Spooky Skeleton Wreath

Craft your way into being the creepiest house on the block with this spooky skeleton Halloween wreath

Halloween wreath tutorialThere has been a lot of discussion around the house about whether Halloween should be fun (me) or creepy, scary, spooky. Creepy, scary and spooky is winning.

Since last year’s Halloween wreath was made of feathers and glitter, it was pretty apparent a new, spookier wreath was in order.

I really wanted to make something with skulls and have been trolling the dollar store for something suitable from the moment Halloween stuff started showing up on the shelves…

Halloween wreath tutorial I actually ended up finding these little fellas at Michaels for $1.50. I bought 8 of them. Martha has a set of similarly-sized Styrofoam skulls that you could use a coupon to purchase.

Styrofoam SkullThe skulls that I purchased were actually little ornaments. They had a black ribbon loop that needed to be detached. I just gave each a gentle tug and they popped right out. *Be careful. If you pull too hard you can damage the skull.

Cutting Styrofoam SkullI could have simply glued the skulls to the wreath at this point, but I realized the wreath would be more sturdy if the back of the skull was lying flat on the surface. I used a regular kitchen knife to cut through the Styrofoam.

Okay. You’re now done with the hard part. (Have I mentioned that I am a fan of easy crafts that can’t be messed up and take less than half hour?)

I considered covering a Styrofoam wreath with grey fabric for the base, but in the end decided to go with a little spookier looking grapevine wreath I already had on hand (I think I purchased it at Micahels as well – with a coupon it was only about $2).

How to make a Halloween wreathI was glad I had split the skulls. I ended up using a couple of the backs (four to be exact) to fill in. I also folded up some left over pieces of black glittery mesh ribbon to fill in the spaces.

It still needed a little something and I remember having seen an awesomely creepy snake wreath over on Pinterest. I put a little black glitter on some creepy crawlies from the dollar store and voila. Wreath complete!

Halloween skeleton wreathI am pleased to report that the wreath was deemed appropriately creepy.

Happy Halloween!


A former public relations executive, Tauni has spent the last 12 years handling communications and events for an array of clients from the NBA and Olympics to corporate clients and politicians. After meeting her wonderful Mr. and his three boys, she re-focused her career to spend more time at home. Today she handles social media for a local agency and speaks to corporate groups on integrating social media into their traditional messaging.You can find her {sometimes} blogging at It’s a Tradition
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Tauni is a former public relations executive who spent 12+ years handling communications and events for an array of clients, from the NBA and Olympics to numerous high ranking politicians. Today, she handles social media for a local agency and hosts SNAP!, an annual social media conference for bloggers focused on entertaining, craft and home DIY.


  1. It’s awesome Tauni! I bet the boys love it. I know mine would! :)

    • Thanks Kara. The boys were excited that it was more spooky, but I think they actually enjoyed how it glow in the black light I installed on our porch even more…


  2. I love it! And, I have nothing on my front door. Just sayin’…

  3. That’s a great wreath! And I kind of love that your cardboard there has a drip of red paint that looks like blood :)

  4. Creepy indeed! I think you have success!!

  5. Love the skeletons! I better go put my Halloween wreath up… geeze I’m behind! 😉

  6. I love it!!! You crafty girl, you! :) and I must agree, it’s definitely pushing that “creepy vibe” lol.

  7. This is fabulous, I’m absolutely in love with it. And the boys are right, it is scaryyyyyyy! :)

    • Thanks Tina! I don’t know which is more terrifying – my limited holiday decorating skills or the fact that the boys are getting old enough to have opinions :)

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment about my work :)


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