Tutorial: Polka Dot Spider Halloween Wreath

Maybe it’s because I have two girls, but I like a cute Halloween instead of a spooky one. Of course, for me, that means polka dots! So I decided to try making my own Halloween door wreath this year. My six-year-old assistant and I whipped this together in no time.


Foam wreath (mine is 14″ across)

Floral pins

Hot glue gun

1.5″ wide orange polka dot grosgrain ribbon (2 rolls at 3 yards each)

2.5″ wide sheer black ribbon

5″ long glitter spider (WalMart)

Door hanger


  1. Pin one end of your grosgrain ribbon to the wreath. Insert your pin at an angle.
  2. Wrap the ribbon around the wreath. Slightly overlap each wrap and hold the ribbon taut to keep it smooth against the wreath.
  3. You’ll get about half-way around the wreath with your first roll of ribbon.
  4. If you need to, trim your ribbon so that all your pins will be on one side of the wreath.
  5. Pin the end in place.
  6. Start pinning your second roll of ribbon to the wreath, beginning where the last roll of ribbon ended.
  7. Take your sheer black ribbon and cut 6 lengths of about 16″ each. Cut the ends at an angle or in points.
  8. Stack the black ribbons together and tie all in one knot.
  9. Fluff out the ends of your black ribbon.
  10. Add a generous amount of hot glue to the spot you want the black ribbon to go on your wreath.
  11. Put the black ribbon knot on the hot glue and press to adhere.
  12. Add a generous amount of glue to the underside of the spider’s head.
  13. Put the spider’s head in the center of your black knot and press to adhere.
  14. Trim the black ribbon as desired.

And here’s your finished product.



  1. This is so cute and easy! Thank you for the tutorial. Shared on our Facebook wall today! 🙂

  2. Very creative, the poka-dot is so fun. The tutorial was awesome, love the picture angles. Thanks so much!

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