Learn how to make this Halloween skull wreath to decorate your home this holiday season! This Dollar Tree DIY Halloween wreath offers a beautiful take on a normally macabre element and utilizes Dollar Tree Halloween supplies to save you money.

Halloween Skull Wreath: DIY Halloween Wreath with Dollar Tree Supplies

September 19, 2020
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Learn how to make this Halloween skull wreath to decorate your home this holiday season! This Dollar Tree DIY Halloween wreath offers a beautiful take on a normally macabre element and utilizes Dollar Tree Halloween supplies to save you money.

DIY Halloween Wreath. How to make a Dollar Tree Halloween Skull Wreath to decorate your front door for the holiday season. This Dollar Tree DIY Halloween Wreath is inexpensive and easy to make for chic Halloween decorations for your home. This Dollar Store DIY Halloween wreath idea offers a beautiful take on a normally macabre element and utilizes Dollar Tree Halloween supplies to save you money on your seasonal holiday Halloween decor.

Your neighbors will love this chic Halloween decor idea for your front door! Made using Dollar Tree pastel skulls, this DIY Halloween wreath is not only pretty, it’s also not too scary for young trick-or-treaters.

I remember when my son wasn’t quite yet four and went trick-or-treating with me in the neighborhood. At the very first house a man opened his front door and jumped out wearing a scary mask. My son, obviously, was terrified. He spent the next 15 minutes sobbing, less than thrilled over the end goal of free candy. We were more cautious about where we went trick-or-treating after that incident. It took some gentle coaxing the following year. Ultimately, my son came around and was able to enjoy his Halloween outings after that initial adverse incident.

Not only did my son enjoy trick-or-treating later on, he also grew to love decorating for Halloween. In addition to spending (or rather overspending) on Halloween decorations, we also made our own! We’ve made everything from American Horror Story inspired DIY Halloween decor to upcycled DIY Halloween tombstones together over the years. These Halloween crafts provided a unique opportunity to create something together, while also enjoying one on one mother and son time.

I love to decorate for Halloween with skeletons, especially now that my son is grown and off at grad school. However, you may want to tone down your own Halloween decor if you have young children at home. Or perhaps you simply enjoy Halloween decorations that are slightly more girly than terrifying. If either of these scenarios is the case, then you’ll love this Halloween skull wreath! It’s the the perfect DIY Halloween wreath for your front door this holiday season. 

Here’s how to make your own pastel Halloween skull wreath with Dollar Tree materials.

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DIY Halloween Skull Wreath

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Materials & Supplies:

3 Dollar Tree Plastic Skulls
Several Bunches Artificial Flowers in Assorted Colors
Acrylic Craft Paints in Blue, Pink, White and Purple
12 or 14-Inch Dollar Tree Wire Wreath Form
Dollar Tree Floral Wire
Plastic Dollar Tree Insects and Arachnids

blue flowers, wire wreath frame and wire cutters for making dollar tree wreath

Tools Needed:

Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks 
Utility Scissors
Wire Cutters

Directions for Crafting A DIY Halloween Wreath with Skulls:

To craft this Halloween skull wreath, you’ll first paint each of the plastic Dollar Tree skulls with a different color of pastel acrylic paint. I used pink, blue and purple paints for this step. You can use chalk paint first, should you have issues with the acrylic paint adhering to the surface.

Once painted, allow the painted skulls to fully dry.

While the paint on the Halloween skulls dries, paint the plastic insects with pink and yellow acrylic paints, or the paint colors of your choice. Then allow the paint to dry completely.

Once you’ve painted the skulls and insects for your DIY Halloween wreath, you can move on to the next step.

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To begin decorating the wreath form with flowers, first cut off the tops of each of the flowers you selected to craft the Halloween skull wreath.

attaching flowers to wreath form

Next, thread a piece of floral wire through each of the flower heads.

DIY Halloween Wreath. How to make a Dollar Tree Halloween Skull Wreath to decorate your front door for the holiday season. This Dollar Tree DIY Halloween Wreath is inexpensive and easy to make for chic Halloween decorations for your home. This Dollar Store DIY Halloween wreath idea offers a beautiful take on a normally macabre element and utilizes Dollar Tree Halloween supplies to save you money on your seasonal holiday Halloween decor.

