We don’t do a ton of decorating for Halloween. I don’t love having skeletons and gory decor up in our house. I think that is why I was so thrilled with how this wreath turned out since it doesn’t look super Halloweeny at first glance. I made my own version of the trendy crescent moon wreath and made it a little witchy with some supplies from my local dollar store. You can use these same techniques to put your own spin on this pretty wreath!
DOLLAR STORE WITCHY CRESCENT MOON WREATH
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A CRESCENT MOON WREATH FOR HALLOWEEN
To make a crescent moon wreath you really only need a wire wreath form, wire cutters, and floral wire. Beyond that, you can collect different embellishments to make the wreath fit your own style. This is a wreath that benefits from the round wire wreath form, rather than a grapevine wreath. You are able to cut and manipulate the wire to form the crescent shape. Thankfully you can find wire wreath forms, greenery, and all the other supplies needed to make this wreath at the dollar store or online. I will link the supplies I used below.
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- wire wreath form
- wire cutters
- duct tape
- floral wire
- pumpkin picks
- craft paint
- plastic cauldron
- Dragonfly Glaze
- glue gun
- silicone finger caps
- reindeer moss
- faux flowers
- faux berry pick
- witch broom embellishments
- glittery branch picks
- fishing line
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HOW TO MAKE A WITCHY CRESCENT MOON WREATH
How to Make a Crescent Moon Wreath
- Paint small faux pumpkin picks with light grey craft paint. Let dry.
- Give a small plastic cauldron a coat of Dragonfly Glaze. Let dry.
- Cut the circles of the wire wreath form at the 3 o’clock position.
Be careful, wear eye protection, and take your time cutting the wreath form!
- Cut the perpendicular wires just to the top and bottom of this cut. Then wrap the ends of the wires with duct tape to create a crescent shape.
NOTE: My wreath form snapped at a weak point at the 9 o’clock position. I just taped it back together with duct tape.
- Wrap the wreath form with floral wire.
This provides extra support for the wreath form and creates more surface area when it comes to covering the form with moss.
- Working in small sections, add reindeer moss to the wreath form with hot glue.
I recommend using silicone finger caps to keep yourself from burning your skin.
- Cover the whole form with moss.
This is a messy process so be prepared for some clean-up!
- Pull the flowers off of bunches of faux hydrangea stems. Glue and wire them to the wreath.
- Add some faux berries to the flowers with wire and hot glue.
- Add the witch broom embellishment to the wreath with floral wire.
- Add the painted pumpkin picks and the glazed cauldron to the wreath. Secure with wire and glue.
- Insert some glittery branches into the wreath. Secure with wire.
- Glue star-shaped rhinestones to fishing line.
- Tie the lengths of the fishing line to the top of the moon shape.
HALLOWEEN WITCHY MOON WREATH
I just love how this wreath turned out! It is fitting for Halloween, but I feel like it’s more of a witchy glam Halloween rather than a severed head kind of vibe.
The broom and the cauldron are just enough spookiness nestled in the flowers and berries. If I were to make one change to the wreath, it would be to use slightly heavier star rhinestones. The dangly bits aren’t quite heavy enough to straighten the fishing line, and they are not quite big enough to catch the light as I had hoped.
All things considered, I think it is a beautiful crescent moon wreath for our front door, especially considering I made it out of supplies I found at Dollar Tree!