Easy DIY Halloween Skeleton Wreath

Get crafty this Halloween by making this easy DIY skeleton wreath. Not only will it look great on your front door, but it might just give that special trick-or-treater a fright! The best part is, no glue is needed to create this wreath, just lots of pins. Make yours here.

The spooky season is around the corner and this year I’m getting ready in time! I think this is my very first Halloween decoration since I moved to Spain and we are having lots of fun.

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The last time I decorated for Halloween, was 3 years ago when I was living in Colombia and I decorated my mom’s house. I decorated the front door and made a cute mantel. So now it’s time to decorate our home.

a Halloween Skeleton Wreath Tutorial.

I’m usually not that Halloween crazy, but I know kids love it and mine is no exception. I didn’t know kids went trick or treating until last year they knocked on our door LOL. We were like Whaaaaaaaaat!!! Haha, lesson learned we gotta be prepared for Halloween!

People say I’m cute (what I usually do) and people always expect cute things even for Halloween. This year I wanted to make something out of my comfort zone and go for something creepier.

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As I mentioned this is my first Halloween decoration in my new home, therefore, you can imagine I have absolutely nothing spooky at home. This being said I went hunting shopping for supplies and ideas.

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The only thing I knew for sure is that I wanted to decorate my front door with a wreath, so I was looking for things that would fit that project.

Then I saw This creepy guy in a store with led lights as the eyes. It was too much fun to let it waste.

My idea was complete! LOL

How to Make a Halloween Skeleton Wreath

This super creepy Halloween Skull Wreath is one fun and easy project to decorate your front door this year.

Supplies:

  • Craft foam Wreath
  • Black fabric (any type goes and enough to wrap the foam)
  • Grey creepy Cloth (rags)
  • Skeleton skull hanging decor – preferably those that come with a parca outfit.
  • Plastic skeleton hands, feet and arms
  • Bats, rats, or any other creepy plastic animal, like plastic spiders, rats, bats, bugs, ravens, etc. Even spooky eyeballs if you dare!
  • Black ribbon (for hanging)
  • Straight pins
  • Small Chalkboard sign

Tools:

  • Your hands!
  • Scissors maybe.
supplies

Instructions

1. Take your foam wreath and wrap it with your black fabric. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Actually, the least perfect, the better.

Craft foam Wreath

2. Pin the fabric on the back to secure it.

 Pining fabric on the back to secure it
Craft foam wreath wrapped in black fabric

3. Once you are done, then wrap it with your creepy cloth. Here again, nothing perfect, it’s almost like where it lands, it’s fine! LOL.

gray creepy fabric fixing over the wreath

4. Add a few pins to secure.

5. Bring the skeleton!!!

6. Depending on the size of your wreath foam and your skeleton, it might fit tight or get loose. You can always secure it with pins or even with wires in the back. It all depends on your skeleton.

7. In my case, the skeleton was itself a decoration it had its own rags like a parca, so I inserted the rags through the wreath to the back.

placing the skeleton inside the wreath
finishing the skeleton inside the wreath

8. Fit your skeleton inside the wreath and fix all the rags around the head. Secure with pins in different places.

fitting the head of the skeleton inside the wreath

9. Adjust the skeleton’s hand position as desired. Most of these decor has its parts made with wires so you should be able to adjust them too.

fitting the hands of the skeleton inside the wreath

10. Time to add some creepy animals.

11. If your plastic rats and bats are hollow, you might be able to pin them to the wreath. What I did was to find one hidden place between a leg and the belly and inserted the pin there.

placing plastic rats

12. Then I pin it to the wreath.

placing plastic rats around the wreath

13. The same with the bats, but in this case, there was no hidden place so I used black pins.

showing plastic bats
placing plastic bats around the wreath
showing the Skeleton Wreath almost ready

14. Then you can add more spooky details, like skeleton legs, or more hands, spiderwebs. In this case, I put a skeleton leg and a chalkboard sign saying keep out.

skeleton leg and a chalkboard sign saying keep out

15. The last detail is the hanger. I used a black ribbon to make the hanger.

black ribbon to make the hanger

There you go!