Using the floral wire, affix each flower head onto the wire wreath form.

attaching flowers to dollar tree diy halloween wreath with skulls

Add the flowers to wreath form, mixing the colors together as desired, until you have filled the entire wreath. In addition to the flowers, you can also add a decorative bow to your Halloween skull wreath if you like, made from wire ribbon.

Now use the hot glue gun to glue the insects you painted onto the pastel painted skulls. Randomly affix the insects over the skulls or in the flowers of your DIY Halloween wreath using hot glue to hold them in place.

Once you’ve glued the insects onto the wreath and skulls, you’ll create “hooks” on the back of the skulls. These will be used to attach floral wire to the Halloween skulls so they can then be attached to the wreath.

how to make a hanger for back of painted plastic dollar tree skulls for a halloween skull wreath

To do this, use the hot glue gun tip to make two holes, one inch apart, on the back top of each skull.

Make sure to be watchful of how the skull will face when you create the holes on the back of the skulls. Holes created lower on the back of the skull will make the skull look down, whereas holes higher up on the back of the skull’s head will make the skull look up. So be sure to position accordingly, depending on how you want your Halloween skull wreath to look.

attaching pastel painted skull to dollar store diy halloween wreath

Now thread a piece of floral wire through the two holes (one wire, curved in a hook threaded through one hole and out the other) on each of the pastel painted Halloween skulls. 

skulls and flowers on diy halloween wreath with dollar tree supplies

Using the floral wire in the back of the skull, attach each of the skulls to the wire wreath frame on your DIY Halloween wreath. 

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Your completed Halloween skull wreath is now ready to hang and display on your front door! I hope you loved making your own DIY Halloween wreath with Dollar Tree supplies for your Halloween decor. 

Yield: 1 Halloween Skull Wreath

Halloween Skull Wreath

Make this Halloween skull wreath to decorate your home for the holiday! This DIY Halloween wreath with Dollar Tree supplies is both chic and affordable to make. It offers an interesting twist on a normally macabre element for your Halloween decor.

Make this Halloween skull wreath to decorate your home for the holiday! This DIY Halloween wreath with Dollar Tree supplies is both chic and affordable to make. It offers an interesting twist on a normally macabre element for your Halloween decor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate
Estimated Cost $15

Materials

  • 3 Dollar Tree Plastic Skulls
  • Artificial Flowers in Assorted Colors
  • Acrylic Craft Paints in Pastel Colors
  • 12 or 14-Inch Dollar Tree Wire Wreath Form
  • Dollar Tree Floral Wire
  • Plastic Dollar Tree Insects and Arachnids

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun with Glue Sticks
  • Utility Scissors
  • Wire Cutters

Instructions

  1. Paint each of the plastic Dollar Tree skulls with a different color of pastel acrylic paint. Let the painted skulls dry.
  2. Paint the plastic insects with pink and yellow acrylic paints. Allow the paint to dry completely.
  3. Cut off the tops of each of the flowers you selected to craft the Halloween skull wreath.
  4. Now decorate the wreath form with the flowers. To do this thread a piece of floral wire through each of the flower heads. Then use the floral wire, affix each flower head onto the wire wreath form.
  5. Add the flowers to wreath form, mixing the colors together as desired, until you have filled the entire wreath.
  6. Use the hot glue gun to glue the insects you painted onto the pastel painted skulls. Randomly affix the insects over the skulls or in the flowers of your DIY Halloween wreath using hot glue to hold them in place.
  7. Create hooks on the back of the skulls to attach floral wire to the Halloween skulls so they can attached to the wreath. To do this, use the hot glue gun tip to make two holes, one inch apart, on the back top of each skull.
  8. Now thread a piece of floral wire through the two holes (one wire, curved in a hook threaded through one hole and out the other) on each of the pastel painted Halloween skulls.
  9. Using the floral wire in the back of the skull, attach each of the skulls to the wire wreath frame on your DIY Halloween wreath.  
  10. Hang to display as Halloween decor on your front door.

Notes

If you experience issues with the paint sticking to the plastic skulls, you can paint them with chalk paint first. The acrylic paint should then adhere without issue.

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