We’re all about  budget-friendly Halloween decor this year! So today, I’m sharing a DIY Black Twig Wreath that uses branches, glue, black paint, and dollar store items.

DIY Black Twig Wreath for Halloween

Since my kids are too old for Halloween, I don’t go all out for Halloween decorations anymore. So this year, I’ve been trying my best to use what we have to decorate for the ghoulish season. And when I saw this post from Earnest Home Co., I knew I had to make one with the leftover branches I had from DIY Branch Tree project.

DIY Halloween Black Twig Wreath Supplies

  • Twigs – Cut branches off your trees or gather branches from the ground. Try to look for branches that are about 10″ – 12″ inches long for the base and use shorter branches to fill in the wreath.
  • Hot glue/glue gun – Use hot glue to quickly set the branches into place.
  • Black spray paint – Once the branches are set into a wreath shape, spray paint them black.
  • Various Halloween decorations – I used Dollar Store items to add a bit of Halloween spook to the wreath. I used red roses, black netting, and crows. It would also be fun to decorate the wreath with spiders…eww!
  • Cardboard box or newspaper – Before spray painting, you’ll need something to lay the wreath onto. I used butcher paper, but newspaper or an old cardboard box would be good too.
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DIY Halloween Black Twig Wreath

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How to make a twig wreath base.


Twig Wreath Base

  • Twigs (8" to 10" long)
  • Black matte spray paint
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

Optional Decorative Items

  • Black gauze netting
  • Red faux roses
  • Black birds


  1. black twig wreath base Use the most sturdy sticks to create the base of the wreath and glue the ends together to create a hexagon shape. If your sticks are shorter, a heptagon shape would also work to create a roundish shape.
  2. DIY Black Twig Wreath building Continue to place and glue twigs onto the base form to create a round wreath shape. Don’t worry about making it perfect…you want this to look a little haphazard. When you get the look you like, it’s time to paint the wreath.
  3. black twig wreath Place the wreath on a covered area and spray with black paint. Let dry. Repeat until all the branches are painted black.
  4. DIY Black Wreath Plain If you like a plain and simple look, stop here and hang it! Note: A black ribbon or twine may need to be added for hanging.
  5. DIY Black Twig Wreath If you want to embellish the wreath further, hot glue on black netting, roses, and a few birds for interest. I can’t decide if I like it better plain or embellished? Which version do you like?


To make the wreath look thicker, keep adding more twigs till you get the look you like.

Did you make this project?

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  1. So very clever! I love the instructions on how to make a twig wreath…that could come in handy all year long. I definitely like the embellished version of your Halloween wreath. Thanks for hosting the Fall party so we can share our Fall projects!

  2. I love this wreath! I was thinking of making something similar, but I like the way you made yours so much better. The red flowers are the perfect touch! Pinning!