this is halloween – diy skeleton wreath


Last year I made a cute bat wreath that I was fully intending on using this year until I came across some mini-skeletons on sale at Michaels. The wheels in my head started spinning and I decided to take the plunge on new skeleton wreath. I’m really digging skeletons this year. I may have bought quite a few this year.

I bought a cheap grapevine wreath and spray painted it black with some satin spray paint I had on hand. I used some black yarn to attach the skeletons to the wreath once it had dried and then used this antique looking Halloween ribbon for the bow and to hang it from the door. I scored that ribbon on super sale last year after Halloween at Michaels too. Love it and need to figure out more places to use it.

Aren’t the little skeletons cute? I think I’m slightly obsessed with them. I bought a few big skeletons for the house and I am utterly in love with them. The little ones have also won my heart.

And the best part of all this? This wreath cost about $10 to make!


  • Wreath was about $4
  • Skeleton set was about $4 with a coupon
  • Ribbon was about $2 on super sale after Halloween last year
  • Black spray paint is a staple in my craft stash

I’m so glad I decided to update our wreath this year. I’m loving the new look and the skeleton wreath fits in better with my overall theme this year.

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