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Creepy Wicked Witch Halloween Wreath

Want to terrify the neighbors this year? I am pretty sure my Wicked Witch Halloween Wreath will do just that! Learn to make this creepy wreath and paint a witch! For more creepy decor see my Halloween page. 

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Have you seen these cool monster Floracraft® Foam Heads in the stores? I have and I was hoping that I would receive one to makeover for our Halloween post!

Well, I didn’t just get one head, I got a whole bunch of them! Yay me! You can find the full line of Halloween FloraCraft® Foam Heads available in Walmart Stores, and select heads are in Michaels, Jo-Ann Stores and online.

Alternate Witch Head/Face Ideas

Since, I am not sure if you are able to purchase the witch foam heads in craft stores these days. Another option is to use a witch Halloween mask over a styrofoam head or another fun monster styrofoam head. Here are my favs…

Today I am going to show you how to make one of the Witch Floracraft® Foam Heads come alive and how to create a spooky scene to display her on your door for Halloween! It’s sure to scare the little ones and maybe a few parents too!

There are a lot of steps for making this wreath, so hang in there and don’t get discouraged. This is a really easy wreath to make, I made mine in one afternoon. Let’s get to it!

Wicked Witch Halloween Wreath

Paint the Witch Head~


Painting a Witch Foam Head


Painting a witch foam head, how to paint a scary witch

Start by painting the witch face with tan acrylic paint. Let it dry thoroughly. She already looks creepy!

Step 2 Witch Face Painting

Fill in the wrinkles, nose, and mouth with gray paint. I found using a dry brush technique {using very little paint on the brush} to highlight the crease areas worked best. You can also use your fingers to smudge the paint to create shadows on the face.

Step 3 How to paint a witch

Add brown paint around the eyes and for the moles. Use black paint for the mouth, nose and as an eyeliner. Paint the hair area gray. Let all the paint dry completely. Do not worry if you make a mistake, you can always paint over it and start over. Just have fun with it!

Step 4 Witch Face Paint With Glitter madeinaday.com

With a brush paint glue over the eye pupils, then pour gold glitter over the glue. Shake off the excess glitter. Use a dry paintbrush to remove any leftover glitter from the eye area. Repeat with the copper glitter adding the glue to the wrinkles around the eyes.

Cut Wig Wefts off to make Witch Hair madeinaday.com

Take a cheap Halloween gray wig and cut a few of the hair wefts off of the cap.

Glue Wig Wefts to Witch Foam head madeinaday.com

Aim the wefts to fall over the face and hot glue to the top of the head near the hairline and down over the ear area. At first, I tried using the entire wig but found too much hair made her look like a creepy doll. So I cut the wig down. Less is more here.

Hot glue a strip of black fabric to the neck area of the head to look like a collar and hide the bottom of the head.

Witch Hat



How to make a Witch Hat on madeinaday.com

Roll one of the felt sheets into a tall cone.

Easy Witch Hat Tutorial madeinaday.com

Trim off excess felt and hot glue the cone together. Cut out a 10 1/2 inch circle out of the second piece of felt. Hot glue the cone to the center of the circle. I wanted my witch to look creepy so I crushed her hat and used a dot of hot glue to add a crimp in the cone. Hot glue the hat to the top of the witches hair and back of the head.

Spooky Wreath


Creepy Witch Wreath Tutorial madeinaday.com


TIP: I find when making wreaths it’s easier to visualize the end product if you hang it up while working on it.

Cut stems away from branches for floral design madeinaday.com

Cut the foliage branches off of the bushes for ease when working on the arrangement. Using them as individual branches will give a more realistic and natural flow to an arrangement.

Hang wreath up to design it before securing embellishments madeinaday.com

Hot glue the moss to the bottom of the wreath. Bend the long green branches and let them flow over the top of the moss and hanging down from the bottom of the wreath. Use a few of the green branches going up each side of the wreath.

Place the black branches in the midsections of the wreath and the curly whimsy branches as random accents. Once you have everything where you want it, start gluing each piece to the wreath. You may need to use floral wire to secure some of the branches.

Use Chicken Wire to secure wreath embellishments madeinaday.com

Add the chicken wire across the lower back of the wreath and secure with floral wire. This is the base that you secure the witch head to. To add the witches head you can secure it to the chicken wire with hot glue or floral wire.

If the head is too heavy or droops, the floral wire method is an easy option. Just poke a hole with a thin object in the back of the foam head. Cut a piece of floral wire about 7 inches long and fold it in half. Add glue the folded end of the wire and insert it into the hole and let it dry. Ta-da! Instant security!

Use the embedded wires to tie the head to the chicken wire or ribbon. Add your sign to the top of the wreath with wire or hot glue and that’s it!

How to Paint a Halloween Witch Foam Head Craft Tutorial on madeinaday.com

I hope you like my creepy witchy lady! She is too cool and so eerie! She will definitely be on my porch for the big night!

This post first appeared on the Make It: Fun® Blog when I was on their Make It: Fun® Craft Team.

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Happy Halloween!


  1. You are the Halloween queen. Love all of your wreaths! Featuring this one on tonight’s MM.

  2. Thats talent! Very spooky, and a little creepy…in a good way! :)

  3. Hi,
    Your Witch Wreath is AWESOME! — Were do I find the the witch head?


    1. They can be found at Walmart, Michaels and JoAnn Fabrics. Thanks for reading!

  4. OMG I can’t believe you painted the witch’s face yourself, you are truly an artist! I love this wreath! Thank you for sharing at the Halloween

  5. She is super scary. I loved your tutorial :)Thanks for linking up to the Home Matters Party with you! #HomeMattersParty Hope to see you next week.

  6. Hi, Kim ~ This is awesome! I can’t believe you painted the foam head. I thought it came painted like that! Very nicely done! I also love the moss on the wreath. It gives the wreath an aged, decaying look. Pinning this so that I can give it a try on my own!

  7. She is terrifyingly good – Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

    1. You cracked me up! Thank you! She is creepy! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. WOW! Great job on this!!!!! And thanks for linking up to Vegan VoFo Halloween Edition!!!

    1. Thank you Julie! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. I love this post! Just saw a bunch of heads at the craft store and wondered what people were doing with them. It’s awesome. Thanks for linking up at the Best of the Blogosphere Linky Party!

  10. This looks awesome girl!!!! You are so talented and creative! Love that witch, spooky indeed!!!

    1. Thank you Camila!! She is freaky looking..Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Whoa, this is awesome! You did a great job on the witch head, and the wreath is fabulous. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Sharon!! I’m glad you guys like her! She was so fun to make!

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