You got yourself a spooky, creepy Halloween skeleton wreath for your door!

me and creepy Halloween skeleton wreath on door

If your skeleton has lights in the eyes turn them on and let’s have fun!!!

Crafting Tips

  • When making wreaths, whenever possible, use pins instead of glue. That way you can reuse many times the same wreath form.
  • If a Glue or hot glue gun is needed consider wrapping the wreath form with cheap ribbons or fabric scraps so you can glue things and be able to remove them later.
  • Always visit thrift stores and dollar trees, you might find really good items to help you create an amazing wreath.

My Finished diy Halloween wreath

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closeup of Easy Halloween Skeleton Wreath light eyes
closeup of Easy Halloween Skeleton Wreath Legs
closeup of Easy Halloween Skeleton Wreath hands

Frequently Asked Questions

What other decoration I can use to make this Halloween Skeleton wreath?

Well, there are so many options. One of them is a skeleton mask. You can fill it with paper or anything to have the shape and pin them in place inside the wreath. A Skeleton toy. Same as before, make sure it fits and then pin them in place or secure with wire or yarn. A plastic skeleton head. You can wrap it in back fabric or black creepy cloth and then secure it inside the wreath. Alternatively, you can use other type of decoration, Witch hats, jack-o lanterns, and so much more.

Where can I buy spooky skeletons and creepy animals?

Most craft stores are likely to have them specially as Halloween approaches. Thirft stores, costume stores, dollar store or dollar tree, amazon and maybe even on etsy but it won’t be as inexpensive.

What wreath form do you need?

You can use a foam wreath form or even a grapevine wreath or even wire frame wrapping it in fabric. Optionally, you can use a pool noodle and create your own wreath base and even make larger wreaths.

More Halloween projects to Try

If you enjoyed this Halloween Skeleton Wreath Tutorial, you might also love these other Halloween project ideas too:

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Easy DIY Halloween Skeleton Wreath

Camila Rojas
Get crafty this Halloween by making this easy DIY skeleton wreath. Not only will it look great on your front door, but it might just give that special trick-or-treater a fright! The best part is, no glue is needed to create this wreath, just lots of pins. Make yours here.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course DIY & Craft, Holidays
Cuisine Halloween, Halloween craft
Servings 1 Piece

Equipment

  • Your hands!
  • Scissors maybe.

Ingredients
  

  • Craft foam Wreath
  • Black fabric any type goes and enough to wrap the foam
  • Grey creepy Cloth rags
  • Skeleton skull hanging decor – preferably those that come with a parca outfit.
  • Plastic skeleton hands feet and arms
  • Bats rats, or any other creepy plastic animal, like plastic spiders, rats, bats, bugs, ravens, etc. Even spooky eyeballs if you dare!
  • Black ribbon for hanging
  • Straight pins
  • Small Chalkboard sign

Instructions
 

  • Take your foam wreath and wrap it with your black fabric. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Actually, the least perfect, the better.
  • Pin the fabric on the back to secure it.
  • Once you are done, then wrap it with your creepy cloth. Here again, nothing perfect, it’s almost like where it lands, it’s fine! LOL.
  • Add a few pins to secure.
  • Bring the skeleton!!!
  • Depending on the size of your wreath foam and your skeleton, it might fit tight or get loose. You can always secure it with pins or even with wires in the back. It all depends on your skeleton.
  • In my case, the skeleton was itself a decoration it had its own rags like a parca, so I inserted the rags through the wreath to the back.
  • Fit your skeleton inside the wreath and fix all the rags around the head. Secure with pins in different places.
  • Adjust the skeleton’s hand position as desired. Most of these decor has its parts made with wires so you should be able to adjust them too.
  • Time to add some creepy animals.
  • If your plastic rats and bats are hollow, you might be able to pin them to the wreath. What I did was to find one hidden place between a leg and the belly and inserted the pin there.
  • Then I pin it to the wreath.
  • The same with the bats, but in this case, there was no hidden place so I used black pins.
  • Then you can add more spooky details, like skeleton legs, or more hands, spiderwebs. In this case, I put a skeleton leg and a chalkboard sign saying keep out.
  • The last detail is the hanger. I used a black ribbon to make the hanger.
  • There you go! You got yourself a spooky, creepy Halloween skeleton wreath for your door!
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