision knife (X-Acto knife)
- A hot glue gun
- A print out of the Spooky Mansion Template
- Ribbon or a premade bow, sign, or any other decorations you’d like to add
How to Make a Spooky Mansion Wreath
Start by cutting a plastic table cloth into 3.5-inch strips to wrap the hula hoop. I used just the outer edge of this table cloth for mine because I liked the stripe pattern. Alternative: You could also use a solid color or even spray paint your hula hoop.
Wrap the plastic table cloth strips around the hula hoop and secure the ends with clear scotch tape.
Next grab a milk or water jug and draw ghosts with a permanent black marker. Cut the ghosts out. I used sharp tip scissors to do this. And, don’t worry about being perfect.
Get the Spooky Mansion Template file here. Download and print the Spooky Mansion Template and tape the template together. Tape the template to one side of the folder. Remove any pockets and the other cover.
First score the windows, door, and fence (inside pieces) with an X-Acto knife. You don’t need to cut all the way through at this point, scoring will give you an idea of where to cut later. Next use scissors to cut the outer edge of the mansion. Remove the paper template and go back and cut the fence, windows, and door out.
Use scotch tape to tape the flower stems along the side and bottom of your wreath. When finished, hot glue flowers to fill in any gaps.
Use hot-glue to glue on any additional decorations and use black string to hang the mansion in the center.