Halloween skeleton wreath tutorial

Hey hey hey! We’re adding to our ever growing Halloween decor with a skeleton wreath and there’s no bones about it that today’s tutorial is super cute… get it? Bones? Skeleton? Hahaha… (;

Cute and easy Halloween skeleton wreath tutorial

This project was inspired by BHG’s skeleton wreath– seriously adorable!

BHG.com skeleton wreath

We wanted to incorporate some orange into ours but still loved the black and whites so that concept was a keeper! We snagged some gorgeous FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® decorative 12″ mesh in yummy Halloween colors: orange, purple, white and green. Because we were creating our skeleton wreath opposite of BHG’s, we used the orange deco mesh to wrap our straw wreath paired with some black&white striped ribbon for the bow.

Supplies to make a super easy Halloween skeleton wreath

Besides the deco mesh and ribbon, we also used glitter + mod podge to cover a dollar store plastic skull. Be sure to have a foam brush and glue gun ready, too! We promise this was a snap to put together and within an hour (or less) from start to finish it was hanging on the front door ready to welcome spooky Halloween guests!

cute DIY Halloween skeleton wreath


  1. Using your foam brush, apply a thin coat of mod podge onto the plastic skull.
  2. Working in sections, immediately shake (or pour) glitter over the mod podge.
  3. To avoid glitter all.over.the.house, cover skull with a light spray varnish, (sold in any craft/hobby store.)
  4. Wrap your decorative mesh around the straw wreath form.
  5. To secure the end of the deco mesh to the wreath form, simply add a dab of hot glue.
  6. Tie a pretty double bow (we found our chunky striped ribbon from Michael’s) and knot it.
  7. Hot glue the skull to the wreath form, then the bow under the skull directly to the wreath form.
  8. Viola! Enjoy! (:

Cutest DIY Halloween skeleton wreath

This wreath is such a fun addition to our recent Halloween decor like our stenciled buntingpainted pumpkins and Halloween marquee letters and fun Halloween font roundup. Holy moly it’s only mid-September and we’re almost decked to the max with October’s cute holiday… almost! (;

Super cute Halloween skeleton wreath tutorial

We are totally lovin’ the bright orange deco mesh paired with the neutral black and silver!

DIY cute Halloween skeleton wreath

Be sure to visit Make it Fun: Crafts for more fun Halloween ideas like a cute candy corn family, darling glittery bats and eerie foam tombstones. #MakeitFunCrafts


Lolly Jane
Meet Kelli & Kristi, twin sisters and authors of Lolly Jane. We are two busy wives + mommas who are makers of all things pretty. From signs to home decor and holiday crafts or redoing furniture in between soccer practices, we do it all all while armed with an ice cold Diet Coke. Join us in our DIY adventures! XOXO
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  • fariba - Super , Super ,I love your pattern . Thanks a lot ;)ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Well thank you Fariba! Cute stripes, for sure! (:ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - Love the glitter skeleton!! Super fun wreath!!ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Thanks Crystal! Everything is cuter with glitter smothered on it, right? (; xoReplyCancel

  • Amy W - I’m not a huge “scary” halloween type person, so normally I’d walk right past the skulls in the Halloween aisle. BUT THIS IS ADORABLE! I’m honestly loving it. Maybe it’s the glitter, maybe it’s the bright fun ribbon/bow… I don’t know, but I love it. Thanks for sharing crafty ladies!


  • Krista @ the happy housie - So cute!! I LOVE the bright orange with the black and white stripes and sparkles….a perfect fun combo for Halloween:) I think I need a little skeleton action on my halloween wreath this year… feeling inspired. Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Thank you, sweet Krista! We are all about keeping it simple- orange and black are such classic colors (; Add a skeleton- I thought it would be kinda creepy but blinging it out kinda takes that away. LOL! Happy weekend to you!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - Wow, I can’t believe how fabulous the glittered skull looks! What a fun wreath!ReplyCancel

    • lollyjane - Thanks Sharon! Glitter takes the creepiness away! LOL (:ReplyCancel

  • Halloween skull cake stand - […] can greet your spooky guests with our Halloween skeleton wreath to match… there’s no bones about it these two projects are the perfect party pair! […]ReplyCancel

  • Laurie BetterBeeDaily - What an incredibly unique idea! Definitely one of my favorites for Halloween thus far!

    I featured one of your images on my website here: http://www.betterbeedaily.com/around-the-beehive-9-23-13ReplyCancel

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  • An Inside Job | sumpretty - […] Halloween is near — absolutely one of my favorite times of the year. Pumpkin lattes, skulls and Michael Meyers. What’s better than that? Love this spooky wreath by LollyJane. […]ReplyCancel

  • carissa - cute! now that’s a skeleton i could put in my house. glitter=soldReplyCancel

  • thechicadeeshop - Thank you for the compliment! That’s my DIY wreath from BHG! So fun to see your version. Cheers!
    Melissa Clark
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  • Jeanine - This is super cute! I like the inspiration wreath, but I think the 3-D skull is even better. Gives yours more depth.

    But you know what would make this even BETTER?? Punch out the eyes of the skull, make a hole in the back of the skull, and PUT LIGHTS IN IT! A wee strand of battery-powered LED lights would light it up really well, and if they were orange, so much the better!ReplyCancel

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