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Breathtaking Creepy Skeleton Skull Wreath

Looking for a jaw-dropping elegant but scary door hanger to haunt your house this year? Then this Creepy Skeleton Skull Wreath is sure to frighten your neighbors this Halloween! For more creepy projects see my Halloween page.

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Halloween decorating season is in full swing and I’m in love with all things spooky! If you are a regular reader you would know this is my favorite time of the year! I was asked to join the Celebrate the Season Joann Fabrics Campaign Halloween themed project this year.

I was so excited to be a part of this year’s Halloween fun! I came up with a Creepy Skeleton Skull Wreath for my front entryway! He is super scary but has a sense of elegance at the same time. Here’s how to make one for your haunted house this year.

Creepy Skeleton Skull Wreath


  • 6 Autumn Inspirations Long Stem Fall Foliage
  • 1 small Autumn Inspirations Small Fall Foliage Bush
  • 1 18-inch Grapevine Wreath
  • Skeleton Groundbreaker Set
  • Three separate 1/4 yards of fabric: Halloween Spirit Popcorn Metal Black, Let’s Pretend Coffin Knit Black, Let’s Pretend Zombie Foil Mesh in black/silver
  • Holiday Inspirations Halloween Sign
  • Floral Wire
  • Philips Head Screwdriver
  • Flat Black Krylon Spray Paint
  • Fiskars Mixed Media Thick & Heavy Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Jute Twine
How to make a skull wreath


trim foliage from stems

Using pliers, cut the long stems off to the leafy part of the 6 long foliage stems. Cut the branch closest to the end of the stem off and set aside.

curve foliage like a hook
Hook foliage in edge of wreath

Place the long stems about 3 inches apart around the bottom of your wreath.

Bend the wire end and hook them in between the wreath vines. Secure them with floral wire to the wreath.

wire foliage through vines

Place the 6 smaller stems (the ones you cut off of the long stems) between the 6 long stems and secure with floral wire.

Cut the smaller bush apart from the base with pliers leaving the stems long. Place them in the bottom of the wreath to cover the base of attached long stems. Do not attach them. Lightly spray paint the foliage and the wreath with Flat black spray paint.

Spray paint foliage for Halloween

Let it dry. Remove the stems from the small bush from the wreath.

cut fabric to add to Halloween wreath

Cut your fabric into 1 inch wide long strips.

Loop fabric over vines and tie down

Tie the fabric to the back and front of the wreath between the long stems.

Fabric tied to vine wreath

Add your bush stems back to the top of the long stems and attach with floral wire.

How to make a skull groundbreaker wreath

Remove the stakes from the skeleton arms with a screwdriver.

Tie skeleton bones for wreath hanger

Tie them together at the elbow tightly with twine. Attach the arms tightly with floral wire through the base of the fingers to the top of the wreath.

make a hole in a Halloween Skeleton

Make a small hole in the base of the skull with the screwdriver. Feed the floral wire through the holes and attach to the inside of wreath over the small bush stems.

Place your Halloween sign and attach with floral wire, and that’s it! Super spooky for your Halloween entryway!

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You can get all the items listed above to make your own Creepy Skull Wreath at your  local JoAnns Craft Store

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  1. Hello. Thanks for sharing. Could you post a link to the sign or tell us where you got it? Thanks.

    1. Hi Hope,
      This post was a sponsored post I made for JoAnn Fabrics, All the supplies were from there. Unfortunately, that was a few years ago so it may be tough to find the exact sign. I will have a look and add some to this post. Otherwise, maybe try a Halloween pop-up store.

  2. Love this! I must say you are talented! One of my coworkers saw a picture of your wreath circulating on Facebook and jokingly said I could make it. I ended up googling, found you blog and with your help I was able to make it! I would love to share it with you!!

    1. Hi Jose!
      I would love to see it! It is still one of my favorite Halloween decorations. Send me an email with a pic! kim(at)madeinaday.com


  3. This is a great Halloween project! Thanks for sharing it at The Pin Junkie Link Party. This project was featured in a HUGE Halloween roundup. Hope you can stop by to grab a button and let everyone know that you were featured on The Pin Junkie.

  4. Love it, my children would too, very creative :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, featuring and pinning this week at the hop :)

  5. Your wreath has just the right amount of creepy! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pieced Pastimes

  6. What a spooky wreath. You did such a fabulous job on it. Love the skeleton too. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  7. How can something be creepy and cute at the same time? Thanks for sharing this at our Making Monday link party. We appreciate you. I’m pinning this to our Making Monday board to share with our followers. Have a fabulous weekend.

  8. FEATURING this on The Patriotic Pam tonight when my Weekend Link Party goes live at 7pm. I love it! Thanks for linking up. Please come by and check it out.
    Pam @ The Patriotic Pam

  9. I love this wreath! I’m pinning it, and featuring it this week on Planned in Pencil… I know my readers will appreciate that coupon! Thanks for sharing it at the Pinworthy Project Party.

  10. Adorable!! Pinning!!

    I’m swinging by from Give me the Goods Monday!! You can find me at Look forward to having you visit!!

    Lauren — @ From Gate to Plate

  11. Seriously Amazing Kim!! Thanks for linking up to Tickled Pink Times Two. Pinned.

  12. Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom) says:

    This is SO cute! I’m going to have to grab the stuff to make this this weekend!

  13. Kayla @ Home Coming blog says:

    This looks so great! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers.

  14. I absolutely love this wreath! I love the skeleton arms and the fall foliage. This is such a wonderful wreath, and I’m pinning it!

    Navy Wifey Peter

  15. Wow Kim…AMAZING job! I just love this…love the layers of fabric and leaves. Pinning this now!

  16. Love this wreath! Super creative and unique. Thank you!!

  17. Kim, what a wreath! Seriously, that’s the coolest, creepiest! I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to the DIY Sunday Showcase!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Cheers to you and yours,

  18. I am usually not the one really into wreaths…but this really caught my eye! (from Best of The Weekend link party.) This is really simple and fast to make…and with the coupon…you rock! I’m actually getting the supplies on Monday and making this with my youngest son (he’s 6). He’d really dig this project. Besides, we’d have the coolest wreath up in the neighborhood! Pinned and printing…(=

  19. Kay Homer says:

    I love the wreath!! You did a fantastic job! I love the way you broke down the instructions so it can be created easily. You are so creative. What’s next?

  20. That is pretty awesome! I love all the foliage!

  21. I love this wreath! Halloween is my son’s favorite holiday. This wreath would be a great project for us to do together.

  22. I love love the wreath it is just so creative and I am so inspired to make one like it…love the creepy scary part of the whole Haloween fun and you have certainly captured that…I really cannot stop looking at it…Come on over for a visit and see the goulie goules this is their last dinner…Phyllis

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