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Pastel Skull Wreath- Dollar Store Craft

This Pastel Skull Wreath is a budget-friendly Halloween decor item that will hang beautifully in your home this fall.

Dollar store items are made into a stunning and calming Halloween inspired wreath with pastel-painted skulls, matching faux flowers, and plastic pastel-painted bugs all over.

Pastel Skull Wreath Pin

This is a must-have Halloween décor item the whole family will enjoy!

This Wreath is so beautiful you’ll want to reuse it every year to bring a touch of Halloween to your home.

In one hour, you’ll have a wreath covered in light pastel flowers with beautiful looking skulls, and pastel-painted bugs crawling all over ready to enjoy!

Pastel Skull Wreath

HOW TO MAKE A PASTEL SKULL WREATH

Plastic skulls are painted light pastel colors and attached to a wreath covered in faux flowers with plastic pastel colored bugs all over.

This is a Halloween decor item the whole family will enjoy! Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific material amounts and detailed instructions in the printable craft at the bottom of this post.

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PASTEL SKULL WREATH MATERIALS

Wreath Craft

This easy Pastel Skull Wreath craft uses easy to find materials to create a pretty Halloween decor piece your family will love.

All you need is:

  • a few plastic skulls 
  • faux flowers 
  • acrylic paint
  • wire wreath form 
  • floral wire 
  • a few plastic bugs 

PASTEL SKULL WREATH INSTRUCTIONS

painting skulls

First, begin by painting each skull a different color of pastel acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.

If you have trouble getting your paint to stick (which you shouldn’t, but in case), you can paint your skulls with chalk paint first, then when that’s dry, apply the acrylic paint.

wreath flowers

Repeat with the plastic bugs and allow the paint to dry fully. Cut off the tops of each of the flowers and thread a piece of floral wire through each flower head.

Pastel Skull Wreath- Dollar Store Craft

Using the floral wire, affix each flower head onto the wire wreath form, mixing the colors together as desired.

skull with glue

Using your hot glue gun tip, make two actual holes at the back of the skull by heating through the plastic, 1-inch apart, on the back top of each skull.

Pastel Skull Wreath- Dollar Store Craft

Be mindful of how the skull will face when you make these holes, as holes lower on the back of the skull will make the skull look down, while holes higher up on the head will make the skull lookup.

Putting bugs on plastic skull

Affix the bugs randomly over the skulls or in the flowers with the hot glue.

Thread a piece of floral wire through the two holes (one wire, curved in a hook threaded through one hole and out the other) on each skull.

Finished wreath

Using the floral wire in the back of the skull, attach the skull to the wire wreath frame.

In one hour, you’ll have a Halloween decor item that’s sure to become a new favorite!

skull wreath on a wall

PASTEL SKULL WREATH TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made Pastel Skull Wreaths, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have. If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE A PASTEL SKULL WREATH?

This wreath might take a while but you are creating a Halloween decor item that will last for many years. This Skull Wreath craft takes approximately 1 hour. TOTAL.

This includes:

  • About 15 minutes to paint the skulls and bugs
  • Close to 20 minutes to cut off the tops of each of the flowers and thread a piece of floral wire through each flower head
  • Around 20 minutes to affix each flower head onto the wire wreath form
  • 5 minutes to attach the skulls and bugs to the wreath
pastel wreath on brick wall

WHAT GOES WELL WITH A PASTEL SKULL WREATH?

Pastel Skull Wreaths go well with a wide variety of Halloween décor.

Some of my personal favorites include:

DO I HAVE TO USE PASTEL COLORS TO MAKE THIS SKULL WREATH?

Nope. You can pick Halloween colors like green, black, and orange to make this skull wreath.

In my opinion, I felt pastel colors created a really nice look, but go with the color scheme you love the most!

Pastel Skull Wreath- Dollar Store Craft

CAN I HANG THIS PASTEL SKULL WREATH OUTSIDE?

Yes, I created this Skull Wreath to be an outdoor Halloween decor item. It should hold up to the weather in your area.

You can also hang it inside your home. 

WHERE CAN I FIND THE MATERIALS TO MAKE THIS WREATH?

I found most of the items at my local Dollar Tree store.

It’s a budget-friendly wreath and you shouldn’t have any issues finding the materials. 

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS PASTEL SKULL WREATH RECIPE?

This simple Pastel Skull Wreath not only looks great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding fake cobwebs and glow-in-the-dark paint over the skulls.

Pastel Wreath

PASTEL SKULL WREATH CRAFT

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Pastel Skull Wreath- Dollar Store Craft

skull wreath on a wall

This Pastel Skull Wreath is a budget-friendly Halloween decor item that will hang beautifully in your home this fall. Dollar store items are made into a stunning and calming Halloween inspired wreath with pastel-painted skulls, with matching faux flowers and plastic pastel-painted bugs all over.

Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Medium

Materials

  • a few plastic skulls
  • faux flowers
  • acrylic paint
  • wire wreath form
  • floral wire
  • a few plastic bugs

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Wire Cutters

Instructions

  1. First, paint each of the skulls with a different color of pastel acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry completely. If you have trouble getting your paint to stick (which you shouldn’t, but in case), you can paint your skulls with chalk paint first, then when that’s dry, apply the acrylic paint. Repeat with the plastic bugs and allow the paint to dry fully.
  2. Cut off the tops of each of the flowers and thread a piece of floral wire through each flower head.
  3. Using the floral wire, affix each flower head onto the wire wreath form, mixing the colors together as desired.
  4. Using your hot glue gun tip, make two holes, one inch apart, on the back top of each skull. Be mindful of how the skull will face when you make these holes, as holes lower on the back of the skull will make the skull look down, while holes higher up on the head will make the skull lookup.
  5. Affix the bugs randomly over the skulls or in the flowers with the hot glue.
  6. Thread a piece of floral wire through the two holes (one wire, curved in a hook threaded through one hole and out the other) on each skull.
  7. Using the floral wire in the back of the skull, attach the skull to the wire wreath frame, and enjoy!

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WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this Halloween craft as much as my family does!

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