I almost hate to admit it but I am starting to love Halloween just as much as I love Christmas. And I LOVE Christmas. I wanted to make something extra creepy for the front door. I have always loved those big bags of bones you can buy during the Halloween season so I decided to pick one of those up and make something scary!
To create a Creepy Skeleton Wreath you will need:
- Bag of Bones ($12.98 at Walmart)
- 2 colours of Decorative Mesh Ribbon ($1.25 per roll at Dollar Tree)
- Floral Wire ($1.25.)
- Hot Glue Gun
I started buy figuring out roughly how I wanted my wreath to look. I didn’t have enough bones to arrange them in a perfect circle so I used a “skull and crossbones shape. Lay the bones our to make sure that everything will connect and are long/big enough to glue together.
The next step is to notch one of the cross bones so the upper cross bone rests across it and makes the “X” lie flat. The bones are plastic and I easily cut the notch with an old pair of scissors.
When the “X” lies flat, hot glue the bones together.
Arrange and glue bones together and allow to dry. Add glue to any spots that don’t feel secure.
Now attach the head and hands. I used lots of glue to make sure it was secure. That is it! I had other bones but they didn’t look right so I saved them to use somewhere else. I like how it looks Pirates of the Caribbean-esque.
Of course I can’t stop there and I need to put a pretty bow on top. Yes, even on a scary bone wreath.
I used 2 colours of decorative mesh ribbon and cut a 4 foot length of each and folded it over 3 times.
Secure the centre with a tightly wound piece of floral wire. Separate the loops and flip the loops inside out to add volume to the bow.
Attach to the top of the wreath with more floral wire and fluff.
I am really looking forward to hanging this beauty up on Oct 1st! We usually leave for holidays in October and rush though the Halloween season when we get home. This year I decided that we would skip right over the Thanksgiving decorating and go full Halloween all month!
I have amassed quite a nice collection of Halloween decor so I hope to eventually post a little Halloween Home Tour.
I hope you enjoy making a spooktacular wreath of your own!
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