Halloween skull wreath

Are you decorating your front porch for Halloween this year? Give your front door a touch of moody macabre with this Halloween skull wreath. A scalloped wooden frame gives the wreath just the right style touch, while plastic skulls add an appropriate amount of creepy classiness.

NOTE: This is a Halloween Skull Wreath, not a Day of the Dead Wreath! Day of the Dead is a completely different holiday (Nov 1 & 2). You can make this for Dia de Los Muertos by painting the skulls to be bright and cheery and add other colorful elements, and not call it spooky or related to Halloween.

Here is my video tutorial!

okay, back to this Halloween skull wreath! Whether you are a beginner crafter or a seasoned pro, this Halloween wreath is a fun and simple project. No matter your skill level, you can make a fa-boo-lous skull wreath that you’ll be proud to display on your door.

Halloween skull wreath


  • Scalloped wooden frame
  • Felt skull mat (or image of your choice — you can also use lace or a mirror)
  • Tulle in purple, black and orange
  • Plastic skulls
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Black spray paint or craft acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Optional: lights


Spray-paint the wooden frame black and let dry.

Cut tulle, 8–10 pieces in each color, 12 inches each.

Tie tulle around the frame. Trim the excess so the tulle is even all the way around.

Flip the frame over and hot glue the skull mat to the back of the frame.

Return the frame to face up and hot glue the skulls around the opening in a balanced manner.

and there you go!

Halloween Skull Wreath

Love & light,