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Halloween Door Decoration

Adorn your front door with a spooky Halloween wreath made of a ceiling medallion.

Halloween medallion on a front door.

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools & Materials


  • Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Tape measure


  • 13.5-in white ceiling medallion (for small wreath), #391911
  • 16-in bronze ceiling medallion (for large wreath), #338765
  • #50 x 10-ft nickel-plated chain, #348468
  • Cheesecloth, 2 square yards, #125871
  • Valspar spray paint, Gloss Black and Sumptuous Purple

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Step 1

Apply a two-color spray-paint finish.

Select a ceiling medallion to suit the size wreath you want. For either size, spray-paint along the inside edge of the medallion with Sumptuous Purple. Apply a second light coat as needed. Then spray Gloss Black from the middle to the outside edge of the medallion, feathering the edges where it meets the purple.

Good to Know

If you spray too much of one color or the other, add more of the opposite color until you have the look you want.

Step 2

Using pliers, separate links on the chain to create two lengths about 14 inches long.

Good to Know

The 14-inch chains will work for either a large or small medallion. For a different look, remove links to fit more tightly across the small medallion.

Step 3

Lay the two sections of chain on paper or a drop cloth to protect your work surface. Then spray different sections with purple and black, leaving small areas unpainted. When the first coat dries, turn the chains over along their length and spray the other side.

Step 4

Unwind the cheesecloth and ball it up loosely on the protected work surface. Spray the exposed areas black and let dry. Then flip the ball of cheesecloth over and repeat for the other side. The result should be a mottled look with some areas only lightly painted.

Step 5

Glue chain to the back of the medallion.

Arrange one of the lengths of painted chain diagonally across the medallion and use hot glue to fasten the ends to the back. Repeat for the second chain running the opposite diagonal to form an X shape across the front.

Step 6

Paint and complete this Halloween wreath fit for a wraith in an afternoon. --Lowe’s Creative Ideas

Wrap cheesecloth around the medallion at the top and tie a bow, allowing the ends to rest across the front of the medallion. The remaining cheesecloth can be trimmed to hang the wreath from your front door.