Another version of the Look for Less challenge, and this one is just in time for Halloween! The perfect Halloween skull wreath. It’s easy, spooky, pretty and cheap, since the whole thing is made with Dollar Tree supplies. And you still have time to make one! And you can make one in under an hour!
Look for Less Challenge
So, as I mentioned this project was done as part of the Look for Less challenge, which is a monthly youtube challenge to replicate a look for less than the original. My inspiration for this project was a rose and skull wreath that I saw when I was in Michaels, which retails for $80.
Skull Wreath Supplies:
From Dollar Tree:
Wire wreath form
Black garland (2)
Black Roses (2)
Purple Roses (2)
Iridescent skull drink container
The garland that I purchases had little white ghosts attached to it. I didn’t want them on my wreath, so I cut them off, then wrapped the garland around the wire wreath form I used 2 garlands to to the whole wreath. Then I wrapped the black feather boa loosely around the wreath, I only used one boa. This will give us our base with which to construct our Rose and skull wreath.
The original wreath had glitter on some of the roses, and since I happened to have glitter paints on hand, I decided to replicate this look. You could omit this piece, and the wreath would still be beautiful. I used purple glitter on the purple roses. As I mentioned this was already in paint, so I didn’t need to add mod podge or anything. Just dip in a small paint brush and apply it to the edges of the flowers. You don’t need much.If you can’t find glitter paint, just use glitter and mod podge.
Placing the Flowers
For flowers I chose 3 different picks that worked really well together. These purple roses, black roses and this very pretty multi coloured hydrangea, that played off the other 2 colours. I had to get some random tall person to reach the pretty hydrangea for me since it was way above my hobbit vantage point.
These flowers come off of the stems easily by just pulling them. You don’t need to cut them. I used 2 pics of the black and purple roses and one pic of the hydrangea. I found it worked best to just lay them all out, making any adjustments until you are satisfied, and then glue them in place. I used the hydrangea to fill in the edges of the wreath so that it stayed nice and round.
I could have used a white skull like the one in the inspiration piece, but then I saw this irridenscnt one, and I had to use it! Plus I think it went so well with all of the colours of the wreath. This is actually a drink container, which is also from Dollar Tree. All I did was to remove the cap and cut the back of the skull off, because I didn’t want it to stick out too far. I used scissors and Aviation Snips to cut the container. To attach it to the wreath I first poked a couple of holes in the side with scissors and used craft wire to attach it to the wreath form at the back.
A few well placed Bats
There were a few additional bits in with the rose pics, some little silver skulls, which I didn’t use, and some small silver bats, which I did.I just tucked them in here and there.
Ok, I hate to take all of the suspense out of it, but THAT IS IT!! It’s that easy.
Oh, and in case you wanted to know what mine cost, here is the deets!
Super easy scary and pretty wreath for your front door for Halloween. Off you go to the dollar tree to gather up your supplies and get going on your wreath!
And if Halloween is your thing, maybe you also need a giant spider for your Halloween decor as well?
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