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  • Writer's pictureChristie

Making a Moon Wreath for Under $25

If you, like me, have been on tiktok and happen to stumble into the creative or halloween side of it, you have likely seen people talking about the moon wreath that is being sold at Michaels. It is apparently extremely sought-after and difficult to find. I personally love the look, but I also love that although it is sold in as a halloween exclusive, it is a wreath that can be hung up year-round.


Although I didn't happen to find it on my last trip to Michaels, I was excited to pick up supplies and try my hand at making it myself. I have experience making wreaths, and it seemed like a fun challenge to try making a moon shaped wreath myself. I found most of the supplies on sale, and already had some of my crafting supplies like my crafting tools and glue sticks at home.


I came up with a color scheme - for this one, I wanted it to be vibrant, but look like a mossy fairy forest. With that in mind, I picked up floral supplies that were:

  1. On sale

  2. differing textures for interest

  3. The appropriate colors and sizes.


After about 1 hour of work, here's the completed wreath!



Now without further ado, here is how to make a moon wreath!


How to make a Moon Wreath:


Below are the supplies that you will need:


Crafting tools:

Glue Gun

Glue Sticks

Twine

Wire cutters

Utility knife

Jewelry pliers


Wreath Supplies:

12" twine wreath

Decorative moss

Fake flowers (different shapes & sizes)

Jewelry chain

Jump Rings (to attach headpins to chain for beaded elements)

Headpins (to secure large beads)

Beads

Large Center bead or gemstone

Fake Mushrooms (Optional-I didn't use them on mine since I couldn't find any but the Michaels version features it)


Instructions:


1. Shaping the wreath:

The first step will be to cut off a good portion of your twine wreath to make it a moon shape.


Using your wire cutters, carefully cut the wire in the center of the wreath between the two points you plan on cutting off. Gently unwind the wire to the points you plan to cut off of the twine pieces. You will use this wire to re-wrap the ends so that they don't come apart.


Using your utility knife, carefully removing what you don't want, and shaping the twine so that it tapers at the ends making a crescent moon shape. Gently shake out the twine pieces and using the wire pieces that you set aside, wrap it around the ends and tie them off to keep the twine in place.


2. Glue on the moss

If you are using moss as the base, use your hot glue gun to add a bit of glue, then gently use your fingers to apply the moss. I found that applying it inside the crevices and even on the back of some of the wreath gave it a lot of dimension.


Apply as much or as little as you want.


Here is a detail shot so you can see how I applied the moss.


3. Glue on the florals

I personally used the Michaels version of the moon wreath as an example for how I placed my floral elements. I used a glue gun and glue sticks to apply all these elements.


Starting with the green leaves, I spread them pretty evenly around the length of them moon.


After that, I applied the blue orchid flowers, also spread somewhat evenly around the moon.


After that, I placed the spiky pine cone type florals and used the Michaels wreath as a reference. I placed these on the side of the moon in groups of 5-7 with none placed near the tapers.


Lastly, I placed the berries. They were placed - like the pinecones - mostly on the side of the moon with the pine cones, but I used them toward the tapered ends more sparingly. With these, I used them to fill in spaces that looked blank, and -as with the moss- tucked some of the berries into crevices and behind twigs on the wreath.


Here's a detail shot of part of the left section where most of the textures are situated.


4. Glue on the focal points

After this, I took a few beads including my large one, and added them onto a headpin. Afterwards I attached it to the chain with a jump ring using my wire cutters and jewelry pliers.


Attach the chain to the back top portion of the wreath, centered where you want it to hang. Use hot glue to secure.


If you have any mushrooms as a focal point, using hot-glue, apply these to the inside of the wreath as they are shown on the Michaels wreath.


I feel like adding the abalone bead was a nice touch, and don't feel the need to add anything extra as a result, but feel free to do both!


5. Attach the twine to the back for hanging

This step is pretty self-explanatory, but using hot glue, secure a piece of twine to the top of the back of your wreath so that it can be hung.


If you are more of a visual learner, I did make a tiktok showing a really simplified breakdown of the process. That video can be found here!


After that, you are done and should have your very own fully custom moon wreath! I personally love mine. It is a really cute way to decorate my craft room door, but would be equally cute decorating the front door as well. I hope you had as much fun making this craft as I did! :)


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