How to Create a Duct Tape Halloween Wreath

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An orange and black Halloween wreath made from duct tape

 

Colorful duct tape is the magic ingredient in this clever DIY Halloween wreath. Just follow the simple instructions to create a unique wreath to greet trick-or-treaters. You can also download the instructions and print them out.

Skill Level: Novice

Time: 4 hours

Cost: Less than $50

 

Tools and Materials

  • 4 rolls of colored duct tape, 2 orange and 2 black
  • 1/2-inch foam pipe insulation
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

 

 

Cutting foam pipe insulation for a duct tape Halloween wreath

 

Step 1

Cut a 4 ½-foot length of pipe insulation.

Attaching the ends together of the pipe insulation for a duct tape Halloween wreath

 

 

Step 2

Connect the ends of the insulation with a piece of duct tape to form a ring.

 

Folding pieces of duct tape for a colorful Halloween wreath project

 

 

Step 3

Cut several 2-inch pieces of duct tape. With each piece you will fold down one corner, leaving a sliver of stickiness and then fold over the other corner, which will make a near triangle shaped piece of duct tape.

Starting where you joined the foam insulation, make a row of orange tape triangles around its diameter, using the sticky sliver to secure each piece to the ring. It took us four pieces to go around. Once you are done with that row, add a row of black triangles, slightly below your first. With each row proceed in a counterclockwise direction.

Do this all the way around the wreath.

 

Making the bow for a duct tape Halloween wreath

 

Step 4

Now that you have covered your insulation it’s time to make your bow.

Cut four 18-inch strips of black duct tape. Stick the strips together in pairs, with a little bit of stickiness exposed. Fold down the exposed stickiness and trim the edges.

Now you have two pieces of duct tape “ribbon.”

 

 

Adding ribbon to a duct tape Halloween wreath

 

Step 5

Take one of the 18-inch ribbons, and make it a circle, securing it with a small piece of black duct tape. Now take the circle and the other 18-inch ribbon, and squish them in the middle.

At this point it should look like a bow.

Tape the pieces together with an orange piece of duct tape.

 

Attaching the bow to a duct tape Halloween wreath

 

Step 6

Attach your bow to your wreath!

 

A colorful orange and black duct tape Halloween wreath

 

Step 7

Hang the wreath on your front door in a prominent spot for your Halloween party.

 

Download printable instructions for this DIY duct tape Halloween wreath and get started!

And while you’re at it, take a look at more DIY projects here on The Home Depot blog. We have several fun wreath tutorials, too!

 

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