Christmas is a wonderful holiday to share with friends and family even if you are Gothic. Making a Gothic Christmas Wreath to hang on the front entrance to your spooky abode is quite welcoming and original.
Using black spray paint coat a plastic evergreen wreath thoroughly on each side allowing for drying time. I like to give each side an extra quick pass with the spray can and toss silver glitter on it as it dries. You can also find glitter spray for cheap at crafting and hardware stores. If you have leftover Glitter spray for your hair from Halloween this is a great way to use it up.
Dried flowers are great to attach to a Gothic Christmas Wreath. I like to use roses and tulips but everyone has their own tastes. Be careful when wrapping floral wire on the flower stems they can become quite brittle.
Pull out all those cheap plastic spider rings from trick or treating and hot glue or superglue them to the wreath in random patterns. Other leftover Halloween items that look good include plastic bloody fingers, eyeball bouncy balls, and anything skully.
I often like to attach one of my spooky or voodoo dolls to the Gothic Christmas Wreath using floral wire. You can also use those plastic rats that are on sale after Halloween as a focal piece.
Ribbons in darker colors like red and purple are great to add to your Gothic Christmas Wreath. I adore after Halloween when I can get deals on spiderweb patterned ribbon at fabric stores! Make thick bows and attach with wire at strategic points on your wreath.
Keep your eyes open after Halloween for those fake stuffed ravens! That is the cream in a goth girls coffee when it comes to designing a good Gothic Christmas Wreath.
All year long I collect feathers from crows, bluejays, and if I can get them peacock. Bird feathers can be used for many crafting jobs including wreaths.
If you have created too many Gothic ornaments then your Christmas tree can hold adding those to your wreath is also an option.
With all the different elements you can incorporate in a Gothic Christmas Wreath you might want to make one for your back door as well!