A Haunting Entrance: Black Rose Wreath

Published June 19, 2012

A Haunting Entrance

Greet your trick-or-treaters with a stylish and spooky entranceway this year. A simple “dead rose” wreath hangs alone on your front door surrounded by eerie, black leaves.

Randomly place glowing, carved pumpkins on your path and you are set for a scary Halloween.

Remember to never leave candles unattended during the evening and always make sure your house path is well illuminated for the little trick-or-treaters.


1 Styrofoam or grapevine wreath form

3 large bunches artificial, large roses (available at Michaels)

1 can black, craft spray paint

Glue and glue gun

Black, wide ribbon

Clear a workspace outdoors where you are able to spray the roses with the paint. Lay the flowers sideways (keep attached to stems) and carefully apply one coat of black spray paint to the rose heads. Let dry. Repeat with a second coat .Turn the roses over to the unpainted side and apply an additional two coats of paint. Let dry.

Once the roses are completely air-dried remove them from their artificial stems. Heat the glue gun and attach the rose heads one-by-one to the wreath form. Begin at the top of the wreath and work your way around the circle until the wreath is completely covered. Be sure to fill the wreath so that no Styrofoam or grapevines are visible.


Cut a piece of black ribbon approximately 30″ long. Feed one end through the top back of the wreath and tie a bow.


To hang the wreath simply loop the black bows over a small finishing nail or use a wreath hanger.


For added effect, spray paint a garland of artificial leaves and drape over the doorway. You can also carve your pumpkin and spray it black for extra ghoulish drama.