This Bones and Burlap Chevron DIY Wreath allows you to add fall charm to your front porch with a Halloween twist! Oriental Trading sent the supplies for this DIY. All opinions are my own.
I pulled out the Halloween decor as soon as September turned to October. We do not do super spooky for Halloween. I like the pumpkins and hay bales and all that other stuff that makes me feel cozy. Still I wanted to find a front porch wreath idea that would allow me to keep in alignment with the traditional fall decorating scheme but tie in Halloween.
For this wreath, I am using a classic burlap and black chevron ribbon. Ceramic bones adorn the bottom of the wreath. With a simple wreath form and my trusty hot glue gun, I created this easy wreath in under 30 minutes. It would probably have not taken that long had I not been watching This Is Us. 🙂
The Story of the Door Knocker
You can’t help but notice the door knocker in the center of the wreath there. My husband and I purchased our home as a foreclosure. The former owners took an assortment of things from the house: closet doors, ceiling light fixtures, and the peep hole from the center of the front door. Yep, that’s right. Initially, we were going to purchase a new front door, but we realized that our door size required a special order and would be crazy expensive. My husband decided that he didn’t want another peep hole but would install a door knocker. We purchased the door knocker from a Habitat Restore and saved a whole lot of money. The downside is now there is a door knocker in the center of every wreath photo. And that’s the story of the door knocker.
Create the Wreath
- Black and burlap chevron ribbon from Oriental Trading
- Ceramic bones
- Hot glue gun and hot glue gun sticks
- Straw wreath form
Leaving the plastic on the straw wreath form, wrap the wreath form in the burlap ribbon. Use the hot glue gun to secure the burlap to the wreath form in strategic places. I used 3 rolls of the small burlap ribbon pictured here to cover the wreath.
Arrange the ceramic bones on the bottom of the wreath. Liberally apply hot glue to the ceramic bones to adhere them to the wreath.
I’m using a piece of twine threaded through the back of the top of the burlap to create a wreath hanger.
Since the wreath is wrapped in burlap, it pairs perfectly with mums, pumpkins, and mini hay bales. The bones add the Halloween twist!
Here are a few other Halloween ideas!