Dia de Muertos [Day of the Dead] Inspired Wreath

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My favorite change in Autumn is the way the sun makes everything outside golden. It’s the one constant I can trust will happen this time of year. Besides that, October is always a transitional month in Northern California. It could be warm. It could be cold. More often, it’s a frustrating combination of both. Today, it actually started to look and feel like Autumn and that made me start thinking.

Día de Muertos Inspired Wreath

I’m on a mission to refresh my Halloween & seasonal decor. I’ve got a few ideas churning in my head I want to work on over the weekend, but one was so good I just had to do it immediately.

Día de Muertos Inspired Wreath

So I tackled my first project before work between getting dressed and eating my breakfast. Luckily it took about ten minutes to put together! My idea was inspired by all the wonderful Día de Muertos decorations and artwork. So using my wedding flowers and black satin ribbon, I made a wreath for our front door. I can’t wait to hang it up when I get home!

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Inspired Wreath

Día de Muertos Inspired Wreath Materials


  • Straw Wreath
  • Black Satin Ribbon
  • Straight Pins
  • Fabric Flowers
  1. Secure your ribbon to the wreath with two straight pins.
  2. Wrap the ribbon tightly around the wreath. I used about 30 feet of 1 1/2″ ribbon on this 14″ wreath.
  3. Secure the end of the ribbon with two more straight pins.
  4. Attach flowers to wreath with more straight pins or hair clips (if attached).


Here’s the wreath up on the door. I’ll post a better photo when the rest of the decor is up.


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