Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial

Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Halloween is right around the corner and this Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial helps you create an adorable wreath that even your kids can help with. Change up the fabric and ribbon for different holidays too!


Hi there Ribbon Retreat friends! It’s Michaela from Covered in Mod Podge again. I’m thrilled to be back with you today to share a fun Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial. This project is super easy and makes a big statement. It is a bit time consuming. However, it’s all repetitive actions that can be done while emptying your DVR once your kiddos go to bed.

Are you dying to have your very own wreath? Do you want one for every holiday?

~ Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial ~

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

5 Fat Quarters of fabric {I used Black Chevrons from Robert Kaufman, Black Web, Purple Dot, and Medium Orange Chevron by Riley Blake, and Sunshine by Moda }
5 yards of two different ribbons {I used Spider Web and Black Glitter}
A wire floral wreath frame from your local craft store
Rotary cutter, ruler, and self healing mat {You could do this with scissors if you really wanted to but it would seriously increase your time investment.}

All the fabric and ribbons can be found at The Ribbon Retreat.
Click the links to check them out!

Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Start out by cutting your fabric into strips. I made my strips 1 inch wide by about 7 1/3 inches long. Why the random measurement? Because that was what cutting the fabric in 3rds got me.

Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

To cut your fabric, start by folding it selvedge to selvedge {or hot dog style}. Then, use your quilting ruler and rotary cutter to cut one inch wide strips. Then, unfold each strip and cut it into three equal pieces. Hence, the about 7 1/3 inch measurement.

You’ll also cut your ribbon into about 7 inch segments. You can seal your ends with a lighter or fray check. Don’t forget to to leave a length of ribbon intact for hanging. This length is going to be based on where you’ll be hanging your wreath. Whatever the length you want for hanging, double it and keep this in reserve.

Now, its time to get tying. You’ll attach your fabric to your wreath frame using what I call a slip knot. {Please, someone let me know what this gem is really called!} First, fold your fabric in half, right sides together.

Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Next, fold the strip around the wire frame.

Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Now, bring the tails of the fabric through the loop of the fabric.

Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Pull the ends out until there is a tight knot. This should leave you with the right side of your fabric up.

Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Starting from the outside and working my way in, I tied fabric/ribbon to the first, third, and fourth ring {X marks the spot!}. I tied as many ribbons as it took for the section to look full. This varied section to section. Then, I went back in and filled in the second ring if the area looked sparse. I ended up using about 80% of the fabric and all the ribbon I cut.

Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I attached my hanging ribbon to the back of the wreath frame using a slip knot. I tied a small knot at the top and then hung the wreath on my door using a wreath hanger.

I am a big fan of how great this wreath turned out. It’s a lot of bang for your buck. It took me about 30 minutes to cut all those strips. I’m guessing it was about three hours of tying. I did it over several different settings so it didn’t get old.

You could easily make these wreaths for any holiday or to match any decor. The possibilities are really endless!


Thank you Michaela! I love this Halloween Fabric Wreath Tutorial! This is an easy craft that can be done with multiple people and even kids can help! And in no time, you’ll have a cute wreath for Halloween (or any season!)

This tutorial has also been added to our DIY Halloween Crafts posts if you are looking for more fun tutorials this season.

Michaela has so many fun crafts! To see more of her tutorials, visit Covered in Mod Podge.

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Have a great day! ~ Shirley, The Ribbon Retreat Blog Editor

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4 Comments

  1. Pam Hunter
    Posted October 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Super cute idea…and a good use of fabric and ribbon scraps.

  2. Posted October 10, 2012 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    I love this! It is so festive- I’ll have to make me one too!

  3. Ashley
    Posted October 14, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Love it!! There are so many wonderful different ways to do this. However, while reading your method of attaching the fabric (which is called a larks head knot in macrame), it seemed to me to be the most secure way. Not to mention, I like the finished look the best with this method! Great work ma’am!

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

      Hi Ashley! Thank you so much! I love wreaths and this one is one of favorites! Thank you again and have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle :)

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