How to Make an Easy Skull Wreath plus Halloween Decorating with Skeletons
Every year we say we are “going big” with our outdoor Halloween décor and it never happens. This year, we didn’t exactly “go big” but I did put in some effort. Today I am sharing how to make an easy glitter skull wreath with foam bones. Then I’ll share how we had some fun with poseable skeletons.
How to Make a Skull Wreath
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- Wire Frame Wreath
- Floral Wire
- Foam Skulls and Bones
- Gold Glitter
- Foam Paint Brush
- White Glue or Mod Podge
First, cover your workspace with newspaper and glitter the skull. I only glittered the front half of these skulls because I thought it looked neat to be half bone and half glitter. I used a foam paint brush to paint on Mod Podge and then sprinkled gold glitter and let it dry.
While the glue dries, wrap the wire wreath with ribbon use floral wire to tie the ribbon to the wreath when you first attach it. Wrap the entire wreath and then tuck the other end into a fold in the back.
Attach foam bones and skulls with floral wire. I used a wooden BBQ skewer to poke holes in the back of the skulls to feed the wire through and attach it to the wire frame.
I made two and hung them on my front gates. Last year I made these two Recycled Plastic Trash Bag Wreaths.
Decorating with Skeletons Outside
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Funny Poseable Skeleton Ideas
I have seen some pretty cool ideas online using these poseable skeletons for outdoor decorations. Some ideas I have seen are:
- Skeletons sitting on haybales having a campfire party
- Bride and groom scene
- Thieves helping each other climb the side of the house and roof
- A Group have a party on the front porch
- Man walking his dog
- Friends side by side sitting and wearing top hats and holding canes
- A woman or man riding a bike
- Pallbearers carrying a casket
- Guy mowing the lawn with a lawnmower
The secret to helping you pose the skeletons are zip ties. Depending on how you choose to pose them, zip ties made this so quick and easy. I used them to tie the hands and feet together around a tree and hands around the gate.
Here are a couple photos from over the years.
Decorating with Skeletons Inside
Don’t forget to decorate with skeletons inside the house! It’s always fun to add them to your screen porch or dining room table.
I hope you like my Halloween Decorating with Skeletons ideas!
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This article has been updated and improved from September 2019.