Easy Dollar Store Skull Wreath

Dollar Store Halloween Wreath

Are you ready to start thinking about Halloween?  I have and easy dollar store skull wreath tutorial to share today that anyone can make!  The Halloween decorations are out in the stores now.  I have already found some of the items disappearing from store shelves.  I don’t want you to miss out, so I am showing you this today, just in case you want to hop on out to pick up skulls soon.  

  It is REALLY easy and cost me $17 to make all in except for the hot glue with the glue gun and a little black spray paint which I already had.diy-dollar-store-skull-halloween-wreath

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I began with a plain MDF wreath frame.  I found mine at Michael’s, but they are sometimes out of them.  In that case you can find them on Amazon.  I used an 18 inch frame.diy-halloween-wreathI gave my wreath form a quick spray with black spray paint .  This doesn’t have to be a fine finish, it will really be covered with the skulls and the tulle.  Get your skulls from Dollar Tree!  You can order them online and have them delivered to your home, or pick them up at your local Dollar Tree with free shipping!  Have extra skulls on hand?  You might want to add this Skull Garland to your Halloween decor, too!

make-a-dollar-store-skull-wreath-for-halloweenNow is the very easy part, just begin gluing the skulls to the frame.  I made sure that I glued the flat part on the bottom of the skulls so they would adhere well.diy-dollar-store-skull-wreath-for-halloweenJust keep adding skulls.  You will want to try them out before you begin so you have an idea of how close together you will want to glue them.  I spaced mine about an inch apart.  The cool thing was this would have my wreath include 13 skulls!  13 is a great number for Halloween, right?  make-your-own-skull-wreath-for-halloweenhalloween-skull-wreath-diyI got all of my skulls glued on and left a space for me to tie the tulle to hang the wreath.  You could space your skulls closer together if you want and add additional skulls so you have no gap, or you could put a Halloween bow in that spot.  This is just how I chose to make mine.  make-a-halloween-wreath-using-dollar-store-skullsI took my decorative tulle and tied a tight knot in it and glued it to the frame where the gap for my hanger is.  make-a-creepy-halloween-wreath-from-dollar-store-skullsNext I took the tulle and loosely wove it in and out, front and back of the skulls.  With an odd number of skulls, when I got all the way around, I was able to continue weaving it around, so each skull then had the tulle both in front and in back of it.  creepy-halloween-wreath-of-skullsAbove you can see how the tulle is woven around the skulls, both back and front.  a-skull-wreath-for-halloweenI wrapped the rest of the tulle around the wreath frame in the gap, tied a loop to hang it from, and I was done!



This dollar store halloween wreath was an easy  project that will leave you with a fun way to greet guests or trick or treaters who arrive at your home! 


If you want to get a little more elaborate, you can find the tutorials for this Halloween Swag and Elegant Halloween Wreath by clicking on those links!   Have fun!  



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  1. I agree with Shannon you are the queen of wreaths. Thank you so much for giving us all of these great and affordable ideas. One of my first thoughts was where I would storer this. I can only imagine that you must have a massive storage area!

    1. Oh thank you Sandra! A couple of truths here…I do have 3 large closets where I store stuff, but most of the time, I take things apart and store the pieces which usually takes up less space and lets me use the “stuff” in a different way every year. I have also sold a couple of things and I think that I may begin doing that with my wreaths, I cannot keep all of this “stuff”. I love FB selling groups and sold some dishes locally earlier this year! Of course, that means I can go shopping and buy more! One of these days I will have my storage all organized and show off how I store it all!

  2. Hi Chloe!
    I’m making this with my grandkids so they can give one to my daughter and I’ll keep the other one. Such a cute idea to do with them.
    Thanks so much,

    1. Thank you for letting me know you like this, Helen! I think that is a great idea for you to make this with your grandchildren! I am sure they will love making it and having it on their front door!

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