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Witch Hat Halloween Wreath


I like to push the boundaries of what’s acceptable as a wreath. I know, I’m a rebel, totally the kid your mom would never want you to hang out with (actually she probably would, I live a pretty boring life). In the past used a Sun Hat and twigs shaped like a star. Last year my Spider Web Halloween Wreath was your typical round grapevine wreath but this year I wanted something different. I also wanted to tie it to my Sanderson Broom Co. Sign that’s hanging next to the front door. Also, I didn’t want to buy anything.

Upcycle an old snow fence into a sweet Halloween Wreath

My original plan for this wreath was to use some gnarled grapevine or twigs to match the Witch Brooms that I made for the milk can. But I was having trouble deciding how to put them together without it looking weird or taking a lot of effort.

Snow fence in the woods with Alfie


I was walking through the wooded area next to our house looking for my keys when I saw the old snow fence that was left by the previous owners. I gave one slat a slight wiggle and it pulled loose. It has a lovely patina from sitting in the woods so I decided to bring a few pieces up to the house to make my wreath. A quick walk through the house allowed me to gather up everything else I needed to put this sweet witch hat  Halloween wreath together.


Witch Hat Wreath supplies

  • Wooden slats from a snow fence or any thin wooden boards
  • Copper tacks
  • Fake sunflower*
  • Craft/floral wire
  • Jigsaw
  • Hammer
  • Wire cutters/scissors


  1. Figure out how big you want your hat. I prefer a fairly narrow V with a longer brim. Cut the wood to sizeUse decorative tacks to hold your wreath together
  2. Lay out the V and set the brim on top. Nail it together with the copper tacks. Since I used decorative tacks I used more than necessary to keep it together. I put five in the left side (5 is my favorite number, my birthday is 5/5) and four up top. There is only one in the right ride because the flower hides it and the tacks in the other sides kept it from shifting.Add another tack to the back for a hanging loop
  3. Turn it over and gently tap and points sticking out to the side and into the wood. Add a small nail or another tack to the back side for hangingAdd a perky sunflower to your Witch Hat Halloween Wreath
  4. Use the craft wire to attach the sunflower to the hat
  5. Make a small loop at the end of a length of wire, hook it to the top of your door (I have a permanent nail on the top of my door for wreath-related activities. You could also use a command hook to put it up.

Halloween Entry Way - Witch Hat Wreath Tutorial

*I have a ton of fake flowers because I always buy them for 90% off at the end of the season. By the way, now is the end of fall at Joann’s and Michael’s


  1. That’s so unique. Would love if you shared this on the Merry Monday Link Party.
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  2. This is incredibly cute! I love how simple and fun it looks on your door! I think I could even manage putting one together!
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  3. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That came out awesome. I love how easy it is to make!

  4. That is so cute! What a great idea! And your dog is adorable!
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  5. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    This is a cute idea! Great when you don’t want to spend a fortune.

  6. Oh my… so super-simple yet so much fun! I love it. Thanks for sharing

  7. This is a great project. It’s SO easy, but it looks amazing! I love it!
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  8. What a great wreath, it is simple enough yet so clever. How lucky to find the fencing.
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  9. Clever idea. Love the rustic feel of it.

  10. I’m loving your entry way AND how simple but cute that craft is.
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  11. Elizabeth Obih-Frank says:

    I’m inlove with this DIY! Better try this asap before halloween day comes 🙂

  12. That is very creative.
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  13. I love how unique it is. It’s just darling, and I bet everyone is going to compliment it who sees it, all season long!

  14. That is so cute! I’m not handy when it comes to crafting with wood and nails but I think even I can do this. Well maybe with glue lol
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  15. Ann BAcciaglia says:

    I love that wreath and love your sense of decorating style. It looks great on your door.

  16. That is so unique! I love it, the simplicity of it. I’m tempted to try it out 🙂
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  17. This is such a cute wreath. It also is more budget friendlier than purchasing one from the store.
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  18. I really love the wreath that you made. the witch had is adorable and its so chic and trendy.
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  19. We’ve made littler versions for kids with craft sticks, but why not the big version, too? This is really super cute and would be a great way to use up some fallen sticks, too.
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